Located on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU), University Village opened in two phases: Phase I began in the Fall of 2003 and Phase […]
Phase I started the construction of the apartments with four three-story buildings on West 45th Street, while Phase II consisted of the construction of the other six three-story buildings. In total, there are 414,668 square feet of housing and over 50,000 square feet of retail, office, and community spaces.
The student housing apartments have a high-quality collegiate/suburban look that is compatible with the architectural character of the main campus and the city of Norfolk. Unit sizes range from 599 to 1,254 square feet and come fully furnished with a dining table and chairs, a couch, an accent chair, coffee table, trashcans, a refrigerator, and a microwave. The bedrooms come with a single full-size bed, desk, dresser, chair, and closet.
Building interiors include laundry facilities, vending, retail, check-in counter, administrative offices, a community kitchen, and wireless internet. There are private and group study spaces for students, community spaces, and shared lounges for residents to hang out, and grill areas in the center of every parking lot. Students in the Village have access to on-site and easy street parking, but are close enough to campus and shops to be able to walk or ride a bike.
The ground floor fronting Monarch Way is managed and owned by the ODUREF and contains approximately 50,000 square feet of retail space. This area includes a university police substation, a fitness center, and additional retail spaces that make University Village a pedestrian-friendly mall. The addition of retail shops helps employ ODU students and allows them to work close to home and to campus.
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