Opus & Carlyle to Transform Former Frat House Property into Luxury Student Housing

With a premier location at the lively corner of 4th Street and John Street in Champaign, Opus and The Carlyle Group developed, designed and constructed a luxury, high-rise student housing tower on the edge of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The 14-story building includes 11 residential floors and three combined levels of parking and amenities. It offers 218 units with a total of 548 bedrooms. A full spectrum of flexible floor plans are available, from junior studios, which include a full-size kitchen and custom built-in murphy bed/sofa combination, and studios, to one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom and four-bedroom units. 

All units include high-end finishes, including simulated wood flooring in the kitchens and living rooms, carpeted bedrooms, stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops, in-unit washers and dryers and tile showers with shower heads with Bluetooth speakers. In most units, each bedroom has a private bathroom. Bedrooms are fully insulated and sound efficient with solid doors that lock.  

Residents enjoy robust amenities, including the following:

  • a fitness center,
  • basketball court,
  • spa,
  • gathering spaces,
  • lounges,
  • a group study room,
  • and a computer center.

On the fourth floor is a clubroom with TVs for game day watching, pool tables and ping pong tables. It opens to an outdoor amenity space with a pool, fire pits and grilling stations. 

This next-level living experience builds on Opus' portfolio of student housing projects and fulfills evolving demand for upscale student living.