Last week construction fences went up around the construction in Sunnyside in Morgantown, and now many of the buildings have come down.
WVU is redeveloping the area for student housing.
The $70 million project will add roughly a thousand new beds.
The neighborhood is a popular spot for many WVU students to live. Many now walking by seeing the changes said it's sad.
"Me and my roommates drove by just a couple of days after spring break started, and it was already gone. We watch cranes tear down houses. One of my roommates used to live in one of the houses, so it's sad for her to watch it all go down," said Alexander Pettis, WVU student.
The development will also bring in retail space. Now it's not the only new housing project at WVU.