Student housing complex open for fall

The $24 million student housing has officially opened for the 2017 fall semester. Courtesy of Capital Region Chamber

The $24 million student housing has officially opened for the 2017 fall semester.

Hunter Wallace
News Editor

College Suites at Hudson Valley is now open and accepting prospective students from the Capital Region.

Earlier this month, College Suites sponsored an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate its opening.

About 100 people attended this event, and each heard from special guest speakers, including Michael Yevoli, the Regional Director of the Capital District Empire State Development, who spoke on behalf of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Rensselaer Deputy County Executive Chris Meyer, New York State Assemblyman John McDonald III, City of Troy Mayor Patrick Madden, Hudson Valley President Andrew Matonak, and The United Group of Companies Inc. President and CEO Michael Uccellini.

The College Suites began construction in 2016 and was completed this past July. The complex is a $24 million, 3-story, 147,610 square-foot student housing community, located on the corner of Morrison and Vandenburg Avenue, including enough space for 268 students in 72 fully furnished apartment suites.

Some features include a fitness center, laundry facility, digital computer studio, bike storage, study and lounge areas and on-site management offices. College Suites are currently signing licenses for the 2017 fall semester.

“College Suites at Hudson Valley will provide a priceless opportunity for students to benefit, learn and grow from a well-rounded, independent living experience while attending college,” said Michael DiGiacomo, regional manager at United Plus Property Management.

“Residents have their own private bedroom in two- or four-bedroom suites that are fully furnished and include flat screen televisions and free high-speed internet, but that is not all; our “Live.Learn.Relax.” program offers monthly events that are designed for students to meet fellow residents and enjoy exciting entertainment,” he said.

DiGiacomo also reflected on his experience with this project.

“This has been a very meaningful and exciting project for all of us at United Group, especially with our corporate office within minutes of College Suites at Hudson Valley,” said DiGiacomo. “We have been eager to once again leave our creative footprint on such a beautiful city and, with the full support from the college, the City of Troy and the county government, it’s very fulfilling to officially introduce our community to College Suites,” he said.

DiGiacomo also mentioned that several Hudson Valley Community College athletes recently moved into the student housing community and assisted with the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

College Suite’s ceremony did not conclude without a historical side note; two time capsules, dated 1941 and 1960, were discovered during the demolition of the Immaculate Conception Seminary and were opened thereafter.

“We’re eager to welcome students in the coming weeks and serve as a positive addition in our community, as well as help meet the demand for conveniently-located student housing in the Troy area,” DiGiacomo said.

For more information, contact College Suites by phone at (519) 720-6079, online at http://hudsonvalley.mycollegesuites.com/ or in person at 100 Morrison Ave., Troy, N.Y., 12180.

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