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HU students expected to boost downtown economy

About 100 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology students who soon will live across the street from the school are likely to contribute $350,000 a year to the downtown economy, the university said.

The students next semester are going to move into the renovated Residences on Market building at 335 Market St. HU doesn’t have a meal plan and each student spends roughly $3,500 per year on food, which will help give the business district a boost, the university said.

Most of the units will be double-occupancy apartments and there will be a few triple-occupancy spaces, the university said.

Local developer Dan Deitchman, who heads Riverview Manor Associates, owns the building. He bought the building, formerly called the Governor Hotel, last year. A few years ago, He transformed the Riverview Manor residential building at 1519 N. Front St.

Residence on Market units will feature university-provided furniture and window blinds. Utilities and Internet service are included in the

students’ rent, and cable and phone services are available.

A graduate hall director will manage the facility. The director will arrange move-ins, apartment inspections and maintenance.

Some HU students live in the International House building on South Third Street.

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