Western Michigan U renovation to feature dining neighborhoods

Following redo, each neighborohood will have a dining program tailored to that community's population.

July 25—Western Michigan University's campus soon will feature student gathering spots and buildings geared to students with special interests, such as health and wellness, engineering and aviation. University officials are making the move to create "neighborhoods" on campus.

Over the next two years WMU will implement a long-term strategic plan to blend students' housing and dining needs, build a sense of community and strengthen their sense of connection to the larger university.

The campus will be organized into four neighborhoods that can accommodate more than 6,800 students. WMU anticipates it's an investment of $84 million. That comes on top of $30 million spent on new campus living and dining facilities invested since 2006.