Mesa residents and city planners are scratching their heads over a proposal to convert a cluster of two-story apartments by Cliff and Loma Alta drives now serving about 490 tenants — mostly City College students — into three-story dormitories for as many as 1,500 students. According to city planner Dan Gullet, the proposal is now in the pre-application process. “We don’t really have anything like this,” he said. “It’s pretty unique.” Although the development company — landlord Ed St. George’s Unknown Dreams LLC — would serve City College students, it’s not working in partnership with SBCC, Gullet said. The project’s high densities would be achieved by eliminating individual kitchens and replacing them with dorm-style cafeterias, adding an additional story, and building 67 parking spaces, which is half the number of spaces now there.
New Proposal to Convert Apartments to SBCC Dorms
Thursday, November 12, 2015
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