Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino

WHITE PLAINSThe Westchester Local DevelopmentCorporation has approved $36.4 million in low-cost financing forPurchase College-SUNY to construct a new residence hall on itscampus.

The financing approved at the LDC's Oct. 19th meetingwill be used build a four-story, 80,000-square-foot residence hall,consisting of 300 beds in a suite-style configuration with studentcommon areas and resident advisor accommodations, WestchesterCounty officials stated. The building, which will be designed andconstructed to meet LEED Silver or better standards, will belocated on a four-acre parcel of land near the college's otherresidence halls and educational facilities.

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