This story ran in the Sept. 20, 2023 edition of the Vail Daily.
Colorado Mountain College celebrates the opening of 36 affordable housing units for staff, students
Faculty, residents and community members visit the new apartment building located next to the college’s Vail Valley Edwards campus
By Ali Longwell, Vail Daily
Sept. 20, 2023 - EDWARDS — On Tuesday, Sept. 19, Colorado Mountain College celebrated the opening of the first apartment building next to its Vail Valley campus in Edwards. The building welcomed its first residents — a mixture of students and staff from the neighboring campus — before school started this fall.
Marc Brennan, the vice president and campus dean of the Colorado Mountain College Vail Valley campus, said that the project and new housing option represent a new step toward the college’s mission of elevating the lives of those living in mountain communities.
“Affordable housing — and the availability of stable housing — is quite possibly the number one challenge facing our community. We at CMC know this is a challenge that something that clearly affects our students. Being a student is often a challenging enough experience, and a lack of housing inventory and the increasing cost of living can make the experience even more difficult,” Brennan said at Tuesday’s ribbon cutting.
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