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Clark•Nexsen Completes Phase VI Housing

October 15, 2004

Clark•Nexsen has successfully completed the new $24 million, multi-story Phase VI Housing project on the main campus of George Mason University (GMU), located in Fairfax, VA, and funded by the University’s Foundation. The Phase VI Housing was designed in association with Sasaki Associates, Inc. The new Phase VI Housing will be known as Potomac Heights.

This year, George Mason University surpassed Virginia Tech as the most populated state college in Virginia, with an enrollment of over 27,000 students.

The 190,000-square-foot Potomac Heights complex will house 504 coeducational upper classmen and consists of apartment-style beds in a five-story, post-tensioned concrete frame, brick-clad building. Each apartment includes two bathrooms, single-bed rooms, a living/dining/kitchen area, and storage. The building provides student amenities including study rooms, meeting rooms, computer rooms, storage rooms, and laundry facilities. The complex also houses the offices of Housing and Residence Life.

The new dwellings will provide many amenities, including security card access, carpeting, and kitchens with dishwashers. The privilege of living in the dorm of the future, however, does not come without a price. Beds in Potomac Heights run $6,200 each. The average price for housing at Virginia public universities is $5,707.

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