Antioch housing project moves forward
- Published: October 24, 2015
The Antioch College Board of Trustees announced this week it will take the next step toward developing its vision for the Antioch College Village, an intergenerational housing project. Based heavily on the feedback of Yellow Springs residents and the college community, current plans call for the phased construction of 160 housing units open to the community for rent or purchase, likely at a mix of market-rate and affordable housing. The project requires a sizable upfront investment, but a feasibility study has suggested that it would provide the college with a consistent revenue stream in the future.
Antioch College Village units will further Antioch’s embrace of modern sustainability best practices. Houses will be connected units existing virtually off-the-grid with their own solar energy and water filtration systems. Units will be open to families and individuals representing all age groups. The Board will establish a task force with the intent of soliciting equity and development partners for this undertaking. The Board also intends to approach philanthropic entities that have expressed interest in projects of this kind to provide seed money.
A full story on upcoming developments will appear in the Oct. 29 issue of the Yellow Springs News.