STAMFORD, Conn. -- The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees voted on Aug. 10 on an agreement that will bring housing for roughly 300 students to the Stamford campus to accommodate increased enrollment.
The planned apartments will be the first housing at UConn's Stamford Campus.
“This is wonderful news not just for UConn, but for the city of Stamford,” said UCONN President Susan Herbst said. “This reflects the tremendous demand we’ve seen for the programs at our Stamford campus, and will give our students in the region the opportunity for a more traditional college experience, while benefiting from all the things Stamford has to offer.”
The six-story building will be at 900 Washington Blvd. just a couple of blocks from UConn Stamford and close to the Stamford Transportation Center. Featuring 116 apartments it will be broken down into 10 studios, 49 single-bedroom units, and 57 two-bedroom units with a first-floor meeting room, study lounges on each resident floor, administrative offices, and retail space on the ground floor.
UConn will control the entire building, except the retail spaces and some parking, through a master sublease with an annual term of 25 years. The building is under construction with expected completion in summer 2017, ready for the fall semester. The maximum occupancy is 350 however the plan is for about 290 students living in the facility.