In a city with an always-growing college enrollment, the demand for new student housing is almost always ongoing.
Now two developers in Fort Collins have proposed building just over 60 apartment units on a 1.2-acre site two blocks to the south of the Colorado State University campus.
The apartments, as envisioned by developers Robin and Christian Bechelet, will feature one three-story building containing up to 50 apartments.
A single house on the site built in 1903 and classified as a historic structure will be repurposed with two apartments, along with another house built in 1933 that will additionally be renovated to include two units.
The two structures in the 700 block of W. Prospect Road and the larger site itself are owned by the Colorado State University Research Foundation. According to reports, the developers are planning to enter into a long-range lease with the foundation for the property.
The project has already been the subject of one public input meeting.
A construction schedule to build the new housing has not yet been announced.
The Fort Collins campus of CSU has seen its student population grow in the last two years from 32,200 to more than 34,100 today.
By Garry Boulard
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