UC Riverside is scheduled to break ground Wednesday, Nov. 8 on a student-housing complex that will be a partnership between the university and Riverside Community College.
North District Phase 2 will add 1,568 beds in two apartment-style buildings at the northeast corner of Canyon Crest Drive and West Linden Street, according to a statement on the university’s website.
The UC Board of Regents approved the $347.8 million project in September. It is expected to be completed in the summer of 2025.
Some of the beds will be used by community college students so they can get a sense of life at a four-year university.
“We’re really excited about what this means in terms of tying the community together,” said Kim Wilcox, UC Riverside chancellor, in the statement. “It’s an opportunity to help students at the community college think about life at a four-year university, and be part of that environment before they make the actual transfer.”
North District Phase 2 is the first alliance of its kind between the university and the community college, according to the statement.