Early morning clanking and clattering marks the start of construction on a new expansion to The View at Montgomery.
This new complex, tentatively titled “Phase 2,” aims to add on 984 bed spaces.
According to Mark Caltabiano, an employee of Asset Campus Housing, “Phase 2 will have a lot more study space, a larger fitness center, because a lot of the feedback we received from current residents at The View is that they wanted a lot more space to study, hangout with friends, and needed that space both academically and socially.”
The new complex will boast its own version of The View’s iconic “Sky Lounge” to maintain the clear city view that the building is known for. The combined complex will retain an outdoor fitness area in addition to expanded retail facilities.
This $199 million dollar project was undertaken in order to alleviate the stress of finding on campus housing for Temple’s growing student population. It is an issue with which student Hunter Muhlhauser became well acquainted during his sophomore year.
”I think that more options would have helped a lot because by the time I got to choose my campus housing, it was kind of slim pickings,” he expressed.
Although construction on the new building has just begun, its builders, The Goldenberg Group, claim it will be ready to house residents by fall of 2019.