Towson University breaks ground for 670 new beds

West Village housing designed for freshmen residents

TOWSON, Md. (April 26, 2007)— Officials of Towson University and Capstone Properties broke ground for the construction of a new student housing complex in the area of campus known as West Village on Tuesday, May 1.

Capstone Development Corp. is the developer of the first two new residence halls in West Village at a cost of $36 million. The structures will be built on land owned by Towson University and ground leased to the Maryland Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO), near Towsontown Blvd. and Osler Dr. MEDCO, who will be owner of the project, is a public instrumentality of the State of Maryland which develops property to serve the public interest.

Housing a total of 670 students in double rooms with private baths, the buildings will feature three study lounges on most floors (two quiet and one for programming) and a large multi-purpose room for programs (and possibly classes) located on the first floor of each building. Swipe-card access, one door entry and 24-hour desk coverage are among the security features planned.

Towson University’s Housing and Residence Life will staff the building with R.A.s and professional Residence Life staff to offer a seamless student experience between existing university housing and the new West Village housing.

The residence halls will be operated by Capstone Properties, including maintenance, housekeeping and contracting.

Freshmen and some sophomores will be the primary residents.

These West Village residence halls are scheduled to open in August 2008 and will be the first addition to TU housing since Millennium Hall opened in 2000.




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