The campus landscape has changed with the demolition of Cardinal Court. The 1950s apartment complex was removed to make way for a public-private housing initiative, which will provide 800 beds, indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, and study space.
“This is an important first for Illinois State University as we create new partnerships to continue to provide attractive, modern, and cost-effective living spaces for our students,” President Al Bowman said.
The apartments are needed because the University will lose more than 1,500 beds with the closure of Atkin-Colby and Hamilton-Whitten residence halls at the end of this academic year. The University will manage the $59.1 million complex, which will open in August of 2012.