Florida Polytechnic students may soon be in for an unpleasant surprise, vis-à-vis where they are to lay their hat since the school’s new dorm is unlikely to come through. This will force hundreds of such students to find accommodation off-campus in the new academic year. Currently the educational institution is in negotiations with a motel and apartment building in Lakeland to see if either of those options can provide a solution. If that deal does materialize, buses will be run between the housing and university, 10 miles each way.
But that is just the short-term solution. In the meantime, the Orlando UCF Downtown campus is intending to create around 4,070 construction jobs in its student housing building. GAI Consultants, Valencia College and UCF are together looking to build a downtown campus that would ultimately house up to 13,000 students and 1,900 employees by the year 2019, the study said. The 68-acre site known as Creative Village would feature: 3,890 structured parking spaces, 950 residential units and 550 units for student housing, the latter of which will be privately developed.
So it seems like that the solution for now is temporary and, in the future, Florida’s Poly students will be housed as necessary.