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Will the New Town Center Apartments Make University Place More Walkable?

The centrally-located Clearview 100 Apartment Homes on Bridgeport Way next door to the University Place Town Center are getting close to move-in ready. Would you live there?

As University Place Town Center’s new apartment building starts to take shape behind the scaffolding, it’s interesting to imagine how the personality of Bridgeport Way will change once residents start moving in.

They’ll be mere feet from the University Place Library, city government offices and the Frog n Kiwi Café. Trader Joe’s is only a few blocks away. And then there’s the brand new retail space available on the apartment building ground floor.

Representatives from SEB Incorporated, developer for the Clearview 100 Apartment Homes, told Patch that no retailors have signed up to fill the 12,000 square feet of new business space, but that they are hoping to attract businesses that “will be useful to the tenants of the building and surrounding community.”

The 100 apartment units are scheduled to be move-in ready this July. Residents will have access to a fitness center, party room with big-screen TVs, an outdoor spa and tanning room as part of their rent. The building will also feature an outdoor BBQ party area with tables and chairs.

Studio apartment rents start at $795 and creep up to over $1625 for a two-bedroom two-bathroom apartment.

In an interview with the city's TV network show "Business in UP" that aired last October, Steve Berg from SEB said he expected the project would appeal to a mix of residents 55 years and older, as well as students. However, SEB representatives told Patch that there is no targeted demographic for this apartment building. 

Do you think the Clearview 100 will help make the Bridgeport community more walkable, or just add to the congestion? Tell us in the comments.

Lawrance Thompson February 22, 2013 at 04:46 AM
I would like to see a floor plan. I live across the street right now, 2 bed room, with DW, W/D, Refrig, wood burning Fire place, covered parking and a garage for 900. Walking to stores is OK, the little park. But there is nothing else. I was hoping for a movie theater and disapointed when the plan for an Appelbee's fell through. I assume the top floors with the best views command the big bucks? When can we get a tour?
Jesica Davis February 24, 2013 at 07:41 PM
I have also wondered who would live in that location. Perhaps it would be a good choice for long time UP residents who are older and downsizing, but as for younger people...I can't really see anyone moving to UP and choosing a condo that looks like it would be more at home in downtown Tacoma. It's certainly a strange idea...we shall see. And of course I hope for the best because I love UP.
Musique March 06, 2013 at 04:28 PM
Living next door to work would be awesome! Good point Chris!
Musique March 06, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Yes, I'd like to see more of a night life here too Lawrance. A theater and restaurant that is open all night would be a good start. Plus it would give people jobs that live in this area.
Musique March 06, 2013 at 04:38 PM
It is a bit of a monstrosity isn't it! It is expensive too! How many people make enough money to afford the mortgage/rent. The people with the city jobs can, but do they already own homes? I'd like to see the floor plan as well. How many sq feet has it? I am looking forward to the open house!

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