Construction begins on student housing project at Cornell University

WCN Editorial Team 11 May 2017 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Education Realty Trust (EdR) and Cornell University have broken ground on a new housing project for the university’s graduate and professional students.

The new development, named Maplewood Graduate and Professional Student Housing, will feature 872 beds, open outdoor space, a children’s playground, a community centre, and study areas. The property will offer internet and Wi-Fi access throughout.

Martha Pollack, Cornell president, said: “Having access to affordable, sustainable housing near the campus is vital to student success. As a newcomer, I’ve been learning about the extent of the affordable housing challenge in Ithaca and the surrounding area. And I am very pleased that this project will help to mitigate the problem.

“The new Maplewood project will nearly triple the number of students who lived here previously, its proximity to campus is tremendously valuable to students and the rents will be affordable.”

EdR president, Tom Trubiana, said: “We believe the housing under construction today will benefit and enrich the lives of Cornell’s graduate student population for decades to come. I speak for the entire EdR team when I say we’re absolutely proud to be Cornell’s long -term partner on this new and exciting housing project.”

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