Ohio University

Athens,

Student Housing Master Plan; Student Housing Master Plan Update

Ohio University embarked on a new campus master planning effort in 2005. B&D was retained to initiate a housing market and financial analysis to help formulate a long-term approach to integrating physical, fiscal, and programmatic improvements into its housing system. Our work included: developing a ten-year plan for development and renovation of student housing; a strategic visioning session; focus groups and administrative interviews; an off-campus analysis; a Web-based survey; a housing demand model; a financial model; and a 10-year financial feasibility pro forma for the $387 million, 1,400,000 square foot development and renovation of 4,500 on-campus beds. We identified a demand for housing to increase the quality of life and determined the university would need to add two residence halls. It would also need an aggressive renovation schedule for the other housing stock and a reduction in operating expenses in order to stay competitive. Phase l of the project was completed in 2007: the 350-bed, 120,000 SF, $23.2 million Adams Hall. We updated the housing master plan in 2010, and as a result, the university built Carr, Luchs, Sowle, and Tanaka halls, comprising 912 beds and 277,800 SF. The remaining master plan projects include an additional two new residence halls, renovation of East Green residence halls, and demolition of New South residence halls. The remaining master plan projects include an additional two new residence halls, renovation of East Green residence halls, and demolition of New South residence halls.

INTEGRATED STUDENT HOUSING MASTER PLANNING

Presented by Kim Martin and Julie Skolnicki at the 2012 OACUBO Conference.

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REFRESHING STUDENT HOUSING AT MIAMI (OHIO): MASTER PLANNING FOR PHASED UPGRADES

Presented by Kim Martin, Robert Bell Jr., Robert Brown, and Michael Battoclette at the 2010 SCUP North Central Regional Conference.

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REFRESHING STUDENT HOUSING AT MIAMI (OHIO): MASTER PLANNING FOR PHASED UPGRADES

Presented by Kim Martin, Michael Battoclette, Robert Bell Jr., and Christopher Hill at the 2010 No Name Conference.

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FIRM’S REPORT DEEMS OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING ‘HIGH COST, LOW QUALITY’

As Ohio University students continue to dominate the Athens rental-housing market, a 2006 study released by the university indicated off-campus housing is strained with high demand, limited supply and poor quality.

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OU STUDY FINDS LOCAL RENTAL MARKET CROWDED, LOW QUALITY

Rental housing dominates Athens, and students dominate the rental-housing market, which is strained with high demand, limited supply and low quality, at least according to the 2006 Ohio University Off-Campus Housing Analysis.

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OU HOUSING STUDY: NEW APARTMENTS NEEDED TO ABSORB ENROLLMENT GROWTH

While Athens residents debate the need for new student-apartment projects and additional off-campus housing in the city, an Ohio University study states that several new apartment complexes are needed just to keep up with current enrollment projections.

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