College Of Southern Idaho Builds New Apartment Complex For Students
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Slowly but surely, more and more students are coming to school at the College of Southern Idaho. And if they're coming from out of town, they're going to need a place to live.
On the southwest corner of Falls Avenue West and Washington Street North in Twin Falls, the dirt is flying and metal skeletons are going up. A year from now, this construction project will be a 40 unit apartment complex for students attending the College of Southern Idaho.
Graydon Stanley, Dean of Students at the College of Southern Idaho, says, "When we talk to students about what they wanted, they're not interested in traditional-style dorm housing, the old double room, no kitchen, go eat in the cafeteria mode. They were interested in having apartments off campus."
But not too far off campus. The students wanted to be able to walk to their classes at CSI instead of having to drive. Stanley says CSI students also wanted to make only one payment per month, instead of having separate bills for rent, garbage, and electricity.
Stanley says, "It's all-inclusive, so it'll cover all their utilities, their internet, cable TV, all those different things. So they'll basically make one payment a month, and that'll cover all their expenses."
Stanley says the two bedroom apartments should rent for about $750 a month. Northview Apartments has 42 units, and Eagle Hall has about 250 beds, so with these 40 new apartments that should add up to as many as 500 beds total, about the same as neighboring Campus Park.
Stanley says, "Campus Park that's privately owned across from the campus has been full the last three or four years as well. Our enrollment's been so stable or growing that we anticipate that after these open a year from this summer, that we'll have them full for fall semester."
June 22, 2012.