Alcalá View 1986 2.6

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campus building plans set P lans are well under way for construction of a $10.5 million student housing complex on the site of the Sports Center softball field. The new housing will be the first phase of a three- phase project designed to add student apartments, new recreationa l facilities and a child care center to the east campus near the Sports Center. The San Diego arch itec- tural firm of Schoell and Paul, In c. is completing working drawings for the proposed 154-unit student apartments, according to Jack Boyce, vice presi- dent for financial affairs. Grading for the project is expected to begin in May or June. The apartments will be ready for occupancy by Septembe r 1987. The proj ect will b e funded through the issu- ance of $15 million of Cali- fornia Educational Facil i- ties Authority (CEFA) tax exempt bonds, Boyce said. About $3 million of the to- tal will help pay for Unive r- sity Center construction. Authorized by the state legis lature, CEFA bonds are available to California


This is an artist's rendering of the new student apartments.

be accessible to the handi - capped. The bui ldings will incor- porate the Spanish Renais- sance architectural style featuring arches, columns and wrought iron prevalent throughout campus. Joh n Zeterbe rg , director of physical plant, said plans call for the buildings to be cluste red around a court- yard. The ho u s ing will be a mix of undergraduate and graduate students, wit h the exact breakdown to be determined at a later date, Bu r ke noted. One of t h e b ui ld ings wi ll contai n (Pleas e s ee nex t page)

private universities to fund new fac ilities construction, renovation and the pur- c h ase of cap ita l eq uip- ment. The proposed housing is part of the University's long range plan for 1985-95. The document includes plans for facilities deve lopme nt throughout campus. Th e d emand for addi- tional student housing has been clearly demonstrated, according to Tom Burke , vice president for students. Fall semester 156 students were housed in th e off- campus Oakwood Apart- ments. continuing the

trend of rec e nt years in which student demand for on-campus housing has ex- ceeded supply. Burke ex- pects that trend to con- tinue. " The demand justified more housing," said Burke, "so we have moved ahead with plans." Three three-story build- ings will be built. Each will consist of two wings of one- and two-bedroom apar t- ments. All units will in - c l ude a kit c h e n. din ing area. living room with a balcony. and, in the two- bedroom units, two bath- rooms and two bedrooms. All ground floor units will

USD Employees Newsletter

Vol. 2, No. 6

March 1986

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