Campus Invited to Oct. 10 Forum on New Student Housing Project

Three developers still being considered to work on the North District will present their project concepts at HUB 302, from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

UC Riverside’s campus and community are invited to attend the October 10 presentation in Highlander Union Building (HUB) 302, from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Three developers will propose their project concepts for the North District. ucr

UC Riverside’s campus and community will have an opportunity next week to hear developers’ ideas for the North District Project, an ambitious new student housing community that will transform the appearance and feel of the UCR campus.

The plan involves redeveloping the 50-acre Canyon Crest Family Housing compound— a World War II-era housing complex with 266 single-story units considered beyond its useful life. The complex was closed this past summer, and residents relocated to newer on-campus apartments.

The three teams still being considered to develop the Project will present their project concepts at a campus forum on Tuesday, Oct. 10 in Highlander Union Building (HUB) 302, from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., and the developers will have information displays inside the meeting room, answering questions before and after their presentations.

Presenting developers include American Campus Communities, CA Student Living, and Education Realty Trust.

“This is an opportunity to hear the developers’ visions for the new student housing community in the North District of campus,” said Raoul Amescua, executive director of real estate services and asset management. “It’s not yet time to choose the final design. We are far from the final product.”

The North District Project will provide 4,000 to 6,000 new student beds for undergraduate and graduate students, with about 2,275 beds created as part of the first phase, which will be completed by fall semester 2020. The project also includes new dining facilities – 830 seats in the first phase by summer 2020 and an additional 400 seats in a future phase.

Also planned are two intramural athletic fields and an NCAA Division I outdoor soccer competition field with 5,000 seats that also could accommodate events such as convocation. The project is anticipated to include supporting multi-functional rooms, retail services, casual dining, public open spaces, and a new campus gateway. The KUCR radio station will be relocated as part of the project.

To reserve a seat at the Oct. 10 forum, visit the event registration website at: For other questions, email

Free parking will be available for off-campus visitors by visiting the kiosk in front of Lot 1 (near the corner of University Avenue and Campus Drive).

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