Location: Gainesville, Florida
Type: Student Housing
Owner: 908 Group, Scannell Properties
Architect: Forum Architecture and Interior Design
Scheduled Delivery: July 2024
The Sweetberries project is a 587-bed luxury student housing community located in Gainesville, Florida for developer 908 Group. The development will consist of three residential buildings and one parking garage.
The 175,140 GSF community will include two 5-story residential buildings with amenities, a one-story residential building, and a 7-story parking garage.
Building 1 will consist of a 5-story residential building totaling 125,100 GSF and will feature 64 units, a clubhouse with amenities, trash compactors, and additional areas.
Building 2 will include a 5-story residential building totaling 132,710 GSF and will provide 82 units, a clubhouse with a pool, amenities, trash compactors, and additional areas.
Building 3 will consist of a 1-story residential building totaling 4,409 GSF and will offer 3 units.
The 7-story parking garage will encompass 175,140 GSF and provide 579 total parking spaces. The parking spaces will be designated into 10 ADA space-van parking spaces, 108 scooter parking spaces, and 461 standard parking spaces.
Construction will generally be a wood frame with brick, fiber cement trim, stucco, and metal panel exterior façade with additional aluminum canopies. The building slabs will be post-tensioned concrete slabs on grade. Interior finishes will consist of painted drywall walls and ceilings with a textured finish, a mixture of carpet, luxury vinyl tile, and ceramic tile.
Wood cabinetry and trim with solid surface quartz countertops will be installed throughout the complex. Apartment units will include screened patios, washers and dryers, stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets, and shaker-style cabinets. The roofing for Buildings 1 & 2 will consist of single-ply TPO roofing membrane system (fully adhered) roofing. The roofing for Building 3 will consist of traditional asphalt shingles.
Site improvements will consist of water, storm, and sewer utilities that tie into existing public utilities. The site improvements will also include resort-style hardscaping, landscaping, irrigation, asphalt paving, and concrete sidewalks.