Grace to Break Ground on New Townhouse Dorms
Grace College & Seminary’s record enrollments for the past several years have resulted in a need for more on-campus housing. After completing a new dorm last August, Grace is now ready to break ground on an 80-bed townhouse-style dorm that will be completed in time for students to move in August 2014. The dorm will be a three-story building located on the corner of Kings Highway and Seventh Street. It will feature brownstone, front and back porches, and an outdoor community space.
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Thursday, October 31 at 1:00 p.m. Grace president Bill Katip will be present for the ceremony, along with Dr. James Custer, chairman of the board, Dr. Jim Swanson, vice president for academic and student services, Aaron Crabtree, dean of students, Bruce Shaffner, Winona Lake town council president, Grace student body president, Jackie Seal , future resident director of Lancer Lofts, Victoria Casey, Kevin Scully, partner at Design Collaborative, and Drew Mitchell and Larry Mudd, both vice presidents of development for Holladay Properties.
The dorm is a project of Design Collaborative, the architect firm that designed the Lodge and the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center, and is developed by Holladay Properties, a South Bend, Indiana–based commercial real estate firm. Pictures showing the new dorm’s location, floor plans, renderings and a construction schedule can be found at www.grace.edu under the news section. Questions can be directed to the office of Tom Dunn, vice president of strategic initiatives and planning, at 574-372-5100 ext. 6510.
“Grace College and Seminary is excited to partner with Holladay Properties to provide quality housing solutions for our ever growing student population,” said Dunn. “They have provided an innovative solution which allows us the flexibility to grow and meet the needs of the school.”