Newly renovated Residence Halls opened on Prescott campus – 220 students with $7 million dollar upgrade ($31,800 per bed)
The two newly renovated residence halls on the Prescott campus were officially opened Thursday, August 21. Officials at Yavapai College celebrated the opening with speeches, tours, food and a ribbon-cutting.
ESTIMATED COST: Haley Construction oversaw the $7 million renovation of Kachina and Marapai Residence Halls. This amounts to about $31,800 per bed. Click here for full story written by Patrick Whitehurst in the Prescott Daily Courier.
Renovations to Marapai Hall were completed earlier this month; Kachina Hall renovations were completed last year.
Kachina hall houses about 90 YC students, and Marapai hall houses 130 students. There were a number of upgraded safety and energy-saving features, new kitchen areas, common areas, laundry facilities and security features. There was also new furniture, landscaping, paint and a new roof. Residents are given a number of amenities, such as parking, pool tables, movie nights, outdoor volleyball courts and more.
REPAYMENT OF $7 MILLION: According to the Prescott Daily Courier, “monthly rent for the renovated lodgings will be $620 per month.” The College told the Courier in a news release that: “Revenue from the monthly rental cost will cover the renovation’s associated costs.” Plans are also underway to rent the housing units in the summer months for additional revenue.
Prescott Mayor Pro-tem Jim Lamerson, Governing Board Chair Ray Sigafoos, President Penelope Wills, and students addressed the gathering at the dedication. Click here for photos taken at dedication that appear on YCC’s facebook.