New residence hall to be completed in June, prices to be similar to the Village

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Upperclassmen will have another housing option in the fall.

Construction for the new residence hall in the North Residential Village is set to be finished in June. The building hopes to help house the increasing class sizes.

The room prices are slated to be comparable to the Village at 115 with townhouse rooms costing $12,000, and the cheapest apartment setups coming in at $10,800.

All these prices are tentative as the Board of Trustees still has yet to approve them.

This new building will add 290 beds. There will be one-, two-, three- and four-person apartment suites. There will also be eight two-person town houses. It will consist of a common space for the whole Case Western Reserve University community, including a multipurpose room, which is an active learning classroom lounge.

“We hope to have classes there,” said Loretta Sexton, assistant director of Campus Living. The building will also contain a residents’ only space.

While this is upper-class housing, like the Village at 115th, there are quite a few differences.

“The difference between these two buildings is how they’re built,” said Gerda. “[The Village] is a very diverse type of residence hall. In the new residence hall, all the floors are symmetrical.”

The floors are uniform to make it easier for the architecture and construction company, as well as have it built faster. There is also no basement, and there is one large laundry room in the complex.

The bedrooms consist of a double bed, a desk, a desk chair and a dresser. The apartments include a common area and a kitchen space. Unlike the Village, however, there will be no dishwashers.

“We went with similar furniture you would find with any upper-class housing,” said Sexton.

The rooms and apartments will also be smaller and be more space-efficient.

“The spaces are very compact,” said Gerda. “The Village was built in a different era, so these spaces are back on that theme of not having a lot of wasted space and efficiency.”

The building will have a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver Certification, meaning that it is space and energy efficient.

“The major theme of this building is sustainability,” noted Janice Gerda, director of Residence Life.