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UF Trustees discussed plans to tear down two family housing complexes on campus

Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 6:35 PM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - In 2023, two University of Florida graduate student housing complexes will be demolished, removing nearly 350 units.

On Thursday, UF Trustees discussed plans to tear down two family housing complexes on campus
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These buildings include Maguire Village and University Village South.

Trustees want to build a new form of housing in their place.

But, Gainesville City Commissioners need to approve a campus development agreement with UF
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Previously, the approval was postponed due to the lack of affordable housing for students on campus.

UF officials explain the rate reduction to the graduate housing.

“For a 2-bedroom unit, there is $1,358. Under the structure that we have to convert this for graduate housing, we would be able to see a reduction in rates to 30% below market.”

At today’s commission meeting, commissioners decided to wait to vote on the campus development agreement until January 6th after they know the university’s decision.

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