New On-Campus Student Community Celebrates Grand Opening at Northern Arizona University

FLAGSTAFF, AZ - Northern Arizona University (NAU) and American Campus Communities, the nation’s largest owner, manager and developer of high-quality student housing communities, celebrated the addition of Skyview to the NAU campus at a grand opening event in Flagstaff, Arizona.

The development of Skyview responds to Northern Arizona University’s need to increase their offering of modern, purpose-built, on-campus student housing. Skyview supports the University’s growth by providing these students with high-quality accommodations in a live-learn community that is designed with today’s students in mind.

“At the ground breaking ceremony we promised not just an exceptional residential experience, but a facility with academic space and support services for student success, and parking,” NAU President Rita Cheng said. “I am happy to confirm that American Campus Communities has kept their promise to NAU and to our students.”

Sited strategically to offer breathtaking views of Mount Elden, Skyview features spacious apartment and townhome-style accommodations, academic resources including an Academic Success Center with iMacs, free printing, and group and private study lounges, and state-of-the-art amenities to promote wellness and resident socialization, including a fitness center with strength equipment, free weights, and separate cardio room, and recreation center with billiards, ping pong and arcade games.

The landscape is designed to create a walkable mountain community that accommodates native plantings. Skyview also provides residents with nearly 3,000 square feet of retail space featuring EAT Market.

“Skyview is a great addition to our long-term, successful partnership with Northern Arizona University,” said James Wilhelm, EVP Public-Private Transactions at American Campus Communities. “It’s our goal to create environments for academic and personal success for students, and this community will do just that for more than six hundred students.”

The 626-bed community is the second phase of the Hilltop Townhomes community delivered in 2012, and the fourth phase in the NAU-ACC partnership, which has delivered more than 2,000 modern, on-campus student beds.

The grand opening event was held at Skyview and featured a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception. Attendees included University representatives, Flagstaff elected officials, and development team members from American Campus Communities.

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