Greek Village construction ahead of schedule

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The cranes and bulldozers that have become part of the landscape around Greek Village will be gone earlier than expected–construction is two weeks ahead of schedule.

Phase I of II of the Greek Village was set for completion on July 30, 2017. Despite rain delays last year, crews should be done July 14, said Harold Leeman, Director of TCU Facility planning and construction.

Phase I of the Greek Village includes seven houses, which will accommodate 13 sororities and two fraternities.

Phase I masterplan for July 2017
Phase I masterplan for July 2017: SA-1-5, FA-2, SB-1.

“The progress is great,” Leeman said. “But in construction anything can happen.”

Prentiss Burt, member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter said he appreciates the effort the college is making.

“They’re doing a good job and the best they can to make sure we have access to the houses,” Burt said.

Danielle Bassetti, a member of Chi Omega, said the progress she had seen is “awesome.”

“I’m in a sorority so I feel like we’re really a part of it and it’s a big thing for TCU,” Bassetti said.

However, not all students said they liked the designs of the new houses.

“I think they could have done better. I don’t like that the houses are all different,” said Matt Thompson, a member Pi Kappa Phi. “I think that you either have to make them all very unique or all the same, because little differences make it look weird, like they were trying to make it look alike but then they ended up not doing that.”

In the next and final phase the former houses will be demolished where the four additional houses will go, which will accommodate the ten remaining fraternity chapters, expected to be completed by July 2018.

Final masterplan
The Fraternity homes that will be constructed from May 2017 until July 2018 are designated: FB-1, FB-2, FA-1 and FA-3.

Once phase I and II are completed, the Greek Village will house all 25 of the University’s Greek chapters in one place.

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Photo courtesy of KSQ Architects. Illustrates the renderings of the homes that match closely with an additional home the Divine Nine which will be completing during the next phase.
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Photo courtesy of KSQ Architects.