Purchase College to build a 300-room dorm using county bonds

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The State University of New York at Purchase will build a 300-unit dorm using $36.4 million in tax-free bonds in order to keep up with its growing student population. The bond funding, from the Westchester Local Development Corp,. was approved at an Oct. 19 meeting for the construction of a four-story, 80,000-square-residence hall on a 4-acre parcel near the schools other dorms, Westchester Business Journal reported. The building, which aims for LEED Silver or higher certification, will feature suites and common areas for students and separate living spaces for resident advisers. The school located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, was once largely a commuter school, and now has a majority of its students living on campus. Construction is expected to begin in the spring. [WBJ]