Rates will rise for the first time in nine years.
In the next two years, Long Beach State is planning to build one of the first net zero housing buildings in the California State University system, behind UC Davis’ West Village project which is the largest net-zero energy community. The Long Beach State Housing and Residential Life department has submitted an approval for an additional on-campus student housing building near Atherton Street and Earl Warren Drive. This would be the first new housing building that the school has developed in over 30 years. According to LBSU’s Common Data Set 2017-2018, 31.97 percent of first-year students and 19.84 percent of undergraduates live in college-owned and operated housing. HRL Executive Director Corry Colonna said he hopes the school will start building the structure in the summer of 2019 if the construction plans and design architecture are approved by University Leadership. The office would open in summer 2020 and the new residential hall in 2021. The upcoming project will cost an estimated $100 million and have approximately 432 beds, providing students with the option to room alone or with a roommate. Another room style to be offered is the new “true” suite, which Colonna described as “a common room, with two doubles on