News media, community, faculty and staff to view Village at 115
The wraps are about to come off the Village at 115
Next week the outside world will begin getting a look at Case's brand new, $126-million residential and athletic complex. Members of the news media will tour the facility on Wednesday. On Thursday the university will host two open houses at the Village, one for faculty and staff from 2-4 p.m. and one for residents of the surrounding community from 7-9 p.m. Students will begin moving in Sunday, August 21.
Visitors will see a residential facility designed to be both environmentally sensitive and to meet the lifestyle needs of today's students. Nearly five years in planning and construction, the seven houses that make up the Village at 115 will feature amenities such as:
The complex wraps around the university's newly refurbished football field, so many students will be able to use their bedrooms or living rooms as loges for watching football games.
Visitors will also see a project designed and built to conserve energy and be friendly to the environment, with features such as:
In addition the buildings in the complex have, wherever possible, been built using recycled materials, and about 60 percent of the construction waste has been recycled.
As exciting as the Village is, it is but the first step in the university's long-range plan to create a larger North Residential Village, which will house all undergraduates on the north side of campus. Next steps include creating a "fraternity row" along Bellflower, and replacing the existing residence halls on that part of campus.
More information about the Village at 115 is available at http://studentaffairs.case.edu/living/construction/phase1/, while information on the university's master plan is available at http://www.case.edu/masterplan/
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