New housing option for university students
By Lucia Espino
Students seeking to live independently have new urban living options at Tobin Lofts at San Antonio College.
The new housing option for Texas A&M-San Antonio students was mentioned by Bruce Leslie, Chancellor of Alamo Colleges, at the university’s faculty and staff convocation Aug. 22 at Palo Alto College. Leslie’s address emphasized an academic partnership between Alamo Colleges and the university, but also touched on student services and living options.
Laura Lopez, public relations and marketing director for Aguillon & Associates, said two A&M-San Antonio students are currently leasing bedrooms at Tobin Lofts, which is approximately 12 miles from Main Campus Building.
These fully furnished apartments with Wi-Fi, cable TV and all bills paid are available for any higher education student.
The project is a public-private partnership between SAC, the NRP Group LLC who built the facility and Campus Advantage which oversees management.
SAC owns the land, but for now the money goes to the private sector, said Vanessa C. Torres, director of public relations at SAC. “It will be several years before it can be turned over to SAC.”
Developer’s South Side investment
The same developer, NRP Group, has shown development interests close to Main Campus Building. But so far, students on this campus have not been able to take advantage of this option.
The Mesquite reported Oct. 25, 2012 that NRP Group was in the planning stages of its sixth South Side housing unit in San Antonio; this one marketed as Texas A&M-San Antonio’s first university housing option to be located on University Way.
The project was intended to offer students and employees four floor plan options spanning 236 total units with costs ranging from $625 for a 1-bedroom to $1,527 for a 3-bedroom unit. The complex was expected to open summer 2014.
Calls were placed to NRP Group’s office but additional information was not available this week. Stay tuned for the firm’s development interests on the South Side in a follow-up article.
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