New Student Housing

Florida Polytechnic University

  • Location: Lakeland, FL
  • Deliver Year: 2024
  • Beds: 430
  • Size: 137,000 sq/ft.
  • Transaction Type: University Financed
  • Construction Duration: 17 Months
  • Unit Type: Suites and Apartments
  • Amenity Spaces:
    Indoor and Outdoor Lounge, Social Media Studio, Multipurpose Room, Grab-and-Stay Dining

Florida Polytechnic University, one of the leading public universities in the country fully dedicated to STEM, partnered with Capstone Development Partners and its design-build team in a P3 to develop and operate the University’s third on-campus student housing community. The new housing will target upper-division students, providing 430 beds in a unit mix of single and double occupancy one, two, and four bedrooms suites as well as single occupancy four-bedroom apartments. The project will also provide both ground floor and residential floor program spaces that include Residence Life offices, a large multi-purpose room, social media studios, and numerous active lounge and study spaces throughout, as well as a space for a “Grab and Stay” dining component.

This project was designed to create a vibrant living and learning environment that will aid in student development opportunities while building a greater sense of community for upper-division students. It demonstrates the design tenets adopted by the ACUHOI 21st Century Project, focused on sustainability, flexibility, community and technology and will offer ample green space and pedestrian connections to the greater Florida Poly campus. The project is designed to LEED Silver standards with sustainable features such as sunshades, low-E glazing, high SRI roof material, low-flow fixtures, a high efficiency HVAC system and LED lighting. Locally sourced building materials are used where possible, including an energy-efficient concrete plank and concrete masonry unit structural system.

The new student housing will be maintained and operated by Capstone Management Partners.