The new University House apartments in Fullerton opened their pre-leasing office Monday for potential tenant inquires.
These new apartments are being developed by the Inland American Communities Group, Inc. (IAC).
The apartment complex, located on the corner of Chapman and Commonwealth avenues, is nearly complete. The apartments are scheduled to open summer 2013.
According to IAC’s website, the firm aims to create communities in urban university markets across the country.
Investments in these areas make sure to take into account the objectives of the university and local community.
The University House complex will comprise of 350 apartment units and 1,189 beds spread out over a four-story building and a seven-story parking garage with more than 1,400 parking spaces.
With Cal State Fullerton’s student population more than 37,000, the new apartments will allow more students to live closer to campus and give CSUF less of a commuter school image.
“I think it will be great to have a reduction in commuters and be closer to school,” said business major Julia Moreno. “It can create a greater involvement in the community and will create less of parking hassles.”
Apart from housing and parking, future residents will be able to enjoy the features and amenities the apartment offers.
All units are fully furnished and include a full-size washer and dryer included. The apartments also come with a complete kitchen appliance package, large flat-screen TV and an energy efficient air conditioner and heating system.
The complex is Green Point rated, which ensures enhanced living conditions that are labeled as environmentally friendly.
Residents will have access to amenities such as a 24-hour media lounge, a hi-tech game lounge, a cardio and weight room with media, a tanning room and a poolside clubroom with billiards.
University House will give residents the option to pay rent online and request work orders for necessary maintenance in their apartments.
Shopping and food establishments will also be available for students on the ground level of the complex.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the high level of interest in our new community. Before we even started pre-leasing, over 600 prospects had signed up on our VIP email list. Demand is extremely high, and we have received many positive comments from the preview tours so far,” said Rachel Kihn, vice president of marketing for Inland American Communities.
Leasing contracts will be on an individual basis. Rent will cover all utilities, cable and Internet.
Currently, IAC has other University House complexes in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana and Pennsylvania.
The University House in Fullerton, however, is the only one in California and offers more units and beds than the other complexes.
The addition to the community surrounding CSUF does not seem to pose future problems, according to undeclared freshman Fernando Andrade.
“I think it’s a positive (change), it gives a college experience without all the restrictions dorms might have,” Kihn said.
Prospective residents should start contacting the pre-leasing office as soon as possible and sign up for the VIP list that will allow them to be the first to receive information about availability, pricing and other updates.
This is especially important since the recently completed complex at the University of Central Florida, this past August, was 100 percent leased by its grand opening.
“Students are particularly excited about the cutting-edge amenities, parking garage, and the all-inclusive rents,” Kihn said. “We appreciate the support of the Fullerton community and look forward to welcoming our first residents next summer.”
Moreno said she is looking forward to the addition.
Students interested in more information are encouraged to visit UniversityHouse.com or the pre-leasing office at 2601 E. Chapman Ave. Suite 206.