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Fairmont State campus housing plan on hold

FAIRMONT, W.Va. -- Fairmont State University's proposed 20-year plan for campus housing is on hold amid concerns about whether the school should do the projects on its own.The Times West Virginian reported that the Board of Governors tabled the plan Thursday. Several members questioned whether the school should involve the private sector in housing projects.
The plan includes construction of a $10.5 million, 168-bed apartment complex, renovating existing residence halls and demolishing and rebuilding the College Park apartments.According to the plan, the capacity of existing facilities is 1,060 students. Demand for campus housing is expected to grow to 1,249 beds in 2019.
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