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Total Square Footage 320,000
Total Dollar Volume $160,000,000.00


Established 1993
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American Campus Communities (ACC) is the nation’s largest developer, owner and manager of high-quality student housing communities.

Whether we’re creating a new development, upgrading an acquired property, or partnering with a university to develop or manage on-campus housing, our goal is the same: deliver the best possible experience for students – at every price point.

And it’s not just about great living spaces and great amenities. It’s about giving students the resources and environment they need to succeed, both academically and personally.


Northeastern University
- Aug 08, 2018

Exterior Work Ongoing at Northeastern's New Mega Dorm

Exterior work continues on Northeastern University's new 21 story student housing complex on Columbus Avenue in Roxbury.  The $160 million project will include a total of 812 beds spread throughout a mix of two and four bedroom apartments.  Residents will also have access to 12,000 sf of common amenity space and a fitness center.  The ground floor will house 3,000 sf of retail.  American Campus Communities will manage the tower once complete.


Northeastern University Columbus Avenue Student Housing Project
- Feb 07, 2018

New Northeastern University student housing tower, one of Roxbury’s tallest buildings, tops off

Northeastern University’s new 21-story student housing tower, located at 10 Burke Street in Roxbury steps from Ruggles Station, has topped off, becoming one of Roxbury’s tallest buildings. The $160 million tower will contain 221 student housing units for Northeastern students, and is Boston’s first ever dormitory financed by a private developer; Northeastern has partnered with American Campus Communities to build the tower. With the final beam now in place, installation of exterior finishes will begin along the tower’s facade. The tower will include resident amenities such as recreation and gaming areas and a fitness center, in addition to approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. Construction of the tower began last Summer, and is expected to last approximately two more years. The following is a video of the tower’s topping-off:

Northeastern University Columbus Avenue Student Housing Project
- Jul 17, 2016

Northeastern University Columbus Avenue Student Housing Project approved for construction

The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved Northeastern University's Columbus Avenue Student Housing Project for construction at last Thursday’s board meeting. Developed by Northeastern University and American Campus Communities, the $160 million project will construct a 21-story tower containing 221 student housing units with a total of 812 beds, in addition to approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. Construction could start this year; John Moriarty & Associates is the project's construction manager.

The following is the link to the Draft Project Impact Report (DPIR) for the Columbus Avenue Student Housing Project. More information about the project is posted below.

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