Columbia Basin College is opening a three-story, $7 million student apartment housing facility, located just off 20th Avenue across the street from the CBC Pasco campus, this fall.
The college is anticipating the construction of three buildings, depending on demand.
CBC will provide the property management and residence life programming, and a private developer will build and maintain the facility on the five-acre campus.
The 26,800-square-foot facility will have furnished 44 apartment units and 126 beds for single, double, triple and quadruple occupancy, each with private bathrooms, kitchen and dining space.
The estimated rent, which includes utilities, for a single occupancy unit is $950 per person. Double occupancy rooms are anticipated at $700 per person; triple occupancy rooms, $635 to $676 a person; and suites for four people, $535 a person.
Each air-conditioned suite will include a couch, desk, chair, bed, dresser, dining table, refrigerator, cooktop, oven, microwave and private bathroom.
Amenities will include open lounge areas and access to outdoor activity space facing the adjacent Sun Willows Golf Course, free parking, coin-operated laundry facilities, high-speed bandwith, lounge and study areas, resident assistants and vending machines.
Chervenell Construction of Kennewick was the general contractor for this project. Rustin Hall of ALSC Architects in Spokane, a CBC graduate, is leading the project.
The college made the decision to seek student housing after a survey showed a large number of students would be interested in living at the housing complex.