A $23 million housing project at Wabash College is moving forward. The school says townhomes at the Wabash College Residence Life Complex will be available for students when they return in the fall. The overall project will bring more than 130 new beds to the 60-acre campus. The school says living unit configurations will range from single rooms to six-man apartments.
Construction on the townhomes is slated to wrap up in August. Two 38-bed halls and two 16-bed lodges are set to open during the 2015-2016 academic year.
Wabash College is also planning to renovate its largest independent men's residence hall. The upgraded Martindale Hall will include about 80 beds and is scheduled to re-open ahead of the 2016-2017 academic year.
Earlier this week, the school announced a $2 million gift to support student housing projects from former AT&T executive Robert Allen, a 1957 Wabash College graduate, and his wife Elizabeth. The donation included an additional $2 million matching challenge.