More Student Housing Planned for Vestal

By Erika Mahoney

More Student Housing Planned for Vestal

February 14, 2013 Updated Feb 14, 2013 at 9:42 PM EST

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) More student housing is on its way in Vestal.

Newman Development Group is planning to add 500 more beds at University Plaza.

The new project will be called The Metroplex at UP.

The rooms will have private bedrooms, bathrooms, designer kitchens and will include washers and dryers, among other amenities.

The project will expand on the style of the nearby apartments at Twin River Commons, which Newman also developed, and University Plaza.

Town of Vestal Supervisor John Schaffer said there are plenty of benefits to a project like this.

"It brings more people into the town. It keeps them here, they spend a little more money here," Schaffer said.

Marc Newman, managing member of Newman Development, said the area is a great place for college students with restaurants, a bank and a gym nearby.

Construction is scheduled to begin during the summer of 2014 with an expected opening in the fall 2015 semester.