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Some William Peace students want new housing at Seaboard Station

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Some William Peace University students want more on-campus housing and say Seaboard Station is a great place to put it. 

A judge recently approved the university's $21 million bid for the neighboring shopping center.  The University said there is no plan to change the shopping center. Students in off-campus apartments, located seven miles away, think the school should reconsider.

"I do hope they take into consideration that we do like to be close to campus and we do like to be able to have access to the resources that are provided there," student Elledeia Ijames said.

Ijames is a journalism student at Peace. She was taken by surprise when Peace announced some students would be moving to the Wolf Creek Apartments, a complex west of campus near Cary. The university moved upper classmen to Wolf Creek as the student population began expanding.

When Peace announced its bid to purchase the neighboring Seaboard Station shopping center, Ijames said she and other students living at Wolf Creek hoped the university would use some of that land for more housing and not dining and retail.

"I do think that they can find a healthy medium between the two," Ijames said.

Earlier this year, neighbors and business owners inside Seaboard Station expressed concern the University would close some of the stores in favor of more housing or parking. 

Peace has maintained that won't be the case, however, Wednesday night a spokesperson for Peace University told WNCN any speculation about what will happen to Seaboard Station is premature. 

While a judge did approve their bid for the property, Peace still has not technically closed the deal.

Derick Waller

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