Pomona, Calif. — Administrators at Cal Poly Pomona announced this week that it will use 13 acres of campus horse pasture to build on-campus student housing for 800 to 1,000 students.
The site chosen, located on the southeast corner of Kellogg Drive and Eucalyptus Lane, was one of 10 sites originally considered for the project.
Financing for the project will come by issuing bonds, which will be paid back by student fees. Details such as the cost, as well as the selection of the architecture and construction company, have not yet been announced.
According to a local report, approximately 400 students are on a waiting list seeking housing for the upcoming school year that starts Sept. 24. The past two semesters 700 students seeking campus housing were rejected.
A new dining hall will accompany the new residence halls. Work on the housing is expected to begin in 2017.