Construction Walkthrough Shows Progress

Emory & Henry is not a quiet campus, whether it’s the train, the chapel bell or now the beeps and bumps of construction equipment. For this reason, most of us are well aware of the large construction project that has been going on by Weaver for the past few months.
The college has hired Partners Development, a construction company based out of Knoxville, Tennessee, to spearhead the project. This project will add several new buildings to the north side of campus and provide 206 additional beds. There will be a total of eight new buildings; seven new residential buildings and a new community center. There will also be a significant extension of the North 1 parking lot.

This project will add several new buildings to the north side of campus and provide 206 additional beds. There will be a total of eight new buildings; seven new residential buildings and a new community center. There will also be a significant extension of the North 1 parking lot. Two of the new residential halls will be replicates of the Cambridge and Prilliman buildings, which are suite-style residence halls with large common areas.

Two of the new residential halls will be replicates of the Cambridge and Prilliman buildings, which are suite-style residence halls with large common areas.
The remaining five residential halls will be townhomes. Each townhome unit will house six students, and includes three double occupancy rooms, three bathrooms, a kitchen and a living area. Two of the townhomes will be five unit buildings, while the other three townhomes will be four unit buildings. There will be several handicap-accessible units within the townhomes, as well as “green” features similar to those in Elm and Hickory.

Two of the townhomes will be five unit buildings, while the other three townhomes will be four unit buildings. There will be several handicap-accessible units within the townhomes, as well as “green” features similar to those in Elm and Hickory. The community center will house laundry facilities for the townhome residents, as well as a fitness center, a game room, a mailroom and classrooms and study spaces. There will be a new fire pit between the new community center and Weaver Hall. There will also be surveillance cameras installed inside and around the community center.

The community center will house laundry facilities for the townhome residents, as well as a fitness center, a game room, a mailroom and classrooms and study spaces. There will be a new fire pit between the new community center and Weaver Hall. There will also be surveillance cameras installed inside and around the community center.

With the new buildings will also come new work study positions, such as additional residential advisors and front desk attendants, similar to those in Martin Brock.
The new buildings will mainly cater towards the upperclassmen students, who get primary choice of residential halls. The college is also hoping to be able to close down Wiley-Jackson Hall for repairs and renovations. The College’s goal is to have the construction completed by August 2017, when they have set the projected move-in date. At the latest, construction is expcted to be finished on October 1, 2017.

The College’s goal is to have the construction completed by August 2017, when they have set the projected move-in date. At the latest, construction is expcted to be finished on October 1, 2017.

– Brianna Craver

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