Boutique Student Housing Opens

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Old Sawmill District on Wyoming Street in Missoula recently announced the opening of its newest building, The Sawyer Student Living. The Sawyer is a 57-unit, 218-bed apartment building designed for college students.

Ed and Leslie Wetherbee, co-developers of the project, said the concept of The Sawyer was developed approximately 15 years ago when the planning stages of the Old Sawmill District began. They’ve been molding the neighborhood into what they say is now a “thriving part of the Missoula community.” At The Sawyer, two-, three-, and four-bedroom units each have a private bathroom for each bedroom, and all share the kitchen and living areas. There’s a great room and café area, a courtyard, a business room, a mind-body studio, along with many group and private study areas.

“We are excited to see this project completed on time and that we’re able to have students move in with ample time to get settled before classes begin,” Leslie Wetherbee said.

Catie Peissig, the manager of the new building, said she’s most excited for the energy the student population will bring.

“Students have a contagious energy and excitement that will bring a different kind of vibrancy to the neighborhood,” she said. “The Sawyer has some unique offerings that I think residents and all students will be able to enjoy.”

Students started moving into The Sawyer this last week. The Old Sawmill District an urban real estate development in the heart of Missoula near Silver Park. It is home to Cambium Place Apartments, Polleys Square Condos, The Sawyer Student Living, Dog and Bicycle Café, Brio Fitness, C3 WorkLounge, Aspire Physical Therapy, ATG-A Cognizant Company and Edward Jones. The neighborhood will hold approximately 700 residential units and about 150,000 square feet of commercial space when completed, according to the Wetherbees.

Read full Missoulian article by David Erickson HERE