Gilbane Breaks Ground on New Student Housing near University of Cincinnati

by Scott Reid

Cincinnati — Gilbane Development Co. has begun development on The Verge, a new apartment community designed to serve students of the University of Cincinnati. 

Located at the corner of W. McMillan St. and W. Clifton Ave., The Verge is located one block from the university’s main campus. The 245,000-square-foot building is expected to be completed for August 2016 occupancy, and will feature 495 beds within 178 apartment units and 380 parking spaces. Residents will have access to amenities including a large clubhouse, gaming tables, cyber cafe, media room, fitness center with tanning room, seating areas, group study rooms and a private landscaped courtyard featuring BBQ grill and fire pit with seating areas. High-speed Internet and Wi-Fi will be available throughout the building. The project is eco-friendly, and will attain LEED Silver certification.

Additionally, 7,500 square feet of commercial space will be located along the prominent commercial corridor along W. McMillan and Clifton. 

Students will enjoy fully furnished apartment units with private bedrooms/ bathrooms, washer/dryer, walk-in closets and 42-inch HDTVs. Floor plans include fully furnished one, two, three, four and five-bedroom units, and four -bedroom fully furnished townhomes that line Lyon St. Students will also be able to take advantage of resident services, roommate matching and individual, by-the-bed leases.

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