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Moravian College will unveil 22 new townhouse-style units at a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Thursday, August 26, at 11:30 a.m. The Hillside Complex, located on Locust Street between Geissinger Street and Mauch Chunk Road, will house approximately100 students beginning this semester. Charles J. Peischl, chair of the Moravian College Board of Trustees, will cut the ceremonial ribbon. After the brief ceremony, a sampling of the Hillside Complex residence halls will be open for viewing by the public.
Bethlehem Mayor Don Cunningham and city Council members are expected attended the ceremony along with the Moravian College community, local residents, and construction company representatives.
The Hillside Complex is comprised of 22 townhouse style units housing 100 students plus one resident assistant. Each townhouse has five single bedrooms and two bathrooms, with living room and kitchen areas. The 22 units are arranged in four groupings, a set of 9 and two sets of 5 townhouses on the south side of Laurel Street and one set of 3 townhouses on the north side of Laurel Street. As part of the Hillside Complex, a Recreational Quadrangle was constructed that contains volleyball, horseshoe and quoit areas. The quadrangle also provides picnic tables, benches, and grills.
The team of individuals responsible for coordinating the construction of the Hillside Complex include: Matt Hartzler, project manager, Warfel Construction; Pam Hoadley, project manager, Moravian College; Barry Pell, principal architect, Spillman Farmer Architects; Tom Maloney, project architect, Spillman Farmer Architects; Bob Eisenhauer, manager of structural trades, Moravian College; Neil Reenock, manager of mechanical trades, Moravian College; and Dave Sunderland, construction site supervisor, Warfel Construction.
In the event of rain, the ceremony will take place in Johnston Hall. For more information, contact the Moravian College Office of Public Relations at (610) 861-3916.