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Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood will soon be home to a new Campus Advantage purpose-built student housing property. With the University of Pittsburgh located within a half-mile radius and Carnegie Mellon within a mile of the property, the project is uniquely set to serve students of both schools. Location is not the only student benefit — the award-winning Students First™ program will introduce a lifestyle of living, learning, and career growth opportunities to the market.

The new development will offer a product unlike any other in the marketplace starting in fall 2017 at 3407 Forbes Avenue, along the major commercial corridor fronting the University of Pittsburgh. The 13-story, 280-bed community will offer one-, two-, and three-bedroom units and will include one story of retail, two levels of parking, and 10 levels of residential living.

Further benefiting the community, an increase in purpose-built student housing with professional on-site management will contribute to alleviating housing shortages in Oakland and have an overall positive impact on the neighborhood. Campus Advantage has received a letter of support from the Oakland Task Force and is working collaboratively with the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) to create a win-win for the community.

The Pitt News reports that Wanda Wilson, the executive director of OPDC, said OPDC met with Campus Advantage and held a community meeting to discuss the development in April. Wilson said the purpose of the meeting was “to make sure everyone in the community has an opportunity to comment.”

Read additional coverage on the proposed project at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.