University of Michigan regents OK student housing project
Michigan – The board of regents of the University of Michigan System on February 17 approved a $190 million North Campus housing project to add 1,200 beds by 2024.
University of Michigan North Campus
Three new buildings, covering 380,000 square feet total, will provide on-campus housing options by replacing the 500 beds in the Northwood III buildings, which are now only used for COVID-19 quarantine and isolation housing. Those buildings will be demolished.
The project also will enable future development at the site, including dining, student wellness support spaces, and a geothermal facility to heat and cool the complex. These projects will be presented to the regents in a future action request.
University officials said the new residence halls will be designed to be carbon neutral and achieve gold certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system used by the U.S. Green Building Council.
A construction schedule will be provided during the approval of schematic design at a future meeting. Funding will be provided from Student Life resources.