UHS and Stonemont Developing Urban Loft Project in Historic Savannah

by Katie Sloan

Savannah, Ga. — The Hue is aimed at art students who want to live close to Savannah College of Art and Design.

Savannah architect Lott+Barber
is designing The Hue.
Savannah, Ga. 
— University Housing Services, Inc., (UHS) is developing The Hue, a 446-bed community with 3,700 square feet of retail within walking distance to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) for owner Stonemont Financial Group. The architect is Lott+Barber, and the general contractor is Juneau Construction Group.

The project is expected to fill a market void for art students looking for housing in the historic districts of Savannah that are new, secure, and amenitized, versus the typical options of older apartments. The Hue will be complete by fall 2014.

With the Hue’s count, UHS will have developed approximately 2,100 beds in Savannah, where SCAD’s enrollment has grown over the past decade, UHS says. The Hue is the firm’s fourth development in the historic city. UHS’ other Savannah student housing projects were for the Savannah College of Art and Design and all three phases of housing at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

The 2.1-acre property will consist of 145 apartments in one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom configurations as well as four three-bedroom townhouses. Amenities will feature a resort-style pool, 24-hour clubhouse, full-fitness center and 3,700 square feet of retail. In addition, there will be a two-level, 320-space parking garage, including 13 visitor parking spaces.

Savannah offers an abundance of studio apartments, houses and townhomes for college students to rent in and around the historic downtown district. But, according to UHS’ President and CEO Greg Minder, for those students looking for an alternative to smaller, older apartments, The Hue will give them the latest features and amenities currently not available in the marketplace. “The Hue fills the gap in the off-campus student housing marketplace by providing a more modern, secure and amenity-filled lifestyle,” Minder says.

With the purpose of building an urban loft-style structure, UHS has local architect Lott+Barber because of its work in this area.

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