Developers recently broke ground on a new housing project designed
especially for WesternU students at Third and Palomares Street, just
south of the Health Professions Building.
The project — called The Helix at University Village — will be
completed by December 2005. The development is being privately built and
operated by Realm Real Estate and Arteco Partners, a Pomona-based firm
that develops specialty housing.
“”We are proud to be part of this special public-private-university
partnership,”” said Jerry Tessier, Arteco’s president. “”This project adds
to Pomona’s existing downtown neighborhood and facilitates the growth of
the university by meeting the strong demand for on-campus student
The project features 100 units (52 two-bedrooms, 24 one-bedrooms and
24 studios) in a four-story building.
Amenities include access-controlled entry, high-speed wireless
internet service and two outdoor courtyards that can accommodate both
quiet study and student events. The building will have a laundry room,
six group study rooms, and a rooftop patio offering views of the San
Rents are estimated to be from $600 per month for a studio, $950 per
month for a one bedroom and $1275 per month for a two bedroom (prices
include cable television, internet access, and some utilities).
“”We wanted to give students housing as nice as anything in the
Valley with the convenience of never being more than a five-minute walk
from everything they need on-campus,”” Tessier added.
For more information, visit the Helix’s website at