McFarland, a junior from Chapel Hill, is planning to live in LUX at Central Park, an apartment complex under construction on a 9.13-acre site along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
“My roommate and I have been looking forward to moving in since we signed in November,” she said.
But McFarland said she was surprised to find out her move-in could be delayed.
Future residents received an email on Friday from Brandon Isley, general manager of the apartment complex, announcing LUX will not be completely done on time and all residents will not be able to move in before school starts. The move-in date for new LUX residents was Aug. 17.
Isley could not be reached for comment.
Travis Vencel, the vice president of development for Trinitas, LUX’s corporate office, said the email was mostly a precaution — he said most units will be done on time and available for move-in on Aug. 17, but some units will not be ready as scheduled.
“We expect to move some people in on time, and we expect that some people will be late,” Vencel said.
According to the email, residents will be able to move into their apartments within two to three weeks of the beginning of the fall semester. Residents will move into their unit as soon as it is move-in ready.