The UA's first privately funded housing complex, La Aldea will offer on-campus graduate housing 3 years after closure of Christopher City apartments
It might look like a bunch of wood now, but soon it will be the southwestern-style home of more than 300 graduate students and families.
La Aldea, a $20 million, 163-room graduate housing complex, located at North Euclid Avenue and East Fifth Street, will offer one- , two- and four-bedroom apartments. Each apartment will be equipped with high-speed Internet connections as well as access to private business and fitness centers.
The development will help replace Christopher City, a graduate and family housing complex near North Fort Lowell Road and East Columbus Boulevard that closed in 2000 due to a mold infestation.
"We are very excited about the project. It is the embodiment of the commitment the University made when we had to close Christopher City," said Jim Van Arsdel, director of Residence Life.