University Estates
Sept.20, 2002
With increasing enrollment placing demands on OU's  housing, classroom space and faculty, the University seeks creative  ways to accommodate the many students.  One solution to help ease the faculty shortage is to offer retired college facility the opportunity to return to teaching.    OU hopes that a country club retirement community, complete with golf course, will encourage them to consider moving to Athens. 

This new community is being built along Armitge road, across the river from  Athens's  West side.

This sign marks the entrance (click to enlarge)

April 2002
The location is adjacent to the old Hope family farm.

A small hill is leveled to provide fill for the nearby  hollow and for OU's new Lecture Hall

more once construction resumes