Rendering of 800 Block apartments

New apartment complex near Utah State University won't be ready for fall semester

Aug. 11, 2021
Hundreds of students have to scramble for housing before classes start on Aug. 30.

Hundreds of Utah State University students are scrambling to find housing for the fall semester after they learned that a private apartment development near the Logan campus will not be finished when classes begin later this month.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the 800 Block apartment complex, which promised housing for 374 students this year, remains incomplete and is at least weeks and possibly months from being finished.

Construction delays, blamed mostly on the pandemic, have displaced students, who have been told to look for other housing. Fall semester classes begin on Aug. 30. 

The newly built complex promised spacious, furnished rooms, a hot tub and fire pit, rooftop views, garage parking and — the point promoted most prominently on the building’s website — it was just 27 feet from campus.

Ben Anderson, the chief building officer for the city of Logan, said he doesn’t know when the 800 Block will be done. One entire wing remains under construction and, because of the layout of the building, the city won’t issue an occupancy permit for a partially finished structure.

“I wouldn’t say it’s going to be [done] before school starts,” he says.

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