ATHENS, GA - Chance Partners, LLC, one of the country's leading and most active student housing development firms, announced today the construction of Eclipse, a 32-unit, 128-bed community in Athens, GA. The project - scheduled to deliver in July 2013 and located on East Broad Street, less than five blocks from the historic Arch on The University of Georgia campus – will be the first student housing community to deliver in Athens' CBD in many years.
Chance Partners believes now is the ideal time for such a development. "With an aging downtown inventory, Athens' strong rental and occupancy rates and our competitive rents and preferred location, we feel now is the perfect time to introduce our urban-style student housing concept to the Athens market," said Judd Bobilin , President and CEO of Chance Partners.
Eclipse will offer loft and townhome style living and will feature some of Athens' best features and amenities, including: on-site parking, a residents-only clubroom with state-of-the-art technology, a lush park with water and fire features, and a fitness center. Units at Eclipse will be the most high-end in the marketplace. They will feature private bathrooms for every bedroom; gourmet kitchens featuring imported granite countertops, designer wood cabinetry and stainless steel appliances; full-size washers and dryers; expansive living areas; hardwood-style flooring; walk-in closets and ample storage space. Many units will also offer roll-up doors in the living area, exposed brick accent walls, surround sound and designer lighting. All units will come furnished with living and bedroom furniture and will include a 42" flat-screen television in the living room. Rents will start in the $600's per bed, per month and include cable television, high-speed Internet, maintenance, trash and water.
"We believe students want a new, high-quality and amenity-rich community within walking distance of campus and their social centers, and we deliver on that urban experience better than anyone," added Bobilin.
Pucciano & English, a leading design-oriented architectural firm, is the architect. J.M. Wilkerson will manage General Contracting and Kimley-Horn & Assoc. is the project's Civil Engineer. Asset Campus Housing, Inc. will act as property manager of the community.
Chance Partners is a fully integrated real estate firm specializing in the development of high-quality multifamily and student housing communities catering to those that seek the ultimate amenities; location, quality and value.