Noble 2500 apartment complex delays move-in date two months after scheduled opening – The Daily Texan
When future residents of the West Campus Noble 2500 apartment complex signed their leases, they were told the building would be ready to move in by mid-August. Now, two months later, Noble continues to push back its opening date, leaving students frustrated.
Nobles 2500 is a student housing complex located at the corner of San Gabriel and 25th Street. Students who signed on last spring were told construction of the building would be complete in time to move in at the start of the fall semester, but the apartment complex remains closed through Oct. 18. Students who signed a lease for this year were given two options until the complex was ready: pay rent, live at the Moxy Hotel on Guadalupe Street and receive $40 a day, or find alternative housing, pay no rent and receive $150 a day.
Some residents said they received an email on Monday telling students staying at the Moxy Hotel that management was extending their option until mid-November, implying the building may not be ready to move in by then. the.
“The Owners Group and its construction team are working tirelessly to meet our October 30 schedule, but recognize that there are still outstanding items that need to be met for this to happen,” the email reads. “At this time, we are unable to provide an exact move-in date, and would like to point out that our move-in schedule is subject to change.”
Noble 2500 did not respond to multiple requests for comment from the Texan.
Jordan Su, a mechanical engineering junior who signed to Noble 2500 last spring, said she and her housemates chose to determine their own living circumstances.
“My roommates and I found Airbnbs near campus until October 1,” Su said. “We had to call them several times to ask when they would be ready, but they still weren’t too specific, they just said ‘by the end of September we’ll probably be ready.'”
Freshman public relations student Caleb Odom said he chose to live at the Moxy Hotel while the apartment was still under construction.
“The Moxy itself has been very good,” Odom said. “I feel bad for the people who (have chosen to find their own accommodation) because it means they have to keep finding new places to stay throughout this time.”
Breanna Milan, a political communications junior, said living at the Moxy had been difficult for her because she had no access to a fridge, microwave or laundry room.
“When I first moved here I already had my complaints and I emailed them saying I wanted them to give me more accommodations,” Milan said. “I told them all my concerns, no microwave, no fridge, no dishwasher, wifi wasn’t working very well, there is no trash can…they replied that ‘they wouldn’t do anything to welcome me.”
Su said residents receive cash stipends every two weeks based on the living option they opted for, which they can use to order food or compensate for other lost amenities. However, Milan said she was only able to use the allowances online and not in person, so she was still paying delivery charges that eat away at the compensation.
“I just use them for my Doordash or if I’m trying to buy something online but in person I literally can’t do (nothing),” Milan said.
Psychology junior Celeste Hoang said she had to call the Noble 2500 rental office several times to keep up to date with the building’s progress.
“Honestly, communicating with them was very frustrating,” Hoang said. “Every time I called them, they never really gave me straight answers.”
Su said she canceled her Airbnbs and moved to North Austin. Since she doesn’t own a car, she relies on her father to drive her to and from campus every day.
“The journey is quite long, especially in the morning – with morning traffic, it takes about an hour to get to campus,” Su said. “I think a big part of being a student at UT is having a place to stay near campus. And just not being able to have that available to me has been frustrating.