Yet another modern student housing project, designed to accommodate the growing enrollment at Northern Arizona University, is in the planning stage in Flagstaff.
What is being called Mill Town will see the construction of 340 residential units along with just over 48,000 square feet of retail space.
Plans also call for the construction of enough space for just over 1,000 vehicles, as well as three separate structures that will be used for commercial purposes.
The project is being developed by the Phoenix-based real estate development and investment company Vintage Partners.
As proposed, Mill Town will go up on an 18-acre site at the intersection of Milton Road and University Avenue.
Flagstaff city officials have previously expressed concerns regarding the already large number of students who daily cross busy Milton Road to get to the NAU campus, a number that is bound to increase once the project, only two blocks to the west of that campus, is completed.
In response, the building of Mill Town will also see the construction of a Milton Road underpass for pedestrian use.
The project has already had its first hearing before Flagstaff’s Planning and Zoning Commission and is expected to go before the Flagstaff City Council early next month.
By Garry Boulard
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