Emory Report
November 17, 2008
Volume 61, Number 12



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November 17
, 2008
New graduate housing on schedule for 2009

By Kelly Gray

This summer, Emory’s graduate and professional students will have a new place to call home.

Planned, developed and managed by Campus Apartments Inc. on a long-term Emory ground lease, Campus Crossings at Briarcliff will include one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments that will provide Emory’s graduate and professional students with housing near campus. The development is expected to open Aug. 1, 2009, and is located on Briarcliff Road near the Sage Hill shopping complex.

Built to achieve EarthCraft certification, Campus Crossings is a new sustainable development designed as a living-learning community for Emory’s graduate and professional students. EarthCraft is a residential green building program that serves as a blueprint for healthy residences by, among other things, reducing utility bills and protecting the environment. The development will also include state-of-the-art security systems to keep Emory students as safe as possible.

With 13 floor plans to choose from and 201 fully furnished apartments, the development is designed to make students feel at home. Additional amenities in the community include a clubhouse and recreation facilities, fitness center, pool and courtyard with a gazebo, on-site property management and maintenance staff, and a roommate matching service.

For residents and visitors with vehicles, more than 250 parking spaces are included in the covered, access-controlled parking garage. The four-story deck is almost completely obscured from view by the two apartment-style buildings.

For students needing a ride to campus, alternatively fueled Cliff shuttles will provide daily service from the development to campus. Additional pedestrian connectivity will be provided by Emory around the Sage Hill shopping center, with nearly $1 million of investment in sidewalk improvements along Briarcliff and Clifton roads to allow safe passage to campus for residents. These improvements are intended to encourage students to bike and walk to campus and the nearby shopping center.

For more information about Campus Crossings, visit www.campusapts.com/briarcliff.