University of California San Diego apartment complex woos students with upscale housing

Aug. 3, 2009
15-story, $113 million project provides view of golf course, Pacific Ocean

The 15-story transfer student apartment building nearing completion on the University of California San Diego campus has granite countertops, stainless-steel kitchen appliances, and high-tech, low-flush toilets. But beyond the bells and whistles of the as-yet-unnamed village complex, the project symbolizes a shift in higher education's approach to student housing and food services -- away from dingy dorms and mediocre meal plans.

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