Tobin Lofts holds grand opening; offers college students contemporary living
Dr. Robert Ziegler, president of San Antonio College, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, Congressman Lloyd Doggett, Texas Representative Mike Villarreal, Commissioner Tommy Adkisson and over 300 others attended a special grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for Tobin Lofts on Friday, October 25. Tobin Lofts at San Antonio College, a new student living development, is now officially open to college students of San Antonio. Close to downtown, the 552-unit development will provide students a living experience promoting social, educational and environmental advancement.
Castro told those in attendance that student housing such as Tobin Lofts is exactly the kind of housing opportunity San Antonio wants to have. This is what happens with collaboration.
“I would stay here,” Castro said.
All of the speakers, including the aforementioned, Alamo College representatives and others involved with the process of the development, agreed Tobin Lofts was a great place to be.
James Rindfuss, chairman of the Alamo Colleges Board of Trustees, said many things have changed with community colleges. About 50 percent of higher education students in Texas are attending community colleges, while only 12 percent of the state’s higher education budget goes to community colleges, said Rindfuss.
“What an amazing job we are doing at community colleges with the limited funds we have,” Rindfuss said. We don’t have funds to help build nice housing like we have here today.
Rindfuss, and other speakers, said this is a collaboration of the private and public sector to come together and create this for college students of San Antonio.
“Look at what has evolved .... through this innovative thinking,” he added.
This is the Alamo way, said Dr. Federico Zaragoza, vice chancellor of Alamo Colleges Economic and Workforce Development. To lead, inspire and innovate. This is what happens when everyone comes together.
Everything that we do, said Zaragoza, leads back to the question, “How does this promote student success?” We understand housing is part of that success.
President Zeigler closed the roughly 30-minute ceremony saying, “This is a great addition and asset to the Tobin Hill neighborhood,” said Zeigler. “We can all be proud of this for many years to come.”
According to the website, Tobin Lofts is a catalyst for future growth and part of San Antonio’s efforts towards strengthening its urban core. Designed with the modern student in mind, all residential units are equipped with upscale amenities and cater to active, contemporary lifestyles. Tobin Lofts at San Antonio College welcomes all undergraduate and graduate students to join its vibrant community and currently represents 13 of San Antonio’s local colleges and universities.
Tobin Lofts is ready to suit any student’s needs providing efficiencies and one-, two- and four-bedroom units. Students can rent a one-bedroom unit by themselves, share a four-bedroom unit with their closest friends, or fill out a roommate-matching questionnaire to find a future roommate. Parking for The Tobin Lofts complex comes with a 1,000-space parking garage which will open in early 2014. Residents have reserved parking spaces on SAC’s campus in the meantime.
Tobin Lofts features a fitness club, resort-style pool, game room, café, study rooms, business center, tanning room and weekly student activities with Residence Life Programming. Amenities include individual leases, the availability of fully-furnished units, all bills paid, wood-style flooring, walk-in closets in some rooms, cable, high-speed internet, courtyard/pool views, fully-equipped modern kitchens, individual bedrooms, individual bathrooms in select units, contemporary style cabinets and full size washer/dryer in every unit.
If interested in learning more, the leasing office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday and from 1 to 5 p.m. You can also apply online or find out more information at www.livetobinlofts.com. The leasing office is located inside Tobin Lofts at 1415 N. Main Avenue. To speak with a leasing agent, call 210-320-0822.
Tobin Lofts at San Antonio College is managed by Campus Advantage, a national student housing management firm.