Pace University will be downsizing the number of dorm rooms available to students at the St. George Hotel and eliminating student housing at Clark Hall (55 Clark Street), the Pace Press reports. The school recently signed a lease for new, state of the art facility at 55 John Street in Manhattan with Educational Housing Services. The new dorm features, among other things, a plasma screen television and central heat and air conditioning in every room.
For students, the move means an increase in housing costs — almost $2,000 more for a double room compared to Clark Hall and St. George.
"It messes up a lot of people's housing plans. It's horrendous that most students are going to be stuck paying over $7,000 for housing," sophomore Kimberly Egge tells Pace Press.
A spokesperson for the university tells the paper that the cost differential is not that significant and is more than made up for by the amenities offered at the new dorm.