Buffalo State College’s student housing project is looking rather green these days. The $48 million dorm complex is quickly taking shape in the southwest side of the campus at the corner of Grant Street and Rockwell Road. Cannon Design is the architect.
The new 507-bed apartment-style dormitory will feature 124 four-bed units, each with private bedrooms, two full baths and a kitchen. Main-floor common space will include laundry facilities, a recycling center and activity rooms.
The project is funded via revenue bonds issued by the Erie County Industrial Development Agency. A new not-for-profit corporation, the Buffalo State College Housing Corporation, was created with the sole purpose of developing the project. The bonds and the operating costs of the facility will be repaid from the fees paid by the students who will reside in the facility.
Construction manager LPCiminelli is scheduled to have the building ready for occupancy next spring.