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Next Round of Student Apartments Aiming for Summer Openings

Brent Warren Brent Warren Next Round of Student Apartments Aiming for Summer OpeningsA recent construction shot of the Urban, at 200 W. Norwich Ave. Photo by Brent Warren.
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A new apartment building rising over Tuttle Park in the University District now officially has a name and an opening date. The Urban is a six-story building at 200 W. Norwich Ave. that will open before the start of fall semester, according to banners posted on construction fencing at the site.

The development, from Kansas-based Elsey Partners, first went before neighborhood groups in late 2016. A Council Variance for the project was approved in April of 2017, allowing a total of 274 bedrooms, with parking for 146 cars in an underground garage.

A trio of 1970s-era apartment buildings – each two-to-three stories in height and served by a rear surface parking lot – formerly stood on the site.

The project’s website shows two different floor plans for one-bedroom units (one ADA compliant and the other not). Both come furnished and feature small kitchenettes and Murphy Beds, with access to shared amenities like a pool and fitness center. Rent is listed as $850 a month.

A rendering of the Urban, as posted on the project’s website.

Also scheduled to open this summer is the View on Pavey Square, located on North High Street between Northwood and Oakland Avenues. That development will contain 132 apartments, an automated parking garage that will accommodate about 250 cars, and a little over 6,500 square feet of retail and office space.

Although it will have a handful of studio units, the majority of the apartments in the project will be larger, with two to four bedrooms.

Like the Urban, the View on Pavey will feature furnished apartments.

The two projects on track to open this year actually represent a decrease in development activity in the area compared to 2018, when five new developments added a total of 531 apartments and 705 parking spaces to the University District.

Construction continues on the View on Pavey. The historic homes along High Street have been renovated and are currently being rented out. Photo by Brent Warren.
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