Developer Plans to Build Hotels Near Black College Campuses

As expected, many of the historically black colleges and universities in the urban areas of the South were constructed in predominantly black and poverty-stricken areas. Over the years, developers in some cities have been reluctant to build hotels in the areas surrounding the campuses of urban black universities because of high crime rates, low property values, and other concerns.

As a result, parents, prospective students, and visiting sports teams have often had to book hotel accommodations some distance from these campuses. Now Logan & Faucette, a black-owned development company, has plans for hotels near the campuses of six black colleges and universities. The first projects are a new hotel near the campus of North Carolina Central University in Durham and the renovation of an older facility near the campus of Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama. Other projects in the planning stages are for hotels near the campuses of Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, Hampton University in Virginia, North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, and Howard University in Washington, D.C.