ACC Chooses Winter Park Construction to Build UCF Project

by Katie Sloan

Orlando, Fla. — Close to campus, the mixed-use project will open August 2014.

Plaza on University will offer 1,313 beds and 60,000 square feet of retail.Orlando, Fla. — American Campus Communities has selected Winter Park Construction to build Plaza on University, a mixed-use student housing and retail project across from the main entrance to the University of Central Florida. Designed by architect Niles Bolton Associates, the $60 million, 1,313-bed, complex will open in August 2014.

The 650,000-square-foot project will house 364 units within a 5-story wood-framed building. It will include 60,000 square feet of retail space on the first floor. A 10-story precast parking garage will partially surround an amenity courtyard containing a resort-style pool, misting cabanas, sport courts and barbecue area.

ACC bought University Shoppes last July for $27.2 million from M&H University Shoppes LLP, an entity related to Orlando-based developer Markay Management Inc., according to the Orlando Business Journal.

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