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Students aim to turn school in Brigham City into community

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A group of Utah State University students are working with a private developer to transform the former Intermountain Indian School into a residential community.

The 40 juniors will tackle the design problems likely to be faced and improve on plans for the Eagle Village community, said Vern Budge, associate professor of Utah State's department of landscape architecture and environmental planning.The community will include 73 townhouses, 380 condominiums transformed from buildings at the school that closed in 1984 and a shopping center.

Budge said that because Utah State students have rarely worked with a private enterprise, this project presented certain benefits.

"The advantage for students is that they have a real client they're dealing with . . . who can provide some good feedback," Budge said. "It also is a site they can touch and become acquainted with and they're dealing with real problems."

The students study will be completed at the end of the quarter, Dec. 13, and turned over to a private landscaper, said Jane Haller for Cape Advisors, the Eagle Village developers.