http://fiusm.com/2014/03/07/we-built-this-city-fiu-and-the-city-of-sweetwater-partner-up-creating-university-city/UniversityCity is the name that has been given to the partnership between FIU and the City of Sweetwater. There are many projects, facility constructions and events that will be taking place over the course of the next few years to bring this all into reality.
“The creation of student housing, the proposed pedestrian bridge across Eighth Street and the various internship opportunities offered by the City are a few of the components of this strengthening relationship,” said Daniel Irigoyen, Student Government Association Housing Senator. “In a sense, this is a mutualistic relationship where the FIU and Sweetwater communities enrich each other and add value to living, studying and working in the area.”
Current District Boundaries:
From SW 4th Street to Campus Drive, SW 109th Avenue to SW 107th Avenue.
Project Overview PDF:
109Tower - 15 Floors - Student Housing - Completed
4th Street Commons - 8 Floors - Student Housing - Topped Out
Residences at University City - 15 Floors - Student Housing - Demo.
Suites at University City - 15 Floors - Student Housing - Delayed
Parking Garage Six - FIU Parking - Completed
Ambulatory Care Center - FIU/ Miami Children Hospital - Completed
Pedestrian Bridge - Proposed - 2016?
Sweet Water Downtown Parking Garage - 2018?