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EAST LANSING – A planned housing development across from the Breslin Center would frame the area and act as a gateway to MSU from the south, officials say.
Plans are moving forward for the new Spartan Village, an estimated $150 million project. But it still needs final approval to be built on a parking lot at the corner of Harrison Road and Kalamazoo Street in time for Fall classes in 2017.
New construction will comprise 10 acres. The eight-year-old University Village complex and land to the west of the property will be included for a total 40 acres of development.
Kathy Collins, MSU director of Residence Education and Housing Services, said project details could change before a scheduled presentation to the MSU Board of Trustees for final approval in June.
Plans include a 450,000 square foot apartment complex, 105,000 square foot office building for RHS, a community garden, town homes and plenty of open space in the back, she said. It will also have 1,800 parking spaces.
Including the nearby University Village, 1,200 beds will be exclusively for students. That's a decrease to 900 new beds to replace the current 120-acre Spartan Village, which serves around 1,000 students.