WHY DID MSU DESIGN THE PROJECT WITH THREE FOUR-STORY FAMILY HOUSING BUILDINGS?

MSU is committed to providing affordable housing to its students in close proximity to campus. The family housing buildings were designed to meet what has historically been the level of demand among this group of students. Buildings with fewer floors would not allow the University to accommodate the anticipated demand. Removing the fourth floor of each building, for example, would take away a total of 33 units. Additionally, altering the design to construct four 3-story buildings rather than three 4-story buildings would substantially increase the cost of the project and require that additional costs be borne by our students via an increase in the rental cost. The construction of three buildings rather than four keeps costs in line with finances and budget projections.