UPitt senior designs Crimson Court Townhouses in Indiana
Published: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 09:02
New, high-quality townhomes are undergoing construction and are set to be completed for Fall 2013 to serve Indiana University of Pennsylvania students.
The Crimson Court Townhouses are currently being built on 7th and Church Street in Indiana.
Patrick Moore, of the University of Pittsburgh (senior, urban planning), is a designer and planner for the Crimson Court Townhomes.
“Right now, student housing is one of the best real estate markets in Indiana,” Moore said. “Obviously, the location is prime for student housing; it’s a block away from campus and a block away from downtown.”
According to Moore, construction will be completed in August of 2013.
“We’re trying to have it occupied for Fall 2013 and construction starts this week,” Moore said.
The townhomes will consist of units with space to house three to five people. Amenities include: a private bathroom in each bedroom, Wi-Fi Internet service, satellite TV, on site laundry facilities, an electronic key entry system, full kitchen and fully furnished units.
The cost is set at $3,795 per student for a semester and all utilities and fees are included in that amount.
“We really want this project to stand out,” Moore said.
“We want it to be very, very comfortable living for college students, and we wanted to give them the most amenities that we could.”
According to the townhomes’ website, a five minute walk can get one to “all desired amenities to have a complete college experience, with some being right across the street.” Such amenities include: the Hadley Union Building Fitness Center, the Kovalchick Center
and Athletic Complex, Sheetz, Giant Eagle Express, Pizza Hut/KFC, downtown Indiana, and Fast Times Printing, as well as other restaurants, bars and shops. Nearby parking is offered by the Indiana Borough.
“We’re upping the quality of housing all around Indiana with this project,” Moore said. “We’re going the whole nine-yards with everything because that’s going to change the entire market because we are upping the quality of housing. Which means, that sets the bar.”