Conway, S.C. — Rising student population creates demand for The Cove.
Conway, S.C. — Gilbane Development Company has begun construction on a 396-bed student housing community at Coastal Carolina University (CCU), where growth in the undergraduate population has caused a shortage of student housing options. The 170,000 square-foot apartment complex, named The Cove, will open to students in August 2012. CCU’s fall 2010 total enrollment of 8,706 was the school’s highest ever, and plans are in place to grow enrollment to 12,500 students by 2020. The Cove will be one of the few student-housing complexes located within walking distance of the CCU campus, offering amenities such as a resort-style pool, a 5,000 square-foot clubhouse, volleyball court, fully-equipped fitness center, game room, outdoor plaza, tanning beds, cyber cafe and will have over 400 parking spaces for residents and visitors.
The Cove will offer two different floor plans for students: 54 apartments will be two-bedroom, two-bath, and 72 apartments will be four-bedroom, four-bath. Students will have individual leases and rent will include all utilities. Each apartment will come standard with furnishings, in-unit washer and dryer, flat-screen TVs and high-speed Internet.
Gilbane Development also recently completed a 540-bed, eight-story student-housing complex at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.
— Dan Marcec