KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Initial planning to replace a dozen residence halls over a decade at Western Michigan University has been suspended.

Spokeswoman Cheryl Roland said Wednesday that officials at the Kalamazoo school have decided to focus on other development priorities. She says the efforts, which had been exploratory and never firm, would have started with demolition and construction of four dorms as early as next year.

The university sought input last month from students and faculty last month on what to include and architects were consulted.

Overall costs had not been determined.

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