FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 20, 2019) – University Village Shops & Residences received the Pinnacle Award for Best Mixed-Use Community of the Year during the Lee Building Industry Association’s annual Pinnacle Awards program recognizing commercial and residential excellence in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties.

Miromar Development Corporation, which created the restaurant, retail and residential village, was honored with its eighth consecutive Grand Award for Residential Developer of the Year.

The latest award is the fourth for University Village since welcoming its first businesses in May 2018 and the first students in August 2018. Earlier this year, the Residences were honored among the top places for students to live, receiving a 2019 Aurora Award for Best Campus Housing from the 12-state Southeast Building Conference.

The Residences have luxury garden-style apartments for 924 students and a private 14,400-square-foot clubhouse. A major dining and social destination for neighboring residential communities, University Village Shops & Dining offers an array of beauty and fitness services as well as a collection of well-known casual and fine-dining restaurants, including the first CaliBurger in Florida and the highly acclaimed KC American Bistro.

Located on Ben Hill Griffin Parkway, one-half mile north of Miromar Outlets, University Village Shops features California Santa Barbara-inspired white-finished stucco buildings accented with rounded towers, decorative tile insets and arched windows and openings. The retail center offers promenades, patios and a central plaza with a main courtyard overlooking a fountain and a lake. Additional businesses include Mellow Mushroom, Skillets, Tacos & Tequila Cantina, Thai Udon, #getfried café, Yoga Lab, Marlins Brewhouse, F45 Fitness, Beehive Beauty Company, Frutta Bowls, Poke Fusion, Slicers Hoagies, Smoothie King, Sunshine Sundaes & Desserts, The Shaved Ice Bar and Vânti Nails & Spa.

For more information and to learn about exclusive leasing opportunities at University Village Shops & Dining, call 239-390-7717.