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Plans for new student housing at Bucknell University move forward

Sept. 20, 2022
Township officials approve plans for four three-story residence halls on the Lewisburg, Pa., campus.

Supervisors in East Buffalo Township, Pa., have approved development plans for new student housing at Bucknell University in Lewisburg.

The Daily Item reports that the university plans to build four three-story residence halls at Bucknell West over the next two years

The apartment-style development will replace a complex of residential housing units known as "The Mods," the university says.

The new housing will accommodate 70 beds apiece, or 280 students.

They will have apartments of varying sizes and configurations with single bedrooms and shared kitchen and bath spaces, similar to Bucknell's South Campus Apartments. Each building will have four student lounge areas and laundry facilities. 

The quadrangle bordered by the four new buildings will feature an outdoor recreation area that will have a fire pit, amphitheater, ping-pong tables, a volleyball court, barbeque grills, and an area for additional yard games and seating.

Half of the Mods will be demolished following the fall 2022 semester and replaced by the first two residence halls at the start of fall 2023. The final two new buildings are scheduled to open in fall 2024.

Bucknell says the new buildings will contain modular elements that are expected to reduce the construction schedule by about a year.

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