Evolve at SIU

Completed August 2015, Evolve is the first housing development of its kind serving students at SIU. Together with CA Student Living, Tartan helped activates a prime intersection immediately in front of the main entrance to the university campus.
The high-density, street-oriented development was the first project to be constructed under Carbondale’s downtown revitalization plan. With 121 units representing 349 beds, Evolve offers students a best-in-class living option. The mix of apartments are fully furnished with condo-grade features like stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and in-unit laundry. The property’s amenities include a fitness center, study room, social lounge, outdoor courtyard, and heated parking.
The design also aims to activate the street level and affords passersby views into the social lounge and other shared spaces. Together with the facade’s bright colors and 6,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor, Evolve has revitalized an important gateway to the university.
For the retail spaces, Tartan’s brokerage division is targeting national brands geared towards students, such as current tenant Insomnia Cookies.