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Columbus Mayor Kristen Brown and other city and educational leaders were on hand at the Columbus Learning Center Monday afternoon to celebrate the announcement of a new student housing complex for area college students.
The project, called "The Villas," began as an idea five years ago, said organizers. The housing project will be home for up to 125 students of IUPUC, the Purdue School of Technology, Ivy Tech and Harrison College.
Brown gave much of the credit for the project's success to the Columbus Aviation Board, Airport Director Brian Payne and the Columbus City Council. She also thanked the FAA, whose approval was necessary, as the property being built on belongs to the Columbus Municipal Airport.
Plans for the housing has students "leasing by the bed." A student will have his or her own bedroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared with one or three other students. Individual student price for a two bedroom / two bathroom unit is $2,995 per semester. A four bedroom / two bath unit is $2,495 per semester. The units are fully furnished and students can fill out a questionnaire to help find good roommate matches.
Construction is expected to be finished in August. Students are expected to begin moving in on a first-come, first-served basis in the fall of the 2014-15 school year.
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 5:36:51 AM
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