Student Housing Ground Breaking

October 4, 2016

Cardinal Villas
Contact: Kelly Young, The Villas at LCC, LLC (563) 441-3055

Parsons, KS— A new student housing development is under construction for Labette Community College. The developer, Bluffstone, LLC invites the public to attend a groundbreaking ceremony on October 12. Bluffstone, LLC brands all student housing communities as The Villas. The Cardinal Villas, a private development, will consist of 144 beds designed specifically for Labette Community College students. The Villas include student-centric living quarters with common indoor amenities. The common indoor area will consist of the manager’s office, mailboxes, social room / recreation center, and a 24-hour fitness center along with study rooms and laundry facilities. The living quarters will include four bedroom/four bathroom suites. Each suite will be furnished with full size beds, desks and chairs in each bedroom, sofas, chairs and barstools for breakfast bars for shared areas. Kitchens will have full size Energy-Star appliances. The Villas will be located attached to campus at 1407 Broadway Parsons, KS. The construction cost for The Villas has been privately financed by the developer at Great Western Bank with locations in Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado and Nebraska.

“Providing on-campus student-centered housing has been a necessary priority of the college for many years,” said LCC President, Dr. George Knox. “This ground breaking ceremony is symbolic of the efforts of so many individuals to fulfill a need for our students.”

“The Cardinal Villas will provide students the opportunity for safe, affordable, on-campus student housing for many years. The housing is a way for students to become more connected to other students and activities on campus,” said LCC Student Government Association President, Megan Thompson.

Bluffstone, a regional student housing provider with properties at throughout the Midwest, specializes in amenity rich apartment complexes for small colleges and universities. “Crossland Construction has begun preparations for construction to be complete by mid-Summer. The Villas team are working hand in hand with LCC staff to execute a detailed marketing and leasing campaign. We will be ready for students to move in for the fall 2017 school year,” said Tim Baldwin, Managing Partner of Bluffstone, LLC.

Labette Community College and The Villas formally invite you to attend a ground breaking ceremony on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 10am. The ceremony will take place on the corner of 14th & Main, with a reception following.

For more information regarding The Villas and leasing a suite for the Fall 2017 contact a leasing specialist at (620) 687-3566 or

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