University Student Housing

Campus Suites on the Rail
Tempe, Ariz.

Project Size:  7 acres, 300 units

Project Description: Campus Suites on the Rail is an Arizona State University student housing complex with retail and restaurants in a dense, urban area located on the Apache Boulevard Light Rail line.  The multi-use development consists of three, five-story residential student townhomes with 300 units, clubhouse, recreation area, open space, a five-story parking garage with underground retention, and 14,000 square feet of commercial space on the first floor.

Value Added:  Campus Suites required an expedited 3-month design phase approval.  CVL achieved this goal upon second submittal, allowing construction to begin on schedule.

An active sewer line running through the site needed to remain operational for adjacent properties until a relocated line could be built. CVL expedited plan approval with the Maricopa County Environmental Services Department and City of Tempe. This allowed the contractor prevent costly schedule delays.

Retention was also a challenge for the site, as there was little open space available. CVL resolved this by utilizing an underground storage system beneath the parking garage and then bleeding the system to drywells. With this method, CVL was able to create much-needed additional parking spaces.