Bison Blocks to see new addition in empty space
Construction to be finished by fall semester, will include living, dining space
Published: Thursday, May 3, 2012
Updated: Thursday, May 3, 2012 16:05
The Bison Block buildings will be offering new apartment units and retailers to be ready for the fall semester.
Located on 12th Avenue between Bison Block I and II, the project is being conducted by Brooks Custom Homes, LLC, which also constructed the existing Bison Blocks.
The new building will provide three-bedroom apartments available for rent. Brooks Johnson, president of Brooks Custom Homes, speculates the lower levels will provide new businesses, potentially restaurants.
The structure will be very similar to current buildings, with slight changes in design. The doors will have an arch design; the apartments will be nearly identical to the current units, with three bedrooms and a large common area. Current units will be remodeled to accommodate the new addition.
Brooks believes this will be beneficial to the campus community, especially by improving the appearance.
“It was embarrassing bringing people that you knew down 12th Avenue. But now since this is done, and the Farmhouse and Roers’ T-Loft, it looks so much nicer,” he said. “It’s just like night and day.”