Olympia Place: opening this summer
Greenway Dorms: opening this fall
Amherst College has always housed 100% of their students so these new replacement dorms have no impact on the housing crises in town, but the Olympia Place addition of 236 beds do represent an increase in badly needed supply.
And even better, since the dorm complex is privately owned, Olympia Place is on the tax rolls.
By helping to satisfy the high demand for student housing that will also take some of the pressure off single family homes in quiet neighborhoods from being converted into student housing.
Since both these dorm complexes are brand new, chances are those lucky enough to live there will take pride in maintaining them.
After all, even if it's only for four years: there's still no place like home