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I think the name University Pointe came from American Campus Communities, the third-party management company for the University. So it's University Pointe at College Station. When ACC leaves I would guess it would just revert to College Station or something. I don't know why College Station alone wasn't acceptable as a name.
The project should be ready for fall term move in I believe. Blumel Hall over on Montgomery & 12th is being shut down at the end of summer for a renovation, so I think they're hoping to make up some of those beds at Univ Pointe.
It may be boring, bland, and downright ugly, but I don't know how much I want to criticize it given that a friend has a room on the top floor next year. I have a feeling his view could be better than mine.
which lot? across 5th there was a proposal for an 8-story apt building "for students", and of course, in the corner of the broadway dorm (across 6th from college station) there have been several proposals for 15-story condos/apts/dorms.
I hate to admit this, but I have the original pre-app conference notice from 2008. What can I say? I'm a nerd. Anyway, it has some elevations, but originally, this was proposed as six stories, not eight, and these drawings are for the original plans. They're nothing special, and may not resemble what's being built there now.
Ironically, there is also a Legacy Pointe, in the city of College Station, uh, Texas. They all have similar sounding names. There's also a new large-ish American Campus Communities thing rumored here and I get the feeling that what will actually be built is just a shorter version of yours.