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LEVEL residential complex takes shape in Tucson

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Construction is now underway for LEVEL, the student apartment complex close to the University of Arizona in Tucson and the first high rise in the city’s new Main Gate overlay district.

Shepley Bulfinch is completing the 14-story building at 1020 Tyndall Avenue for Campus Acquisitions, one of the country’s leading developers of student housing.  When it opens next year, LEVEL will provide 176 units of luxury student accommodation with amenities that include a rooftop pool and fitness center with views of Tucson, the University of Arizona campus, and the mountains.

“Shepley Bulfinch has a terrific eye for the big picture and a keen attention to detail and aesthetic, all of which will help make our projects into the premier residences for students at the University of Arizona,” said Steve Bus, Vice President of Acquisitions and Development for Campus Acquisitions.

The building will relieve pressure for student housing in the area. Campus Acquisitions and Shepley Bulfinch worked with the City of Tucson to craft the transit-oriented Main Gate zoning overlay district adjacent to both the campus and the city’s oldest historic residential neighborhood. To alleviate neighbors’ concerns about the height of the building, the complex is centered in the middle of the block, scaling down in height close to the boundaries of the district.

“This project has a lot of momentum and positive energy,” said Alison Rainey, project manager for Shepley Bulfinch. “From the creation of the overlay district to the completion of the building design itself, it’s been a real collaboration between Shepley Bulfinch, Campus Acquisitions, and the City of Tucson.”

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