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Commons living gets personal

By Jillian Brady
Staff Writer

“[This year] we’re in famine, next year we’ll be in feast,” said Chancellor Allen C. Meadors in regard to the housing shortage for university students at the town meeting on Aug. 30, 2006.             

Meadors couldn’t have been more right. 

The University’s bed count will increase to 1,705 with the opening of Oak Hall, according to Dean of Students Preston Swiney.            
Students will also have the option to live in one of the four student apartment communities that will all be available for residency in fall 2007.

The newest of these apartment complexes is The Commons at Pembroke which is located behind the Burger King on W. Railroad Street.             

Pickering and Company out of Greensboro, N.C., decided to come to Pembroke and build.  Pickering and Company recognized the growth potential of UNCP and took advantage of it.

The company manages approximately 7,500 units in the southeast and mostly in North Carolina, according to their website.            
Four bed room, 4 bathroom apartments will be available for rent at a rate of $395 per person. 

Amenities include roommate matching, kitchen utilities, washer and dryer, wireless internet, cable including HBO, a fitness center, a clubhouse and a pool.            

The Commons at Pembroke guarantees service to students according to their motto, “Where living gets personal.”

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