Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina State University is in the midst of a 10-year project that will completely transform its on-campus fraternity and sorority houses. As part of a five-phase plan known as Greek Village, the current 1960s-era houses will be demolished and replaced with updated structures. Unlike the old model, in which fraternities and sororities leased their houses from the university, the new model will include the chapters ground leasing the land from the school and constructing their own houses. As part of the project, 20 new chapter houses will be built. In addition, the
parking lots, streets and infrastructure for Greek Village will be completely reconfigured and updated to create a more urban-style community.
As part of the project, NC State will also construct a 206-bed townhome and apartment community for the approximately one-third of the Greek organizations on campus that have less than 30 members and do not need a full chapter house. The community will consist of two townhome buildings containing 144 beds; the remaining space will be devoted to apartments.
The townhome and apartment community is scheduled for a fall 2013 completion. Phase I of the Greek Village project is currently under way, and vertical construction will begin in the next 8 to 10 months for the first four chapter houses. The $104 million project is anticipated to be complete by 2020.
— Coleman Wood