NOW OPEN… http://www.villasdowntown.com/
UIS graduate students now have additional housing opportunities in Villas Downtown Springfield, a new apartment building scheduled to open in August at 300 E. Madison St.
Developed by Bluffstone Management of Davenport, Iowa, the new apartments are being marketed to UIS graduate students as well as students affiliated with Memorial Medical Center and St. John’s Hospital nursing programs and the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, according to Brian Gustafson, the company’s director of operations.
“Though not a UIS project, this new living option will help revitalize downtown Springfield at the same time it provides an appealing housing option for our students,” UIS Chancellor Susan Koch has said.
Dr. Clarice Ford, interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UIS, said many graduate students have internships in downtown government buildings and are excited about the opportunity to live so close to where they’ll work.
The apartment building will include all-inclusive Wi-Fi, utilities, on-site parking, and group study spaces.
In addition, Gustafson said the Villas Downtown Springfield will be a controlled access community, which means doors will remain locked at all times in order to ensure security.
For more information, visit www.bluffstone.com.