Tabor to break ground for student housing project

The public is invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony on the site of Tabor College’s proposed townhouses, along C and Adams streets, at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17.

“It has been our pleasure to meet alumni and friends from coast to coast, telling them the current version of the Tabor story and inviting them to help us in our quest of moving from good to great,” said President Larry Nikkel.

“We are pleased to have arrived at the time for breaking ground on a facility that will expand our residence capacity and add immeasurably to the quality of residence life.”

Three townhouses will be built during phase one of the project, housing up to 72 students and featuring shared lounges and living areas. The construction of two more townhouses are planned for the future.

As of now, Nikkel expects the site to be laid out Sept. 15, with construction to begin near Sept. 21. The facilities are scheduled to be in use next fall.

The townhouses were designed by David Riffel of Howard & Helmer Architects P.A., Wichita. Roger Penner of Wichita-based Penner Construction will serve as construction manager.

In the event of rain, the program will be moved to the Chapel-Auditorium, located in the H.W. Lohrenz Building.

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