Demolitions Behind Schedule for $70M WVU Project

By: West Virginia AP Email
By: West Virginia AP Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Demolitions to make way for a $70 million housing and retail complex in Morgantown's Sunnyside section are about a month behind schedule.

West Virginia University spokeswoman Becky Lofstead says Paradigm Development Group planned to begin by early January but now won't start demolition of run-down structures before Feb. 1.

The Charleston Daily Mail ( says the delays are blamed on safety inspections and the fact that 12 people still live on-site.

Most of the 39 parcels destined to become University Place were filled with private student housing.

When WVU announced the project in October, it informed students they'd have to move. More than 100 have, but Lofstead says some need housing when classes resume Jan. 14.

The complex will include 265 apartments.

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