By Matt Galka
August 29, 2013
Tallahassee, FL - If starting the new college school year wasn't enough, how about having to learn that the place you thought you were living isn't ready?
The first week of college can be overwhelming. Classes, books, but usually students are somewhat settled in to their rooms. Unfortunately that wasn't the case for everyone.
The 601 Copeland Apartment complex is still being constructed across from the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. Students had already signed leases for their rooms, but about 3 weeks ago, the company realized the construction wouldn't be finished on every unit. 97 residents were then given the option to break their lease, start their lease January 1st, or take a room at the Double Tree Hotel in Tallahassee.
Gina Cowart, Copeland Apartment complex: "We provided our residents with a few options, and all of our residents that were impacted chose to stay at 601 Copeland, we provided them a list of accommodations to make sure that it was a smooth process."
Some of those accommodations-- pretty good. First month's rent free, a daily food allowance, and a free shuttle to campus. Spokeswoman Gina Cowart said that Tallahassee's very wet weather caused delays in the construction
All of the students who were displaced should be moved out of the hotel and into their rooms tomorrow.