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WVU College Park Set to Open Fall 2014

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West Virginia University's College Park is moving right along for the Fall 2014 opening. It will be a mixed-use housing complex for West Virginia University students as well as students and employees with families.

The new complex covers more than nine acres on WVU property and replaces outdated units that had not been used since 2006 and were recently demolished.

The complex will include 224 units, or 567 beds, all with individual bathrooms, a full kitchen and living area. There will be parking for about 500 cars, along with on-site laundry facilities, recreation and fitness space, a community center with an outdoor pavilion for grilling, wireless high-speed Internet service, air conditioning and other amenities. It will have one, two, and three-bedroom apartments.

College Park will cater to students at the graduate and professional level, along with international students, veterans and students and employees with families. Those with accessibility needs will also find it accommodating.

It is also estimated that the City of Morgantown will realize approximately $72,000 in B&O and fire service fees annually from the project.   Construction-related B&O taxes will generate an additional $700,000 in the initial phase.

The College Park complex fits within the University's strategic housing master plan to replace aging facilities and provide more modern accommodations and amenities to students that are close to campus.

Officials also hope the new housing complex will help revitalize the surrounding neighborhood.