Groundbreaking for residence halls April 17

South-Central Residence Hall

Northwest Residence Hall

 

BOWLING GREEN, O.—The landscape is changing at Bowling Green State University with the addition of two new residence halls. A groundbreaking will be held to celebrate the construction at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the former site of Rodgers Quadrangle.

The event coincides with an open house for high school juniors coordinated by the Office of Admissions. Students from this class will be the first to live in the new residence halls slated for completion in fall 2011.

Construction will begin later this month. One hall will be located on the Rodgers site. The second will be located in the parking lot north of Offenhauer. Renderings of the new buildings will be on display during the event.

The project architect is the Design Group, from Columbus. Lathrop Turner from Maumee will handle construction. Both residence halls combined will cost an estimated $65,000,000 to build and will incorporate four- and five-story sections for a total of 336,103 square feet.

The South-Central Residence Hall on the Rodgers site will have room for 647 residents, while the Northwest Residence Hall north of Offenhauer will have the capacity for 632 students.

 

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(Posted April 14, 2010 )