ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Come August, at least 95 percent of the 155 student apartments being built at the forthcoming Innovate ABQ research and development site Downtown are expected to be filled.
The University of New Mexico began accepting applications and reservations this month for students who want to live in the six-story Lobo Rainforest building now under construction at the old seven-acre Baptist Church property at Central and Broadway. That’s where UNM, the city, the county and private partners are working to create a modern, high-tech research and development district.
The $35 million,160,000-square-foot facility is rapidly rising and on schedule to open in August, say developers, who broke ground last July. It will house entrepreneurial development programs and startup businesses on the ground floor, and up to 310 students in two-bedroom apartments, priced at $674 a month, on the top five floors.