Gilbane Breaks Ground on Student Housing near The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

by Katie Sloan

Colorado Springs, Colo. — Gilbane Development Co. has broken ground on West Edge, a student housing community located across the street from The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) campus.

The development will be located 500 yards from the Kraemer Library and UCCS academic core, and will offer eight different floor plans including studio, one-, two-, three-, four- and six-bedroom units with bed to bath parity. Apartments will feature washers and dryers, walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and flat screen televisions.

Community amenities will include a rooftop sky lounge with view of the Pikes Peak mountain range, a clubhouse, study rooms, a tech center with high powered computers and free printing, a heated saltwater pool, a landscaped courtyard with sundecks, an outdoor kitchen with grilling stations and multiple outdoor lounges with community fire pits.

Residents will also have access to a state-of-the-art fitness lodge featuring tanning beds, free weights, cardio equipment, a yoga studio, a bouldering wall and a full-sized basketball court. High-speed Internet, Wi-Fi, cable and furniture will all be included as part of Gilbane’s trademarked Next Level of Student Housing program.

West Edge will be managed by Asset Campus Housing and will feature a robust community life program with resident events, roommate matching services and individual, by-the-bed leases. Parking is available for residents and bike storage is provided. The community is expected to open for August 2017 occupancy. 

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