February 14th is a historic day for Pittsburg State University students.
Pitt State University's new living-learning community is making progress with their downtown apartment-style rooms. This new project Block 22, is a revitalization project of historic downtown buildings aimed to create an innovative location for student-living.
"Today is yet another historic exciting day in the future history of Block 22,” says Shawn Naccarato.
Chief executive officer of the project Shawn Naccarato says today students began selecting their rooms. They were able to choose from a select group of styles of flats, studios, suites, and lofts.
"Well, there's just an incredible amount of excitement I think that it's really great to see these students line up here today. Really being to sign up on a historic day to sign up to be apart of the history of those buildings,” says Shawn Naccarato.
"The fact that were able to now sort of turn that light switch on and reliven those to have a renaissance there and that these students get to put there names on that long list of folks who have helped to make Pittsburg great in living there,” says Shawn Naccarato.
Pitt State student Hunter Fraley says she arrived to the student center on campus early to select her room. She says she is pleased she was able to select the style she wanted.
"It's very exciting to know that I'm going to be the first person who is going to be living there,” says Hunter Fraley, “knowing that everything is furnished and I don't have to worry about anything and it's close proximity to campus and local businesses downtown it's just very convenient and I'm going to love it."
Naccarato says the students are slated to begin living in the new residences at the beginning of the next school year.