Estero, FL (June 26, 2014) Miromar Development has released details of its highly anticipated University Village project. University Village will provide off-campus residences for students and faculty members, retail shops and restaurants immediately adjacent to the south end of Florida Gulf Coast University. Students living in the new University Village will have both proximity to campus and convenient retail shopping and amenities.
The award-winning California architecture and planning firm of KTGY Group has designed the project with unique mission-style architecture, providing exciting student residences that will meet FGCU’s growing need for student housing. Upon completion the project will consist of 16 buildings containing 1,400 beds along with an array high-end amenities including state-of-the-art clubhouse facility, fitness center and large resort-style pool overlooking a ten-acre lake in the center of the complex. In addition, the dynamic project will provide FGCU with up to 150,000 square feet of much needed convenience shopping and restaurants to support the university environment and the areas’ many neighboring communities.
The heart of University Village will be located in the Plaza, designed with brick paver walkways, gathering areas with benches and tropical landscaping nestled between coffee houses, restaurants and shops. This diverse project will appeal to the local community and families visiting from out of state wishing to enjoy the ambiance of University Village.
The newly released plans include fully furnished two and four bedroom apartments offering each student a private bedroom and bath and core living and dining areas with Wi-Fi technology. The 3-story garden style apartments will be built around central courtyards and open space for student lifestyle activities and connected to a walking and bike path to campus.
Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) President Dr. Wilson Bradshaw said of the plans, “University Village is the result of thoughtful and insightful planning by Miromar. The plan is intended to seamlessly provide an integrated residential and living environment for our students. With walking and biking paths, University Village will connect with the southern part of FGCU’s campus, making it a very attractive choice for students, faculty and staff.”
Miromar Development’s proven history of developing quality real estate projects in Southwest Florida includes Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, Miromar Outlets and Miromar Design Center. University Village is being developed with the planning, design and execution that is synonymous with Miromar real estate projects.
“University Village will create an environment for the university where students, staff and faculty can shop and dine and it will help also have a component to meet the housing needs of faculty members in addition to the growing student population,” said Margaret Antonier, President and CEO of Miromar Development. “Our team of experts will assure that this project exceeds expectations and is the number one residential living and lifestyle choice for students.”
Retail leasing opportunities are now available. Visit Miromar.com for more information.
Miromar Development Corporation is a multi-faceted real estate development company in its 26th year of business with a portfolio award-winning recognized residential and commercial properties in the United States and Canada. Its current holdings in Southwest Florida include the award-winning Miromar Outlets, Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club voted the #1 Residential Community in the United States and Miromar Design Center, one of just 19 major design center in the nation. All are just minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport. New development plans in Southwest Florida future phases of Miromar Outlets, a professional/medical complex, and new waterfront residential neighborhoods in Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club.