Nation's largest privately funded student housing complex opens
Home to some 2,000 students, the 750,000-sf University Commons housing development at Georgia State University in Atlanta is the largest privately funded student housing complex in the U.S. Developed by Ambling University Development Group in partnership with the Georgia State Foundation, the $168 million facility is set on 4.2 acres in densely populated downtown Atlanta, transforming the urban area into a living-learning community for its student tenants. The development includes four mid-rise buildings, ranging from eight to 15 stories, with apartment-style units. Each unit includes furnished bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, and living area spaces, while every floor offers a community lounge space and laundry facility. The project also includes below-grade parking for 800 cars. Design architect was Niles Bolton Associates, Atlanta.