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Construction starts on 751-bed apartment community near Indiana University

Construction starts on 751-bed apartment community near Indiana University,ph01

CA Student Living, the student housing investment and development division of Chicago-based CA Ventures, and Regency Consolidated Residential have started construction on Evolve Bloomington, a mixed-use residential and retail complex at 1425 Dunn St. in Bloomington, Indiana.

Located across the street from Indiana University’s Memorial Stadium, the 751-bed community will include 8,200 square feet of retail and is scheduled to deliver in the summer of 2018. Pre-leasing is slated to begin in the fall of 2017.

When complete, Evolve Bloomington will feature seven buildings: a five-story main building with 183 apartments, an expansive outdoor courtyard and 2,800 square feet of street-level retail fronting 18th Street; a second five-story building with 72 apartments wrapped around a shared parking deck; a three-story building with eight residences and 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail fronting Dunn Street; and four three-story townhome buildings with three to five residences per building.

In total, Evolve Bloomington will include 279 pet-friendly units in a mix of studio, one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom floor plans ranging in size from 350 to 1,700 square feet.

A 32,000-square-foot courtyard adjacent to the main building will offer numerous spaces for socializing, including an outdoor pool with hot tub and cabana; a jumbotron for sporting events and movie nights; a paddle tennis court; and grilling and fire pit areas. The main building will also include a full-court indoor basketball court with an adjacent glass-walled game-day lobby that will serve as a multipurpose amenity space for watching televised games or taking in live action on the adjacent court. Other amenities in the main building will include a coffee bar, game room, social lounge with kitchenette and snack bar, study lounge, fitness room, yoga studio, dedicated dog run, and a spa with sauna and tanning. In addition, private study pods will be located throughout the community.

Atlanta-based Niles Bolton Associates is the project architect, and Indianapolis-based Gilliatte General Contractors is the project’s general contractor.