Next semester, Georgia Tech students will have a new off-campus housing option with the opening of The Standard on Spring Street between 3rd and 4th streets.
Work has come a long way on the Niles Bolton Associates-designed building since last September, with crews quickly installing precast concrete facade panels around the building.
Only one floor remains to be constructed on the 19-story building before it tops out. Construction is slated to finish by the end of the summer, when students will move in for the new semester.
As August quickly approaches, more details have been revealed about what students can expect (and expect to pay) at the building. The 280 units will consist of layouts from one up to five bedrooms.
The smallest studios—coming in at just over 400 square feet—will start at more than $1,500 a month.
Those looking to save money will find the four-bedroom, two-bathroom and five-bedroom, three-bathroom options the biggest bang for the buck, coming in at just over $1,000 per room, per month.
While the housing may sound expensive, a quick comparison with much older and less amenity-rich options on campus shows that the private dorm is fairly comparable on a per-month basis.
Some unique floorplans offer two-story layouts, with space for a pool table in the common area of the unit.
All units feature furniture (including a flat-screen TV), laundry, cable, and high-speed Internet.
Shared amenities include a sky deck with shuffleboard and a pool with views of Bobby Dodd Stadium. At street level, expect more than 11,000 square feet of retail space, including a Starbucks.
- The Standard [website]
- Spring Street student housing taking shape near Tech Square [Curbed Atlanta]