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Commuter college no more? Here comes housing for 4,000 students near Sac State

Developers plan to build housing for 4,000 Sacramento State University students near Highway 50 and Folsom Boulevard, creating a new “university village” south of the campus, and reducing student commutes and traffic and parking woes.

It’s an annual college rite. But not a good one. When Sacramento State opens its doors next week for the fall semester, most students will arrive in cars, commuting to a campus and surrounding area long known for lack of student housing.

That may soon change in a big way.

Read the article in the Sacramento Bee.

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Under Construction – Ramona Avenue Extension in Sacramento Will Link AMCAL’s Student Housing Community to Sac State

On Thursday, April 5, Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Councilmember Jeff Harris, Councilmember Eric Guerra, Assembly member Kevin McCarty, and community partners broke ground for the Romona Avenue Extension Project.

This project, along with the upcoming work on Folsom Boulevard, will enhance safety for all modes of transportation — especially for those commuting to and from Sacramento State University. Construction will begin Spring 2018 and is anticipated to be completed by September 2018.

This project not only enhances safety along Folsom Boulevard, but will also connect to a 225-unit student housing project, The Crossings. The housing community will provide 750 beds to serve the students of Sacramento State.

Additionally, the Crossings is being constructed within the 240-acre Sacramento Center for Innovation Specific Plan, an area that is designated to foster the exchange of technical knowledge and expertise between students, faculty and innovative businesses and technology companies.

Read more about the project here.