North Branch Construction began site work on the project, which includes four apartment buildings, a clubhouse, and an operations building being developed for Dartmouth by Michaels Student Living, LLC of Camden, N.J. The project will be designed, permitted, constructed, owned, and managed by the developer, Michaels Student Living, LLC, with a long-term ground lease from Dartmouth.
Phase 1 of the project will consist of significant site work and the construction of one four-story apartment building and one four-and-a-half-story building providing a total of 316 beds in 157 various-sized apartment units to be used as off-campus graduate student housing. In addition, a clubhouse will be constructed in Phase 1 and will offer a community gathering space, fitness facilities, mail and package delivery services, and work and office space for use by residents and as an on-site management office for Michaels Student Living. The unique project allows for Dartmouth to have exclusive rental for Dartmouth Graduate Students through May each year. After this date, any available units can be marketed to non-Dartmouth Graduate Students utilizing an approved waterfall. The project is slated to open in August 2022.
JSA Design in Portsmouth is partnering with The Michaels Organization www.tmo.com for the design and development of graduate student housing on a 53-acre parcel owned by Dartmouth College on Mount Support Road in Lebanon. After a period of due diligence with the city of Lebanon and the initial design stages kicking off earlier in the year, groundbreaking on construction officially commenced late this summer.
“JSA is honored to team with The Michaels Organization and Dartmouth in providing a private development solution aimed at the growing need for housing in the Upper Valley,” said North Sturtevant, Principal and CEO of JSA.
The residential buildings will have a selection of housing choices from studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom, and 4-bedroom apartments. Studies are provided on each floor to promote social and academic interaction. The complex is expected to provide 300 units and projected to be completed and open to renters by the fall of 2022.