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The University's master plan calls for an additional 1270 bed. The University intends to build 1270 student beds for first-year students in a multi-phase project on a parcel of land owned by the CCU Student Housing Foundation known as the Elvington Property with initial (Phase 1), student occupancy for 635 possible in Fall, 2014.

This traditional, but modern residence hall should have double-loaded corridors with junior suites, or semi-suites, providing double-occupancy bedrooms and a minimum of one bathroom with separate vanity and lockable water closet per semi-suite. A heavy emphasis should be placed on community spaces on each floor with a ratio of two large community spaces, one quiet study room and one living room space per 35 residents. Full wireless and wired internet connectivity, access control and security systems including mechanical and electronic locks, security cameras and fire safety equipment, high efficiency laundry machines, custodial and maintenance storage and working space, apartments for professional live-in staff, as well as professional offices, reception, and meeting space. Office space is being planned throughout the complex for University Housing staff of 20-25.

The phased in approach will allow for future growth and also allow for upperclassmen to have the option of living on campus. This project will meet the University's Strategic Plan to grow to 12,500 students by 2020.

Project Budget


Estimated Start Date

January, 2013

Estimated Completion Date

July, 2015

Status of Project

January 07, 2013 - Site drawing development ongoing.

October 30, 2012 - A-1 approved by SC Budget and Control Board for Phase II Construction.

October 24, 2012 - A-1 approved by JBRC for Phase II Construction.

June 21, 2012 - A-1 submitted to the Commission on Higher Education for Phase II Construction.

June 21, 2012 - CHE Project approved through CPIP process.

May 23, 2012 - Committee design meeting scheduled.

May 22, 2012 - Structural, mechanical and electrical consultants meeting scheduled.

April 10, 2012 - First meeting of the Programming Committee with the architectural design team scheduled.

April 04, 2012 - Architect for project, Quackenbush Architects.

March 06, 2012 - A-1 for Phase I Design approved by SC Budget and Control Board.

February 29, 2012 - A-1 for Phase I Design approved by JBRC.

February 02, 2012 - A-1 for Phase I Design approved by CHE.

January 11, 2012 - A-1 submitted to Commission on Higher Education in the amount of $85,000,000 for Phase I Design.


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