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August 11, 2018

Drawings Show Plans for New Megadorm on 61st Street

The design plans for Woodlawn Residential Commons, the 1,300-bed dorm coming to 61st Street and South University Avenue, show singles and doubles with communal bathrooms and four-person apartments with single bedrooms and private bathrooms. 

The building is expected to open in September of 2020. 

The following two images were shared at a meeting with neighbors on June 12, 2018. They were shared with The Maroon by a spokesperson for the University.

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The ground floor of the Woodlawn Residential Commons dorm.

University of Chicago
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A typical upper floor of the Woodlawn Residential Commons dorm.

University of Chicago

The next two images were presented in March and submitted to the city. Updates have been made to the plans since these images were presented, according to the spokesperson.

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An old drawing shows the ground floor of the Woodlawn Residential Commons dorm. Plans for the dining hall can be seen in this image.

Department of Planning and Development
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An old drawing shows an upper floor of the Woodlawn Residential Commons dorm.

Department of Planning and Development

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