February 20th, 2018

Glenwood Campaign Funds the 
Finishing Touches for New Cottages

Capstone Collegiate Communities has finished the construction of three new cottages for Glenwood Autism and Behavioral Center that will provide residences for 16 adults with special needs.

“It’s a very exciting project that feels really good when you know that you’re providing not just a house, but home for people who otherwise might have a hard time living as independently as these homes allow,” said Jim Beatty, vice president of C3.

Along with acquiring donations, C3 created a capital campaign and recently met the goal of $2.2 million needed to pay for the project.

“Our goal from the beginning is to raise enough to build beautiful homes that the people served by Glenwood deserve and to raise a little more to help get the programs started,” said Beatty.

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August 3rd, 2017

The Hope Cottages Featured on Al.com

In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated “1 in 68 (14.6 per 1,000) school-aged children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).” What happens to all of those children when they become adults?

With the adult autistic community already estimated at around 1.5 million Americans, comprehensively answering that question is a daunting task.

Let’s start by addressing the needs right in front of us. In Birmingham, Glenwood, Inc. has been doing that for autistic community since 1974.

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May 18th, 2017

Creating Home: Glenwood Breaks Ground on Three New Residences

Glenwood Cottages Representatives of Glenwood Autism and Behavioral Center broke ground May 4 on its latest expansion project, three new homes for the organization’s residents that will be built by Capstone Collegiate Communities.

Of the 125 adults and children for whom Glenwood provides residences, 91 live on-campus at the facility adjacent to Liberty Park in Vestavia Hills. With the addition of the Hope Cottages, the organization will be able to accommodate 16 more residents.

“We are fortunate to have the support of Capstone. Their contribution will do much more than provide a home for people with autism; it will fundamentally change the lives of entire families,” Philip Young, Glenwood’s capital campaign co-chair, board member and parent of a child with autism who lives at Glenwood, said in a released statement.

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April 25th, 2017

C3 will Build Three Homes for Glenwood, Inc.

Capstone Collegiate Communities (C3) will build three homes for Glenwood, Inc. The project, known as The Hope Cottages, will provide housing for 16 individuals impacted by autism spectrum disorder. The houses will be staffed and managed by Glenwood and will be located on Glenwood’s beautiful campus in the forests behind Liberty Park in Birmingham. The project is a creative collaboration with C3’s community partners and many gracious donors to build the homes for Glenwood free of charge. Currently, C3 has raised 50% of their $2.2 million goal. Individuals or corporations interested in contributing to this wonderful project should contact Jim Beatty: (205) 999-7140 or jbeatty@capstonemail.com.

“We are delighted to build these homes designed by Nequette Architecture & Design. We are grateful for the opportunity to give 16 people who deserve a home in a beautiful setting, just that,” said John Vawter, principal of C3.

The Hope Cottages will be part of Glenwood’s capital campaign, Renowned Care, Renewed Hope: The Campaign for Glenwood, which is a $10 million campaign to expand the nonprofit’s available services for families across Alabama. C3’s plans for The Hope Cottages will provide a dramatic increase to the number of residential placements Glenwood can offer. And more importantly, they will provide a comfortable, safe home and peace of mind for struggling families. Construction began this month, and a groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for May 4, 2017.

“We are fortunate to have the support of C3. Their contribution will do much more than provide a home for people with autism; it will fundamentally change the lives of entire families,” said Philip Young, who in addition to being capital campaign co-chair is also a Glenwood board member and a parent of a child with autism who lives at Glenwood.

C3 has taken it upon themselves to donate their services, and solicit donations from their partners and the community. Their selfless effort will forever change the lives of families in our community. For more information and to follow the progress please visit: www.thehopecottages.com

Glenwood, Inc. leads the state of Alabama in providing behavioral health care and educational services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and severe emotional disturbances. These services are provided in a least restrictive setting, through a continuum of care, with the highest respect for individuals and families served. In addition to direct care services, Glenwood provides consultation and training for mental health and educational professionals and promotes research in these specialized areas, impacting the lives of about 10,000 people every year.

Capstone Collegiate Communities, LLC, also known as “C3”, specializes in the development, construction and management of high-quality, off-campus student housing developments in close proximity to major colleges and universities across the country.

February 8th, 2016

The Junction Cottages & Townhomes Voted #1 of Top 5 Places to Live as a Student in College Station

Whether you’re an incoming freshman or already a College Station resident, choosing the best place to call home can become quite a challenge. Luckily here in College Station, we are privileged enough to be surrounded by many different choices to suit each one of our diverse lifestyles. As a Marketing Specialist for The Junction I’ve learned all about the new student living places uprising this coming summer. Let’s hope this can be a guide to us all!

Click here to read the full article at The Odyssey Online

October 12th, 2015


BIRMINGHAM, AL (October 12, 2015) Arlington Cottages and Townhomes developed and constructed by Capstone Collegiate Communities is located on a 20 acre site just a short distance from Louisiana State University on the corner of Burbank Drive and Ben Hur Road and consist of 179 units and 732 beds. The property has varying sized cottages, duplexes, and three-story townhouse units creating a diverse unit mix.

The master plan of the neighborhood features a tree-lined entry boulevard with an inviting view of the clubhouse. The clubhouse design is inspired by traditional French architecture. It combines traditional details with modern conveniences that produces an end result that is both true to the surrounding context while maintaining a fresh feel that will appeal to the residents. The architecture and unique design of the amenity spaces gives Arlington Townhomes a sophisticated feel, something truly unique in the market.

The residences are also designed with traditional architecture and will include a host of charming details. The interiors are designed to be warm and inviting with nine foot ceilings in the open living space, a mixture of faux wood floors in the living room and kitchen, carpet flooring for the bedrooms plus high-end finishes throughout. Conveniences include high speed internet and cable and separate laundry areas in each unit with a full size washer and dryer. Bedrooms will have individual locking solid entry doors, ensuite baths, and spacious walk-in closets. The townhouse unit exteriors will be finished with the same stucco as the clubhouse continuing the French influence. The quality of design, attention to detail and open living spaces will set the tone for “student living redefined.”

The clubhouse and surrounding amenity space will be the heart of the community, allowing everyone to live, play, study and relax together. The clubhouse has a number of luxury amenities including free tanning, a sauna and steam room, an entertainment area with big screen TVs, plus private and group study areas. The residents will also be able to enjoy a zero entry resort style pool that is surrounded by trellis covered cabanas and a pool house that opens both to the pool and the sand volleyball court. The pool house will house gaming tables and it will have 6 large garage-style doors that can open to make it truly an indoor-outdoor space.

Arlington Cottages and Townhomes also has carefully designed civic spaces that form sub-districts within the overall neighborhood allow residents to gatherer together. The porches of the cottages will front streets lined with sidewalks to encourage social interaction. The street and building lighting and regionally-appropriate landscaping will further add to the sophistication of the traditional neighborhood.

Ultimately, the site amenities will be what truly set Arlington Townhomes and Manors apart. Whether residents want to hang out in unique cabanas surrounding the resort-style pool equipped with tanning deck, submerged tanning chairs, and a pool side cantina or get their game on at the sand volleyball court and beach area, Arlington Townhomes will have an amazing amenity package and there will be an abundance of spaces to gather with roommates under the beautiful Louisiana sky. Learn more about Arlington at www.liveatarlington.com

September 2nd, 2015

Arlington Cottages & Townhomes Now Leasing Units to Students

After breaking ground in the spring, the Arlington Cottages and Townhomes are now leasing housing units for prospective fall 2016 residents.

The student housing complex made its leasing announcement in the wake of The Standard’s construction delays, which have displaced some students to hotel rooms for the first few weeks of classes until their rooms are ready.

However, Cody Bodin, director of leasing and marketing for Arlington, said the complex is well underway with its construction and currently on schedule. Arlington is slated to open August 2016, he said.

Arlington Cottages consists of three-, four- and five-person cottages and townhomes on 550 Ben Hur Drive. A company affiliated with Capstone Collegiate Communities, the same group that developed the Cottages of Baton Rouge, bought the 20.5 acres of land for $7 million in May.

Click here to read the full article at The Daily Reveille