Brookside, Stephens College reach temporary housing agreement

Friday, June 1, 2012 | 12:14 p.m. CDT; updated 2:06 p.m. CDT, Friday, June 1, 2012

COLUMBIA — Owners of Brookside Apartments at College and Walnut and Stephens College reached an agreement Friday to provide temporary housing for tenants displaced by the fire at the apartment complex.

Stephens spokeswoman Amy Gipson said Jon and Nathan Odle of Brookside agreed to lease up to 100 beds from the college in Hillcrest Hall through Oct. 15. Stephens students will remain in the residence hall, but priority parking will be available to Brookside residents in lots adjacent to the hall and south of Broadway. No Stephens students will be displaced, Gipson said.

"Stephens is willing to help however we can," Gipson said.

In an updated release Thursday, Brookside said it anticipated 47 percent of the apartments will be ready for occupants in August, and the remaining 53 percent will be ready on or before Oct. 15.

"Should they need it for a longer period of time, we can be flexible through the fall semester," Gipson said.

Supervising editor is Jake Kreinberg.

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