Construction begins on $17 million UD housing project

Summer of construction at the University of Dayton. (WDTN Photo)
Summer of construction at the University of Dayton. (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — While most University of Dayton students are back home this summer, construction has already kicked off on campus to upgrade the student neighborhood.

It’s part of the University of Dayton’s $17 million investment in campus housing.

The project will build new houses and improve current ones in the student neighborhood and around campus. It’s expected to take two years.

Construction is in full swing on Stonemill Street. Other renovations include an overhaul of the Garden Apartments on East Stewart.

UD officials say the project is to accommodate a growing student population.

“We are very blessed to have great enrollment coming in this fall and a couple years after that. So our students want to live with us in our housing and we are going to make it so we can do that,” said Beth Keyes, Vice President for facilities and campus operations.

Some of the houses will be done by fall of 2015. UD says it’s invested more than $150 million over the last ten years in new construction and renovation.

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