Construction & Renovation

South View of Meridian Village
Backyard Play Space of Meridian Village

The Future Home of Meridian Village

As part of CSU’s Master Plan, the site of what once was Aylesworth Hall will be the future Phase I of the next on-campus housing complex, Meridian Village. The Board of Governors has approved $130 million for this first phase, which includes 1,100 beds split across three buildings, a temporary dining and mail facility, the realignment of Meridian Avenue, and renovations of the Braiden Hall parking lot and Ram’s Horn Express and Sports Grill. Phase I is scheduled from April 2020 through May 2022.

The project will be completed in multiple phases over the course of several years. While details of Phase II are not yet finalized, initial planning is for one more building of 200-500 beds to be constructed in the current location of Newsom Hall, and another housing a permanent dining venue, community hub, lounges, front desk services, etc. Phase II is tentatively scheduled to be submitted to the Board of Governors for approval in Fall 2021.

Housing & Dining Services is an auxiliary operation on campus and is completely self-funded with no tuition, student fees, or state funding.

Project Team
  • CSU Housing & Dining Services
  • CSU Facilities Management
  • 4240 Architecture (past campus projects include the Durrell Center, Laurel Village, Braiden and Parmelee 4th Floor Additions, and Aggie Village)
  • Saunders Construction (past campus projects include Lory Student Center and Recreation Center renovations)
Contact Information

Please direct questions regarding the Meridian Village development to Laura Bently, Project Manager for Housing & Dining Facilities at laura.bently@colostate.edu

For media inquiries contact Tonie Miyamoto, Director of Communications for Housing & Dining Services at tonie.miyamoto@colostate.edu.

As work continues at the future home of Meridian Village, all vehicles must be moved from Meridian Ave. in front of Newsom Hall (between Hughes Way and Pitkin St.) before Monday, Feb. 24. Permit holders can move their vehicles to the circle drive at Newsom, open spaces along Hughes Way, lot 230 at Academic Village, lot 220 at Edwards, or lot 215 at Ingersoll. Vehicles that are not moved before Monday, Feb. 24 will be towed at the owner’s expense. ADA parking spaces will remain available, including in front of Newsom in the circle drive.

Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 26 through the remainder of the semester, the sidewalk and bike lane along the south side of Hughes Way will be fenced off and closed from Shields St. to the library lot 425. Vehicles will still have access in/out of the library lot 425 and the west-bound road and parking spots will still be accessible for vehicles, but pedestrians/cyclists will not be able to use Hughes Way nor cross it north or south due to the fencing. This closure is in preparation for construction to widen Hughes Way into a two-way street with separated east- and west-bound bike lanes and additional diagonal parking spaces on both sides (coming Fall 2020).

Additionally, the south entrance to Edwards lot 230 will also be closed to vehicles, Feb. 20–Monday, Feb. 24, to complete concrete repairs. That parking lot will remain open and vehicles will have access to the north entrance/exit during this time. 

Hughes Way Road Closure

Corbett/Parmelee Dining Center & Corbett Lobby
Corbett/Parmelee Dining Center & Corbett Lobby
The Corbett/Parmelee Dining Center and Corbett lobby completed major renovations in August 2018. The new dining center, The Foundry, combined Corbett and Parmelee Dining Centers into a single food-hall-inspired dining center with eight micro-restaurants. The Corbett lobby has been opened up into one large space as it was originally constructed.

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Aggie Village Apartments
Aggie Village Apartments

The Aggie Village Apartments renovation (located between Lake and Prospect on the south side of campus) was completed in August 2016. The project replaced 145 apartments constructed in 1960, with 973 new student beds on the 8.4-acre site. The $111 million redevelopment project is the largest undertaking ever at CSU, and provides an international housing community for upper-class undergraduates, graduate students, visiting scholars and post-docs.

Ingersoll Hall Renovation
Ingersoll Hall Renovation

The Ingersoll lobby and basement underwent a major renovation in 2015 to create new study, kitchen, and social spaces.

Laurel Village
Laurel Village

Laurel Village is a state-of-the-art undergraduate housing facility that accommodates more than 600 student sin two residence halls. Construction of Alpine and Pinon Halls was completed for the beginning of the Fall 2014 semester. The Laurel Village project also included The Pavilion, a community building, which is the first on campus to receive LEED Platinum certification. The project is located on the site of the former Lory Apartments, on the northwest side of campus between Corbett Hall and the Durrell Center.