University of Michigan-Dearborn to Open New Student Housing
- Jul 12, 2013
By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor
Beginning this fall, the students enrolled at the University of Michigan-Dearborn will have access to a new housing facility located directly across Evergreen Road from the university campus. The $30 million project called The Union at Dearborn was built by Urban Campus Communities (UCC), a private developer based in Bloomfield Hills. As reported by Detroit Free Press, construction broke ground in September 2012, shortly after UCC purchased the 12.5-acre property—a former trucking diagnostics center—from Ford Land.
The 231,791-square-foot housing complex is made up of four interconnected buildings. It will be inaugurated during a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 21 and students will begin moving in starting September 1. With rents ranging from $650 to $800 per month, The Union at Dearborn will offer around 500 fully furnished dorms in a combination of one-, two- and four-bedroom units equipped with private bathrooms and bedrooms.
Residents will also have access to a fitness center, a half-court basketball court, laundry facilities on each floor, individual mailboxes, group study rooms, a student lounge in one of the buildings and parking spaces available for all tenants.
This is the first student housing complex offered by the University of Michigan-Dearborn in the last four decades, according to the news source. It is expected to increase the number of new students by 7 percent for the 2013/2012 academic year and allow students from outside metro Detroit enroll at the university.
According to information available on the university’s website, The Union at Dearborn will be managed by Houston-based Asset Campus Housing (ACH), a third party property management firm specializing in real estate services for universities
Rendering via The Union at Dearborn Facebook page