October 10, 2019
The University of California, Riverside (UCR) and Texas-based American Campus Communities (ACC) broke ground on the first phase of North District, a new living-learning, mixed-use community in Riverside. The multiphase redevelopment project of the former Canyon Crest Family Housing site will eventually provide up to 6,000 new student housing beds.
The project is planned on a 50-acre site on the northern part of the UCR campus, just north of Linden Street. By 2021, the first phase of this public-private partnership is expected to deliver 1,500 apartment-style beds for upper division undergraduate students, transfer students, and graduate students. Future phases include a residence hall housing for first-year students, new dining facilities, and mixed-use residential and athletic facilities.
ACC’s James Wilhelm says, “Public-private partnerships such as this one are important when it comes to helping universities reach their goal for quality affordable student housing, while still meeting the needs of the rising student population.”
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