Construction has started at Orchard Park, a 1,600-bed student housing community at the University of California, Davis. The property will target graduate students, offering units at below-market rates. The community is scheduled for completion in fall 2023, REBusiness Online reports.
Orchard Park is Phase II of a larger development, The Green at West Village, built through a public-private partnership between the university and Michaels. Phase I of the project delivered 1,000 beds in fall 2020, and included nine four-story buildings with shared amenities including a fitness center, multipurpose room and student support services. The property was fully leased ahead of the 2020-2021 academic year.
“Michaels is honored to be the university’s private-sector partner for both of these beautiful, amenity-rich, energy-efficient housing developments,” Ned Williams, senior-vice president of Michaels Student Living, was quoted as saying. “We understand that great housing, along with a great education, represents the door to opportunity not just for success today, but success for tomorrow and beyond.”