Congratulations on being honored as Tar Heel of the Week for your commitment to providing quality housing for our college students. Your efforts address the housing shortage needs of our schools and help provide a safe and affordable alternative to dorms. Thank you for your dedication and for sharing your vision.
I am pleased to offer a letter of support for The Kenney Companies. Several years ago they came to our community and constructed a student housing project called Catamount Peak. We are pleased with the success of this project since it offers our students another housing choice and provides much needed capacity for our growth. Finally, The Kenney Companies are in the process of endowing a scholarship at Western Carolina University that will benefit the residents of their student housing project.
For the past two years, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke has developed an effective working relationship with the Pembroke Pointe Apartment Staff and Kenney Realty Services. The staff has been energetic and dedicated in providing a quality off-campus product to approximately 275 UNCP students. The University looks forward to continuing this vital relationship and cooperation in the years to come.
I write to acknowledge with appreciation your kind and generous endowment for the benefit of a student attending USC Upstate. I’m glad your project adjacent to USC Upstate has worked so well and we appreciate your commitment to the University, your students and the community.
Steve Kenney and his company are the best kind of developers. He cares about the communities he builds and always lives up to his word.
Thank you again for serving as chairman for our last two Road Bond packages. Your hard work made each of these projects a great success. I look forward to the completion of all the new road projects and the improvement to our city infrastructure. The City of Raleigh is fortunate to have quality developers like you working to improve our community.
While academic excellence is the priority, the availability of attractive housing can tip the scale in favor of one institution over another. Your company has proven itself to be a good community partner through your generous contribution to our Town Park Project.
I am pleased to recommend College Pointe apartments with their first-rate accommodations and welcoming student community. The apartments and amenities are a far cry from the “dormitory” living I experienced 25 years ago that many colleges and universities still offer to their students. And finally as an administrator working in higher education for over 20 years I can attest that the partnership between USC Upstate and College Pointe has proved to be a win-win situation for both entities.
From the time we first contacted Kenney Realty Services for assistance until now, we have enjoyed nothing but cooperative assistance from their management team. Instead of looking at each other as a competitor we see each other as partners. We look forward to this partnership lasting a long time.
The University Landing development has created a spark for our entire community, especially our historic downtown. The project site targeted a tired, mostly unpleasant area, and provided the impetus for additional growth and development. The project design incorporated elements and features that set a new, higher standard of excellence for our downtown.