/Housing and Residence Life purchases College Park , Island St. apartments
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Housing and Residence Life purchases College Park , Island St. apartments

By Kendall Murray

The University Of Montevallo purchased two apartment complexes, College Park and Island Street apartments, for $1 million to provide students with more options for housing. 

Housing and Residential Life Director John Denson said the university hopes to have juniors and seniors in these apartments by the fall 2023 and spring 2024 semesters. 

College Park will be the new apartment style residence hall located on Shelby Street close to the track and field complex and the baseball field.   

Seniors and juniors will have first priority to request to live in College Park apartments for the fall 2023 semester.  

The sign-up process will begin late March as part of the normal housing sign-up for residents wanting to live on campus for fall 2023.   

College Park has 10 two-bedroom apartments and will accommodate four residents per unit. 

The building is already built and there will be no additional construction as part of this project, according to Denson.  

College Park will be furnished with amenities such as the personal living space, living room, private bathrooms, washer and dryer and a full kitchen. 

The apartment complex will be managed by the Housing and Residence Life office. According to Denson, there will be an RA living at College Park. 

The university is also finalizing a purchase on Island Street Apartments to provide additional apartment style living options. 

 “We are hoping these apartments will be available as early as Spring 2024,”  said Denson.  

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