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New “green” housing for CSU students

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A recently restored historic building in uptown Columbus held its ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning.

The Fontaine building recently completed renovations, and has converted from the once-vacant building on West 11th Street into energy-efficient apartments for Columbus State students.

"Columbus State University has a tremendous need for student housing," said CSU President Tim Mescon. "We are very excited with the ready to raft project not even a year away, and continue expanding our own housing here in uptown the historic district area."

Fontaine Hall will house 37 students in 18 units, and it is already fully leased for the 2012-2013 school year. All the units are pre-furnished with private baths, living areas and full-size kitchens.

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