The North District is a multiphase redevelopment project of the former Canyon Crest Family Housing site, that is anticipated to deliver approximately 4,000 to 6,000 new student housing beds upon completion of the final phase of development. The first phase of the North District project is planned to deliver 1,500 apartment style beds with construction targeted to start around May 2019, and to opening in fall 2021.
Subsequent phases will be completed based on project demand and financial feasibility. Ultimately, the Project is intended to provide residence hall housing for first year students, and apartment housing for second year students, transfer students, upper division undergraduate students and graduate students. In addition, the Project is expected to deliver new dining facilities to accommodate the increased student capacity, multi-functional rooms (e.g., spaces that can alternate from classroom, meeting space, study area, etc.), student support amenities, a mix of retail services, functional open spaces, adequate utility capacity and supporting infrastructure to support all phases of the Project.
The North District Project will establish a new, distinctive living-learning, mixed-use community that intentionally creates a sense of place. New student housing beds will be aligned with appropriate residential life programs that provide a balance of privacy and community to enhance the overall academic experience for UC Riverside students. The project is being delivered via a public-private partnership (P3) delivery model. UCR has partnered with national student housing developer American Campus Communities (ACC) who will be managing the project and responsible for its successful delivery.