One of El Dorado Park’s most blighted properties has undergone a transformation.
The apartment complex formerly known as The Estates, 5358 N. 6th St., west of Bulldog Stadium, was demolished down to the studs in May and renovated into 46 furnished two-bedroom apartments for students at Fresno State.
The private apartment complex, now called University Place, has two-bedroom apartments around 800 square feet, with a stackable washer and dryer.
Almost everything is new and energy efficient at University Place. The company built a bigger office. It turned the storage and laundry room into the Bulldog Chill Zone with a computer lab, coffee bar, and flat-screen television.
The existing pool was converted into a Baja-style with steps leading into the pool. An outdoor kitchen was built with a barbecue, a lounge area, fire pit, and television.
A drought-tolerant landscape was installed using succulents, decomposed granite, and rock. The carports were turned into garages and the entire development is now gated.
This article was published by the Fresno Bee on February 3, 2016 and was authored by Bonhia Lee.