Orange County residents and UNC students started their Saturday with a cold wake-up call.
LUX at Central Park is a luxury student apartment complex on a 9.13-acre site along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The complex, originally named Bicycle Apartments, broke ground in June 2013. The complex announced in June 2014 that it would not be done on time for students to move in before school started in the fall semester, and residents were moved into hotels.
On Sept. 5, 160 residents were moved into their units at LUX. But more than 200 other LUX residents were moved into empty spaces in on-campus housing, where they would stay until their unit was completed.
The third section of LUX's building was finally completed Spring 2015.
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When Tabby Horney sits down to do her first night’s worth of homework, she won’t be in the normal setting of a half-unpacked dorm room or apartment — she’ll be settling in at a desk in a hotel room.
When Elisabeth McFarland signed her lease for the fall semester, she didn’t consider she could be living in a hotel for the first few weeks of school.
The competition is heating up between apartment complexes in Chapel Hill. This year two new luxury student apartment complexes — LUX at Central Park and Shortbread Lofts — will open near campus.
The waitlist for LUX at Central Park is almost full, and the apartment complex is scheduled to open on time next fall.