Leasing Center Opens For New VCU Apartments

by Katie Sloan

Richmond, Va. — Gilbane Development Company to deliver second VCU community in July 2013.

Richmond, Va. — The leasing office for 1200 W. Marshall, a new student housing community at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), has begun leasing efforts for the 2013-2014 school year.

The leasing center opened earlier this month at an off-site space at 900 W. Broad Street while the 260,167-square-foot community is under construction. It will open in July 2013.

In the leasing center, students can view the furniture that comes in each unit and tour a mock apartment.

Developed by Gilbane Development Company, 1200 W. Marshall will house 406 students in a mixture of studio, two, three and four-bedroom apartments, along with one-bedroom and three-bedroom townhome options. The community is located in the heart of the VCU campus, directly across from the Siegel Center, and one of the buildings, the former Hajoca building, is being restored as part of the community.

VCU is known for top-ranked, public-university arts and design programs, and 1200 W. Marshall features a large-scale art installment in its lobby. The lobby also boasts a gallery wall to allow VCU art students to display their creations.

Gilbane Development Company also completed another student housing community at VCU in 2011, 8 ½ CanalStreet, which added 540 beds to the rapidly growing campus and was 100 percent pre-leased before opening its doors for its inaugural year.


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