The four-story buildings at the Longwood-managed apartment complex are home to a total of 454 students living in 100 four-bedroom apartments, 24 two-bedroom apartments and six studio apartments. Lancer Park North and Lancer Park South are mirror images and face each other, separated by a courtyard. They are flanked on one end by a new commons building that houses a food service operation, a small fitness center and a game room.
In addition to other amenities, Lancer Park offers the latest in laundry technology. Students can download an app that enables them to be notified when loads are ready to be removed from the dryer.
The project was financed through a $45 million bond issue, with the construction costing $39 million. The general contractor was English Construction Co. of Lynchburg.
Students in the new residence halls join the 264 students in existing housing at Lancer Park, a combination of four-bedroom townhouses and two- and four-bedroom apartments that recently underwent an exterior facelift.
Formerly called Stanley Park, the Lancer Park complex is just over a half-mile from the main campus. The property was purchased by the Longwood Real Estate Foundation in 2005 and has been managed by the Office of Residential and Commuter Life since 2006.