This is the last cold winter where residents can find warmth in the Allerton Apartment Complex. Allerton opened its doors in the early 1960’s and currently serves as a home primarily for students with families and international students.
However, by the end of this summer, all of these 82 apartments will be nothing but green grass. The demolition of this complex will begin this spring and the goal is to make more room for athletic fields to add to the sports network near by. The last available lease for residents ends this summer. A, B, C, and D are the only buildings remaining because E, F, G, H, were torn down in the summer of 2012.
Kent State director of residence services Jill Church said, “improving the apartments to boost occupancy didn’t seem like a good idea. The apartments are past their useful life, in need of electrical upgrades, new roofs, and even air conditioning. The units are showing some wear and the living rooms are barely big enough for a sofa. They are so far away from academic buildings that students have to take the PARTA bus to get to class.”
For Broadcast Beat Reporting, I’m Chip Reid.