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My thoughts: Yes, clearly the construction of recent major developments such as Morgan Hall and the new The View at Montgomery (opening Fall 2014) have an impact on the local, student housing market. It has been speculated that about 5,500 students live on campus and an additional 7,000 to 10,000 students live off campus. The addition of Morgan Hall and The View at Montgomery alone adds over 2,000 beds to the on and off campus housing market.
Working as the marketing manager for a private developer with a large portfolio in the Temple housing market, this clearly makes my job a little harder in some ways. On one hand, the growing housing development will hopefully translate to the growing popularity of the area as a vibrant place to live and work. On the other hand, more competitors mean more work to fill our beds. As of right now, I’m still absorbing what all this development means. With a new leasing season coming up and with another large development about to open it’s doors, we will see what this season brings. I will tell you one thing though, I have definitely stepped up my marketing game and have a few new things up my sleeves…
Tree House Books is in the news again! The article featured in City Paper – Can volunteer effort help keep school libraries open? by Samantha Melamend talks about a volunteer effort that is being headed by Tree House Books’ After School Coordinator, Lauren Macaluso Popp. She along with a team of volunteers from Temple University are organizing and putting together a school library for Duckrey Elementary School which is only around the corner from Tree House Books. This year, Duckrey’s school population grew from 280 to 590 students when the closure of a neighboring school forced a merger. And Duckrey hasn’t had a school library in over 8 years.
I have been involved with Tree House Books for over 5 years now. This is the type of work that I hope Tree House Books can continue to do with the support from our community. If you would like more information on how you can help Tree House Books, please feel free to contact me. You can also make a donation online here.