By Nicholas Hirshon
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Queens College has inked a deal with an Alabama developer to build and manage the first dormitory on the Flushing campus, officials said.
Capstone Development Corp. will erect the 506-bed dorm on what are now outdoor tennis courts. Capstone also will create 200 parking spaces on campus to accommodate the students.
Historically a commuter school, Queens College has pitched the dorm as a way to compete with Ivy League schools for high-quality students.
Some civic leaders oppose the $72 million project - funded by tax-exempt bonds from the city Housing Development Corp. - because they fear the students living on campus will create more litter, noise and parking woes.