In what may be a first, Cal Poly Pomona officials have announced plans for the construction of on-campus housing for 400 students, financed with $3.4 million in tax-exempt, multifamily revenue bonds issued by the city of Pomona. The university turned to the City Council after being turned down by state and federal funding sources. University officials said construction of University Village is the first project of its kind in the California State University system and possibly the state. With requests for rooms far exceeding available space, University Village will help fill a long-standing need for on-campus housing at Cal Poly, which currently provides housing for only 7% of its 17,000-member student body. The village, which is designed to accommodate students in 12 two-story structures with eight units each, is scheduled to be completed in time for the fall quarter.

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