Dorms are not the only option to chose from on MSU’s campus 1855 Place is adding single student apartment homes to their family housing property on the corner of Kalamazoo and S Harrison road
The name of the new homes may ring a bell, it is the year Michigan State was founded. Kat Cooper, director of communications for hospitality services, says ideas of the name was chosen by the university’s most valuable asset.
“We met with students and they come up with a list of names and we moved forward a couple to the president and she ultimately chose the name,” Cooper said.
Floor plan options include two bedroom apartments, studios, flats, and four bedroom two bathroom town homes.
According to Kat Cooper, director of communications for hospitality services, the university is closing down former student family and single student housing location Spartan Village, in hopes of moving the students closer to campus.
Aundreana Jones, senior, moved from an apartment off campus and currently lives in 1855 Place family housing.
“I decided to move here because I thought it would be a lot more convenient with me being right on campus so that if I needed to catch the bus then I could,” Jones said.
Staying on campus allows students the ability to use on campus amenities, 1855 Place plans to add to the list of already existing amenities.
“We’ve got a market where students can go and get everything from paper towels for their kitchen, to a meal to cook that evening, to their laundry detergent,” Cooper said. “Starbucks, a Spartan spirit shop, workout room, and a room where students can rent out to have a birthday party with their friends.”
Prices will range from $785 to $995 a month. According to Cooper, in the family units it is a total price and in the rest of the facility it is a per person price.
Camilla Johnson, junior, feels that the pricing does not accommodate everyone.
“Its not fair, just because they have a family it should be a flat rate and students have to pay by the room,” Johnson said. “I feel like it should be some kind of adjustment there.”
The grand opening is set for late this summer but students can take a tour of the property now by contacting MSU’s live on resident housing office.