CSU growth plans will put pressure on housing
The university plans to add 1,000 of its own new beds in the next few years but that number will barely put a dent in the student-housing crunch.
According to the Fort Collins Student Housing Task Force, approximately 15,000 beds will need to be added over the next decade to accommodate overall population growth in the city. That figures includes an enrollment increase of roughly 7,500 students expected by the university.
At the moment, 30 percent of all residential units in Fort Collins are multi-family. Within that universe, there are 57 complexes offering 12,077 bedrooms available to students.
Combined with the eventual 6,300 beds planned for campus, there will be a total of 18,377 beds available to students in developments on and off-campus. As of this past fall, approximately 27,500 students were enrolled at CSU. Enrollment is expected to swell to 35,000 over the next 10 years.
At least some of the new units are likely to go up as close to CSU as possible.
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