January 12, 2011

Center Description

Building & Apartment Overview

ECIR’s residence is made up of 47 bedrooms within 21 apartments which are located in two wings: the Dotson wing and the Harper wing. The Dotson wing includes 5 one-bedroom units on the second floor, 6 two-bedroom units on the third floor, and the Harper Wing includes 10 three-bedroom apartments across both floors. As these wings were originally detached buildings, there are significant differences between them. For example, the Dotson wing is an older structure with just stairs while the Harper Wing is more modern and has an elevator that takes residents from the fourth floor to the basement. Both wings are connected through common areas on the ground floor of the buildings. A handicap accessible three-bedroom apartment unit is also available on the ground floor of the Harper wing.

Building Amenities 

The common areas include a spacious lounge, kitchen, café, recreation/exercise room, and a meeting area called the Mpanya Room. The café offers regular subscriptions to popular newspapers and magazines. In addition, the café provides a guest computer, a phone for local dials and a calling card for long-distance calls. The lounge includes a comfortable living room area, large flat screen TV with cable, along with a modern kitchen available for resident use. Most to all apartments have excellent internet service. Although great wifi is available, the internet via an ethernet connection is always the most reliable. Finally, the Harper wing provides coin-operated laundry machines and assigned storage space in the basement.