While many students commute to college, some look for housing options close to campus. Those options can be tough to come by, especially at affordable prices.
But that has changed. A new option for Highline students — and those attending Kaplan and CWU-Des Moines, both located on Highline’s campus — has opened, thanks to a public-private partnership.
Campus View is owned by Highline Place, LLC. The Highline College Foundation, LLC, is leasing the building to use as housing for students.
With only 160 spaces available, students need to act fast, says Highline’s Cris Taylor Tonasket. She will work with students to rent the units and find suitable roommates.
“Some students will already have friends lined up to share the units. For others, I’ll help match roommates based on personality traits, sleeping patterns and study habits,” says Taylor Tonasket.
“Students will have separate bedrooms, but they will be sharing the kitchen and living room, so compatibility is key.”
While originally intended for international students studying at Highline, Campus View will be open to all students.
The five-story structure has replaced what was once a weed-filled lot. It is adjacent to the northeast corner of campus on the west side of Pacific Highway South, close to bus stops and restaurants.