BYU-Idaho will start construction on a new housing complex for single students this month.
“The new housing complex will replace on-campus housing that has reached the end of its useful life,” said Wayne Clark, managing director of University Operations.
There are six remaining on-campus complexes for single students, two for men and four for women according to the Housing and Student Living Office’s Web page.
“The last student housing we have are the dorms on the hill and they just don’t meet expectations anymore,” said Rulon Nielsen, Director of Facility Planning and Construction. “We will take them down.”
Nielsen said this project was halted a year ago because of the missionary age change and the Church just wanted to stop and assess its financial situation.
“Some of the old single housing does need to be replaced so that’s good,” said Trevor Greene, a senior studying biology.
Nielsen said the complex will house 854 students.
“It’s nice that BYU-I is giving students options,” said Spencer Thomas, a junior studying health science.
The housing complex is anticipated to be finished in 2015, according to the press release.