Public-private partnership creates graduate housing in Pomona, Calif.
Pomona, Calif. — Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU), a private, non-profit graduate school for health professions, is slated to receive a new 183,000-square-foot mixed-use project that will supply 348 beds and 10,000 square feet of commercial space. The 3.3-acre project came about through a public-private partnership with Pomona’s Redevelopment Agency, Vehicle Parking District and Hanover Pacific. It also received support from WesternU. The graduate student housing complex is being designed by KTGY Group and will seek LEED-Silver certification. It is anticipated to be complete by early 2013.
“The idea was to give the students a completely up-to-date, contemporary home base, while at the same time providing state-of-the-art academic uses and office spaces on the ground floor. Security, convenience and affordable rents combined with a little bit of style will make this a desirable place for students of all ages,” said David Senden, a principal with KTGY Group, in a statement.
— Nellie Day