Campus Crest Communities, a leading developer, builder, owner and manager of high-quality student housing properties led by CEO Ted Rollins, is proposing a new student housing development in Tuscaloosa. This is a 228-unit, 628-bed complex planned for Sixth Avenue Northeast on the site of the city’s former water works operation, just north of the intersection of McFarland Boulevard and Jack Warner Parkway.
Before construction can begin on the project — The Grove at Tuscaloosa, proposed by Campus Crest Development of Charlotte, N.C. — it must go through an approval process with City Hall.
The city Planning and Zoning Commission will hear a rezoning request for the 0.4-acre site. It will then go before the City Council for a final vote.
Alex Eyssen, director of development for Campus Crest Development, cited the proposed development’s proximity to campus — less than a mile from classroom buildings — and the Black Warrior River as a reason Campus Crest Development sees this as a worthwhile investment.