Winter Park Construction (WPC) to Break Ground on $60 Million Off-campus Student Housing Development at University of Central Florida.
ORLANDO, Florida (January 29, 2013)- Winter Park Construction (WPC), one of the nation’s most respected general contractors and leading student housing construction companies has been selected by American Campus Communities to build Plaza on University, a premier mixed-use student housing and retail project in Orlando, Florida. Designed by architect Niles Bolton Associates, this $60 million, 1,313-bed, complex is scheduled for completion in August of 2014.
Plaza on University will reside on 14 acres just outside the main entrance of the University of Central Florida (UCF) on the northwest corner of University Blvd. and Alafaya Blvd. This 650,000 square foot project will house 364 units within a 5-story wood-framed building. Offering students a unique live/work/shop environment, Plaza on University will boast 60,000 square feet of retail space among the first floor. A 10-story precast parking garage will allow for ample parking for both guests and residents and partially surround a luxurious amenity courtyard containing a resort-style pool, misting cabanas, sport courts and barbeque area.
American Campus Communities chose WPC as its builder because of their vast and extensive student housing and multifamily unit construction experience and their reputation for Building Beyond the Blueprint™ - their uncompromised commitment to quality and customer service. This will be WPC’s 4th off-campus student community at UCF.
About Winter Park Construction
For 39 years, Winter Park Construction (WPC) has delivered innovative thinking and outstanding customer service to clients in the construction industry, with more than $150 million in annual revenue and over 1.5 billion square feet of projects completed to date. WPC's credibility and capacity spans over 24,000 multifamily units, 12,000 timeshare units and 2,500 hotel rooms. WPC provides pre-construction, general contracting, and construction management services throughout the US. Areas of new construction and renovation specialization include student housing, senior living, multifamily, military housing, hotels and resorts, timeshares and commercial building.
About American Campus Communities
American Campus Communities is the nation's largest developer, owner and manager of high-quality student housing communities. They are a national leader in third-party development and management of on-campus student housing, having been awarded the development of more than 60 on-campus projects (in addition to their 22 projects developed off campus). Their commitment to their college and university partners is evidenced in their strong ongoing relationships.