WVU Students Mourn Sunnyside as Demolition Begins
Written by Your 5News Team
Created on March 24, 2013 @ 3:06PM
WVU is giving one area of student housing a face-lift, but not all are happy with the renovation.
The University purchased five acres of land in Sunnyside, an area previously known for its parties and couch burnings.
WVU has spent $70 million purchasing the 39 properties in Sunnyside, which housed hundreds of students. After the University purchased the land from previous landlords, the students were forced to relocate.
"After we refused to leave because their offers weren't good enough, someone called and shut our heat off in our house for a few days during January. After that we decided it wasn't worth the hassle and we moved," said Josh Connor.
Many WVU students were unhappy with the demolition of not only houses, but one popular Sunnyside bar.
"I feel like they're trying to get rid of all the housing here to get rid of the partying image that they have. It's kind of sad to see this go, especially Mutts," said Maggie Spieler.
The University hopes to complete the project in fall of 2014. It will include student housing, parking, and grocery store.
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