SU students warned of delayed move-in to luxury apartment

"The Marshall" apartments in Syracuse (CNYCentral Photo)

In another month, thousands of students will pour into Syracuse University for the fall semester.

But dozens scheduled to live in luxury apartments on Marshall Street may find themselves with other accommodations. This comes after the new off-campus housing is running into a bit of a delay.

Last year, a developer won nearly $2 million in tax breaks to build an eight-story building with apartments and retail space.

The new student housing was built between Marshall and East Adams streets. That was previously home to an existing structure which housed several businesses, including the popular bar Hungry Chuck's, which was torn down last spring.

One of the students who signed a lease with "The Marshall" said he's been told that when the first week of classes rolls around, he and others may not be able to move into their new rooms in the new building.

Several students said they received a letter back on June 28 saying there could be a delay on the new tenant's move-in date.

In a statement received Tuesday, a spokesperson with The Marshall said,

“The Marshall is working diligently to put contingency plans in place for all students who may be impacted. We have communicated directly with the students and are providing real-time, reliable information, as it becomes available. All students will be moved in as soon as possible."

The building confirmed 82 residents will be delayed by approximately 2-3 weeks.

The Marshall said weather has played a significant role, along with utility company delays.

All residents will receive a $200 Uber gift card to offset transportation costs. In addition, The Marshall will provide all impacted residents with packing and moving services according to the email.

The Marshall said they are working with Suracuse University to provide comparable, apartment-style housing.

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