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BYU's newest housing development unveiled

What was once a cubist skyline along 900 East will soon become a sleek new housing development.

BYU officials and architects shared floor and site plans Thursday evening with the next-door Wasatch neighborhood regarding four new, four-story residence halls to replace Deseret Towers.

The buildings, with their white stone bases, red walls, peaked roofs and a central green area, will house more than 730 students in two- and three-bedroom apartments, similar to Heritage Halls.

Each apartment will have a kitchen and living room/dining room, bathroom and an extra sink in the hallway. The three-bedroom apartments will have two bathrooms.

The basement will have a communal laundry area with extra storage space for students, said Timothy Thomas, principal with Architectural Nexus.

There will be a large activity room on the first floor, and the four buildings will surround a grassy common area outside.

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