The Plaza on University

Location: NEC of University Blvd. and Alafaya Trail, directly across from the University of Central Florida, unincorporated Orange County, FL

Project Description & Services Provided: Due diligence, planning services (zoning amendment), and engineering site design for a mixed-use development that included 1,313 student housing beds, 65,889 sf of commercial retail, and a 10-story parking structure laid out on 14.05 acres. Special design was required due to the compact nature of the project and the coordination between the residential and commercial components. The density of the buildings and the elevation change across the site required detailed design of all utilities and grading of the streets and walkways. Mass transit was also considered as part of the project with the incorporation of two bus stops to serve UCF campus shuttles.