A new apartment suite option for students has been officially opened at Lincoln College with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 29.
The newly renovated “Lynx Village” offers suite-style living for Lincoln College’s growing student population, with first preference given to upperclassmen. Students were able to move in to the apartments at the beginning of the school year.
“We are pleased to expand the range of living options available to our students and are deeply appreciative of the strong support of The Woods Foundation, which has awarded Lincoln College a grant of $500,000 to offset the costs of renovating the apartments,” said Dr. David Gerlach, President of Lincoln College.
“The Woods Foundation is very aware of the positive impact that Lincoln College has on Lincoln and the Logan County area. We are committed to the success of the College and also recognize the significant benefit that this project brings to the community by taking property that was blighted and repurposing that property for student housing,” said William Bates, President of the Woods Foundation.
Grants from the Woods Foundation are made possible through the generosity of Robert J. Woods and Joan Jarrett Woods, by the creation of The Woods Foundation.
The apartment-style suites are located at the north edge of the Lincoln College campus. Over the summer, the interiors of the units were completely gutted and rebuilt, including new flooring, walls, ceilings, heating, air conditioning and plumbing. In addition, new exterior siding and windows were installed.
The renovated units can accommodate up to 39 students in 2 buildings with 10 total units, in either a four-plex or a six-plex configuration. Each student has a private bedroom, averaging 11’ x 11’. All units have a common living room area for the students, as well as shared bathroom space. The four-plex units have had carports converted to outdoor space and the six-plex units have access to rear courtyard space for students to use for socializing. There are no kitchen facilities, as students will continue to have access to the college’s dining hall for meals. The property also includes a laundry facility supporting the 39 students.