Today, the Carrboro complex’s profile picture features Rameses wearing his finest tropical garb — a coconut bra and a hula skirt — posing beside two young women.
After months of protests about rising rents and subpar living conditions from its longtime residents, it looks like the complex is working to attract more students .
CONTROVERSIAL PASTAug. 2012: Abbey Court came under new management and was renamed Collins Crossing. Nov. 2012: Residents began protesting rising rent prices as the complex underwent renovations.Dec. 2012: Homeowners approved a $5,406 fee on all units. April 2013: Aspen Square Management denies that it mistreats Collins Crossing residents.
Eric McKenzie , a sophomore chemistry and history double major from Fayetteville, recently signed a 12-month lease with the complex for next year, and he said he is excited about the opportunity.
“We just did an internet search for cheap apartments in Chapel Hill, and Collins Crossing was one of the complexes that came up,” McKenzie said.