Some USU students face housing troubles as complex not completed as scheduled

Posted at 6:05 PM, Aug 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-02 23:24:57-04

LOGAN, Utah -- One hundred students at Utah State University found out they won't be living where they planned this fall.

A luxury housing complex, called the Aggie Factory, promised to be open before the semester but didn't deliver.

"It's not completed yet, which I'm a little confused by, because they promised a lot of people it would be done by the fall semester, they signed a lot of leases," said USU student Jesse Long.

The developers said the primary investor died, and as a result the project lost its funding.

Now with a new lender, the project is expected to move forward September 1 and be completed by May 2015.

"Construction is a tough industry as far as schedules go, you can plan only so much," said Joe Harding, a project manager for Nelson Brothers Construction Management.

The property developers said they found 50 students housing, and allowed the others to opt out of their contracts.