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The College Luxe Life? New $56 million dorm set to be built off the University of Houston's campus

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Aspen Heights University of Houston UH private dorm renderings May 2014
Renderings for the 305,076 square foot Aspen Heights private dorm complex. HoustonTX.gov
Aspen Heights University of Houston UH private dorm renderings MAP May 2014 WHITE SPACE
The $56 million Aspen Heights student housing complex will be situated just north of I-45 on Cullen Boulevard. HoustonTX.gov
Aspen Heights University of Houston UH private dorm renderings May 2014
Aspen Heights University of Houston UH private dorm renderings MAP May 2014 WHITE SPACE

Aspen Heights, a builder and developer of off-campus student housing across the United States, is planning to build a $56 million private dorm complex on Cullen Boulevard just north of I-45. Set to be completed by the fall of 2015, the complex will be located a quarter of a mile from the University of Houston's main campus.

To help build the 305,076 square foot dorm, set to house 739 beds, Aspen Heights is seeking a 10-year tax abatement from the city. Since the property is located in a high poverty census block in the far southeast corner of east downtown, the project is also receiving a 90-percent tax abatement.

The four-story wrap style student housing development will be located across from the former Finger Furniture warehouse, only a short walk to a MetroRail station planned for Cullen Boulevard. 

The complex, situated on 7.7 acres, will feature one-, two- and four-bedroom apartment-like units. 

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