Tempe hotel will be bulldozed for 7-story student housing project
Say goodnight and goodbye to Sleep Inn & Suites in Tempe, which will be bulldozed next month to make way for a seven-story student housing project across from ASU's main campus.
Why it matters: Adding more student-specific housing in Tempe's downtown further asserts ASU's dominance over the area.
What's happening: A private student-housing developer purchased the 72-room hotel for $13.3 million last week in a deal two years in the making, hotel broker NewGen Advisory tells Axios Phoenix.
- The 1.4-acre lot will be revamped into a "state of the art" rental property with 479 bedrooms.
What they're saying: "With over 57,000 total enrolled students at ASU's Tempe location, this strategic development aligns with the increasing demand for high-quality student housing options in proximity to the university, providing a convenient and modern living experience for the student population," NewGen said in a statement.
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