new student housing project in fort collins is response to ever-expanding colorado state university enrollment
Work could begin later this year on the construction of a 402-bedroom student housing project in Fort Collins, Colorado.
The project, officially called the Union on Elizabeth, is slated for construction at the intersection of West Elizabeth and Shields streets and will include a parking garage and rooftop pool.
Also included in the new building will be nearly 4,000 square feet of retail space.
The project has won the approval of the Fort Collins Planning and Zoning Commission and is being developed by the Memphis-based student housing developer and management firm, EdR.
According to city documents, a primary component of the project is the “accommodation of a public bicycle/pedestrian connection.”
Going up on a 2.3-acre site, the three-story structure will also have a defined amenity space on its first floor.
Located just two blocks to the west of the Fort Collins campus of Colorado State University, the Union at Elizabeth is a response to a steady increase in recent years to that school’s enrollment, which has jumped from around 29,900 in 2010 to more than 33,400 last fall.
The project must still win the final approval of the Fort Collins City Council.
by Garry Boulard