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UCF To Make Pitch To Board Of Governors On Downtown Campus

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Creative Village, the site of the proposed UCF downtown campus. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Creative Village, the site of the proposed UCF downtown campus. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

The University of Central Florida’s downtown campus plan is up for discussion this week. On Wednesday, UCF will present its plan to the Board of Governors, which oversees state universities.

The new campus in Orlando’s Creative Village will accommodate 7,700 UCF and Valencia College students.

The building has a price tag of $60 million, with the cost split three ways. The university will pay $20 million, it’s asking the state to chip in $20 million, and the rest will come from donations.

The City of Orlando has also committed nearly $70 million in land and infrastructure for the project.

The plan has to be approved by the Board of Governors. It also hinges on Gov. Rick Scott’s sign-off on state funding. Last year, Scott vetoed state funds for the project.

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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »