The two off-campus apartment buildings make up an additional 1,164 beds, doubling current on-campus housing capacity
Earlier this month, two anonymous sources close to the university claimed that Cleveland State University is in negotiations to acquire two apartment buildings, The Edge on Euclid and The Langston, according to NEOtrans Blog.
“To accommodate more freshman and international students, CSU reportedly sees the need to expand the number of beds in its on-campus residence halls,” author Ken Prendergast wrote. “Acquiring existing buildings is the quickest way to do so.”
This information still leaves much room for speculation surrounding workable plans for the university’s on-campus housing expansion plans, a part of the CSU 2.0 plan unveiled in March 2021. This plan seeks to more than double the number of on-campus residents to 3,000.
With freshman enrollment up this year, as well as the CSU Global partnership bringing more international students to campus, CSU is on its way towards its goal of 20,000 total students by 2025, an addition of 4,500 students. Of these students, 1,500 are expected to come from increased international enrollment.
The status of CSU’s current residence halls has only recently been clarified. Rental housing company Greystar recently replaced American Campus Communities to operate the two on-campus housing options, Fenn Tower and Euclid Commons.
“Greystar also manages the Euclid Grand, The Luckman, and The Lumen apartment buildings in downtown Cleveland. Reportedly Greystar wants to further increase its housing presence here,” Prendergast noted.
While buying new properties could take a long time, the potential purchase of these nearby housing options is a positive sign of the university’s overall expansion.