Joint Venture To Develop All-Duplex High-Rise

by Katie Sloan

Champaign, Ill. — According to developer CA Student Housing, the project will be the nation’s first all-duplex apartment student housing high-rise.

HERE ChampaignChampaign, Ill. — CA Student Living is developing a 27-story student housing community in conjunction with HERE Enterprises that will open July 2015. The property will include 143 units and 526 beds and is located off-campus on E. Green Street. The architect is Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture and the general contractor is Clayco Construction.


According to CA Student Living, HERE Champaign will be the nation’s first all-duplex apartment student housing high-rise and will feature amenities such as a fitness center, golf practice bays, a sauna, Internet café and a rooftop deck with hot tub and grills. The property will also include a four-story parking garage with space for approximately 250 vehicles, as well as a robotic valet parking system.

The RoboticValet Parking System utilizes robotics, software and hardware to eliminate ramps and reduce the number of drive aisles. RoboticValet robots drive on concrete slab floors and use an automated guidance system to transport vehicles to and from parking spaces. According to manufacturer Boomerang Systems, this system allows twice the density of parked cars and requires half the space required by a conventional parking garage.

— Scott Reid

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