DELAND, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - As problems go, it's a good one to have in the collegiate world. Stetson University's student population is growing, and while that means the school is healthy, it also means that with more students comes the challenge of finding places for them to reside. One of those places at Stetson is a building that used to be a hotel called the DeLand Inn, but the inn shut down and the new owners are putting in something completely different.
"It's quiet over there. I think that's what they were shooting for," says student Christine Chase.
Chase is referring to The Grand Villa, a five-story building on the eastern edge of the city, where 85 Stetson University students will live on the top two floors. Below them will be an assisted living facility filled with senior citizens.
"They're pretty self-contained. We have our common space and gym and everything in that common space," explains Larry Correll-Hughes, executive director of Residential Education and Housing at Stetson University.
"In all honesty, it really didn't matter to me," says Chase. "I'm not planning on throwing any big parties in my room or anything like that!"
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