A South Coast university has a project which deals with two problems – the lack of affordable housing, and financing university facilities
Work starts on Cal State Channel Islands’ newest residential community development this month.
A 32-acre site within the campus University Glen community will include 310 market-rate apartments, 109 for-sale homes, 170 income restricted apartments for seniors and there are plans to construct an Early Childhood Education center.
Laurie Nichols – Assistant VP for administrative services at Cal State Channel Islands – says it’s a unique way to generate revenue for the university.
"We are the only CSU with a Site Authority," she explained.
"It really helps support programs. This was created to transition the site from the Camarillo State Hospital to a four-year university."
The development will also feature a number of amenities including a clubhouse, pool, fitness center and recreational park areas and trails.
Work is set to begin this month.