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University village planned

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FORT MYERS — Miromar Development plans to develop a 100-acre university village next to fast-growing Florida Gulf Coast University.

The company plans to break ground in the fall on the development, located east of Ben Hill Griffin Parkway at the intersection of Estero Parkway. Details of the scope and cost of the project were not disclosed but will include off-campus housing, shops, cafes and restaurants.

“University Village will create an environment for the university where students, staff and faculty can shop and eat, and it will help meet the housing needs of faculty members and a growing student population,” says Margaret Antonier, president and CEO of Miromar Development, in a statement.

“With our current student enrollment nearing 14,000 and our more than 1,000 employees, FGCU and the University Village will enjoy important synergies through our proximity and mutual interests,” says FGCU President Wilson Bradshaw, also in a statement.

Estero-based Miromar Development is a development company with a portfolio of residential and commercial properties including Miromar Outlets, Miromar Design Center and Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club.


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