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Luxury apartment complex underway near campus

By Sydney Fedinec

Beginning in May 2024, a new luxury apartment complex, The Current, will be available to Cal Poly Pomona students as an off-campus housing option.

The Current luxury apartments are located five minutes from campus at 815 Corporate Center Dr. It offers various floor plans ranging from studios to five bedrooms, amenities and a student living community.

The Current is a national company with luxury apartments located across many states. The lease-up specialist in Pomona, Austin Arabie, intends to fill the apartment complex with students who are looking for an incomparable living experience.

“It’s a place you can have your freedom and also grow into the people you are becoming,” said Arabie. “The community will have a lot of resident events monthly, where everyone can connect and socially engage with one another.”

The Current features fully furnished apartments with a 50-inch TV, high speed internet, in-unit washer and dryer, granite countertops and individual lease contract options. The cost of utilities is charged at a flat rate, meaning residents may use as much water and electricity as they wish without an additional charge.

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The Current’s other amenities include a large pool with a jumbotron, fire pits with an outdoor grilling area, a community shuttle/tram that runs all day to and from campus, a 24-hour fitness center and a group lounge with private study rooms. There is also 24-hour on-site management and maintenance.

Naleah Vargas, a civil engineering student, believes the shuttle that runs back and forth to campus is ideal for the students’ convenience. The shuttle ride would take less time to get to CPP than she normally spends looking for a parking spot.

The new complex will have 626 beds with roughly 130 units. The majority of the units will be four bedrooms to duplicate a dorm-like environment.

The rent for a unit fluctuates between $1,000-$2,000 a month per a resident, depending on the floor plan. The five-bedroom option will be less expensive per resident than a studio.

“This is where I think there will be a lot of competition in that five-bedroom spot,” said Tyler Whitcomb, a leasing and marketing assistant. “Studios by yourself are in the $1,800 to $2,000 range at first, which might be a huge shock for students. Those are more meant for working professionals and grad students.”

The Current offers a small on-site grocery store, but since it is not associated with CPP, so meal swipes, Bronco Bucks and other campus related funds will not be accepted. However, Vargas, who is a resident of Vista de la Luna, said it could save students money on meal plans.

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“I know it’s expensive,” Vargas said of on-campus living. “I’m kind of forced to have a meal plan which puts the price over $6,000 a semester.”

Student reservations for The Current will open Sept. 25-29 for VIP sign-ups and Oct. 4 for the general public. The Current anticipates a large number of student applications. The Current also offers clubs or teams the option to reserve multiple rooms or entire floors.

“As a student athlete, that is pretty cool that student athletes can reserve apartments or full floors,” said Helen McMullin, middle blocker for the women’s volleyball team.
Construction will be completed by May 2024. Move-in dates are Friday, May 17, 2024, and Thursday, Aug. 1, 2024.

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