Hopkins acts on plan to rehab student housing

March 12, 1996|By Edward Gunts | Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF

The Johns Hopkins University will begin work this summer on a $17 million modernization of Homewood Apartments, a seven-story building at 3003 N. Charles St. that is home to 230 students.

University trustees voted last month to move ahead with the development, the largest of five residential projects that Hopkins has launched in recent years to provide attractive student housing near its Homewood campus.

Besides providing housing for students, the reconfigured building will have one floor of office space and "upscale retail space," at street level, according to Robert Schuerholz, director of facilities management for Hopkins.

Frank Gant Architects is the designer, and Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. is the builder.

Tenants of the retail space might include a computer store, a music store, a pharmacy, a student-oriented clothing store, copying services and a food court, Mr. Schuerholz said. Hopkins hopes to complete the work by mid-1997, he added.

The refurbished apartments would be available for graduate students and upper-level undergraduates who want to live close to the Homewood campus but not in a dormitory.

Current residents would have to find alternate housing during construction. Pub Date: 3/12/96

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