A new apartment complex under construction on Wichita State's Innovation Campus is now leasing and will be ready for residents to move in starting Aug. 1.
The Flats at WSU is at the intersection of Innovation Boulevard and Mike Oatman Drive, just southwest of the Marcus Welcome Center.
The privately owned apartment complex will feature 112 apartment units, with full occupancy for 280 residents. Each apartment will be fully furnished, have a full bathroom with every bedroom, a full kitchen and laundry, and balconies for nearly all of the apartments. All utilities except electric are included. There will be security cameras on site and 24-hour on-site staff and maintenance / custodial response.
Other amenities include a beach entry outdoor swimming pool, private clubhouse, exercise room, sand volleyball court and barbecue grills and tables. There will be secure keycard access throughout the building, aboveground reserved parking and a gated, secured underground reserved parking option.
Tours will be offered starting in March. Watch www.theflatsatwsu.com for details.
Graduate and undergraduate students beginning at the sophomore level will have preference as tenants, followed by WSU employees and employees of companies located on the Innovation Campus, such as Airbus and Dassault Systemes.
The complex is designed to accommodate additional buildings in future years.
Residents will be conveniently located near their classes and all the entertainment and services available on the WSU campus, including the WSU Shuttle System, Starbucks, the Food Truck Plaza, Ablah Library, athletics events, Heskett Center and the Innovation Campus.
“This is an additional housing opportunity for upper level students on campus, and I think it's going to provide a step between living in a true residence hall and living in an apartment, with all the convenience of living on campus,” says Teri Hall, vice president for Student Affairs.
No public or university funds or student fees are being used to finance the project. It is being developed by MWCB LLC. WSU is marketing the complex, and WSU Housing and Residence Life will operate the complex as a new option for on-campus living and to help streamline the application process for students.
The rates were determined by the developer based on that company's reading of the market and a study of comparable housing arrangements at other universities.
“We are excited to be able to offer students an on-campus apartment option we previously were unable to provide,” says Scott Jensen, director of Housing and Residence Life. “We believe this will add to the vibrancy of our campus and continue to bring it to life.”
Learn more about The Flats at WSU .