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Towson Marriott contract ends, student housing renovations begin

Towson University has begun renovations that will transform the Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel into student housing, according to a news release.

The 15-floor hotel’s contract ended June 30 and the university started renovations on July 1.

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The school plans to open 200 beds at “The Residences at 10 West Burke Avenue” to upper-level transfer students this fall.

The project will include renovating rooms, installing campus Wi-Fi and converting lower levels into office space for Housing and Residence Life staff, according to the university.

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The 23,700-student school guarantees on-campus housing for incoming freshmen and sophomores, according to its website, but has few options for upper-level and transfer students. Many of those students live off-campus, often causing friction with residential neighborhoods.

The project coincides with repairs, currently underway, to the pedestrian bridge connecting the former hotel with Towson University.


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