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A South Coast university has a project which deals with two problems – the lack of affordable housing, and financing university facilities

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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.

Caroline joined KCLU in October 2020. She won LA Press Club's Audio Journalist of the Year Award in 2022.

She started her broadcasting career in the UK, in both radio and television for BBC News, 95.8 Capital FM and Sky News and was awarded the Prince Philip Medal for her services to radio and journalism in 2007.

She has lived in California for ten years and is both an American and British citizen - and a very proud mom to her daughter, Elsie.