By Samantha Corpus
Park West is the newest and largest student housing in the nation, and is located off George Bush Drive and Penberthy Boulevard. The new luxurious student living facility contains 3,406 beds that will be home to incoming and current Texas A&M University students starting the first week of August for early move in. The official move in days start the weekend before school starts.
Park West features an eight-story central tower, two five-story wood frame buildings, and two sections of three-story flats, one facing Penberthy Boulevard and the other facing Marion Pugh Drive. Park West also has three resort-style pools, three fitness centers, courtyards, more than 140 study and common areas, and a parking garage with high-speed doors. The Towers, the eight-story central tower, has a convenience store and a coffee shop on the first floor for easy access to groceries.
“Similar to Hullabaloo having a coffee shop, and a convenience store, and a juice bar inside, the property will be helpful because there aren’t any grocery stores near us,” says Dosca. “So having a little convenience store will be a huge blessing for the students who will be living here.”
The Towers’ seventh floor is home to a game room that all residents have access to, as well as the eighth floor 50,000-square-foot amenity deck that features a resort style pool, a state of the art gym, and a juice bar. The rooftop also has six spacious cabanas with three on each side of the pool, 35 grills, and two ping pong tables.
Students will be given a key fob with their room key for access to all Park West amenities.
Each apartment is fully furnished and has an in-unit washer and dryer, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertop, private suite bathrooms with a walk-in closet (except for the four-bed two-bath apartment), a living room, and wood flooring.
Each Tower and Hillside building has rooms that are studio, one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom floor plans. The townhome-style flats have one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans that offer more open space. The flats are also walkups with parking available in front of the buildings.
Servitas also had a two-foot wide, lamp lit jogging track that circles around the Park West structure. One lap around is equivalent to one mile. There is also a half mile jogging track within the premises.
With several Aggie Spirit bus routes on site, around the perimeter, and within walking and biking distance from campus, it makes getting to campus easier for those without personal transportation.
The Weitz Company was the main contracting business that Servitas, a nationwide student housing developer, hired to build these 15 buildings.
“Our general contractor, the Weitz Company, immediately started moving dirt and breaking ground in 2015,” says Aaron Docsa, vice president of construction services for Servitas. “Within the first three months of the project they hired Godfrey construction, which is a local College Station contractor. They are a local builder who did the three-story, what we call the flats. And then they also hired Moss construction out of El Paso and they built the Hillside buildings, the two five-story wood structures.”
Park West apartments are equipped with high-speed internet and about 60 cable channels through Synergy that are included in the monthly price. Students can add channels for an additional cost.
Prices are temporarily starting at $449 per month, but once discontinued, prices range from around $454 to $979 depending on the view from the apartment, building it’s located in, and how many bedrooms and bathrooms it has. Leasing for the fall is still available. To see prices and details about each room, visit www.parkwestlife.com.
“There is nothing else like it out there and especially for the prices we were able to offer the leases for this year, it truly is the best bargain in town for the best building out there,” says Brian Sellen, senior vice president of property operations and resident development for Servitas. “This is designed to help someone grow academically and grow into a better person as opposed to other places to live.”