Iowa, ISU Dorm Projects to Address Student Housing Demands
The University of Iowa and Iowa State University are rushing to build more dormitories as high enrollment causes soaring demand for student housing. Iowa State is seeking approval from the Board of Regents to build an estimated $50 million residence hall project to house 700 students. Construction in Iowa City continues for a $53 million residence hall project for 500 students. It's scheduled to open in 2015 and is the university's first new dorm in more than 40 years.