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Greek Village Phase II Begins with Demolition of Pi Kappa Phi House
On Monday, June 23, 2014, demolition began on the Pi Kappa Phi Tau Chapter house located in Greek Village. Built in the 1960s to provide campus housing for fraternities, 2401 Fraternity Court was one of the remaining houses that had not received upgrades or renovations and was no longer suitable for student living. Demolition of the house will continue over the next two weeks.
The demolition began on the same day the UNC Board of Governors approved the plans for Greek Village Phase II. The Phase II development plan includes the construction of 250 new bed spaces in 16 townhomes and 26 apartment units, as well as two lots for organizations to build houses. In the meantime, the Pi Kappa Phi brothers have moved to another location, 2701 Fraternity Court.
Before the demolition on Monday, more than 150 Pi Kappa Phi brothers and alumni gathered at the house to share in fellowship, stories and memories. To preserve the memory of their home at NC State, the Pi Kappa Phi brothers are selling bricks from the demolition to raise funds for the new house. Several brothers and alumni also attended the demolition.
"It is always sad to lose a piece of history,” said Shelly Brown Dobek, Director of Greek Life. “Hearing stories from many alumni reminds me of the lifelong connections students build when they live and learn together. But on this occasion we know the past must give way to allow for a new future. Today is the start of what we hope will be a renewed commitment on the part of the alumni to continue the legacy of housing in Greek Village at NC State for generations to come. We look forward to the development of the new Greek Village in partnership with Pi Kappa Phi.”
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Delta Gamma One Step Closer to Building in Greek Village
NC State's Eta Kappa chapter of Delta Gamma will be the third Greek organization to begin building at Greek Village. In February, Delta Gamma presented their design for a new house on lot 4 as part of Phase 1 of the development project. The design was met with very favorable response from the Greek Village Housing Association and approved. Campus Design and Review Panel also reviewed the design and approved on February 26, 2014.
Located at the corner of Leadership and Greek Village Drives, lot 4 is next to the Kappa Delta house and across from the volleyball court. Plans for 20,400 square foot house include 40 beds, house director suite, study lounge, library, living room, multipurpose room, commercial kitchen, snack kitchen and covered patio.
The estimated $3.5 million home is designed by Cline Design Associates, PA. The Raleigh-based architects are known for "crafting living environments that promote community involvement and provide comfortable, engaging and sustainable housing opportunities," according to their website. Cline Design Associates also designed other local communities, including College Inn, Crescent Cameron Village Apartments and The Link at Glenwood.
Greek Village is a 5-phase development project with 20 lots for fraternity and sorority chapter houses. Plans also include a row of Greek townhouses, community center, and amphitheater. A tentative completion date is set for 2022. For more information about Greek Village, visit the Project Overview page.
Delta Gamma is a Panhellenic sorority with more than 142,000 members nationally on more than 145 college campuses. Alumnae span across the United States and Canada. Founded by Anna Boyd Ellington, Eva Webb Dodd and Mary Comfort Leonard in 1873 at the Lewis School for Girls in Mississippi, the organization "places a strong dedication on personal values and standards, academic excellence, leadership and service," according to their website.