The Prado │ Main Campus
DALLAS, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fountain Residential Partners has broken ground on three new student developments comprising almost 1,400 beds of housing. The "campus-adjacent" projects will serve The University of Texas – San Antonio, The University of Houston main campus, and The University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, and will begin leasing in the coming months for a Fall 2014 occupancy.
Fountain has become one of the most active student housing developers in the country having commenced construction on or completed almost 2,400 beds of new housing in seven walk-to-campus locations. The company recently received the Student Housing Business award for Best New Development (under 200 beds) in the nation for its industry leading design and execution.
The latest project, Prado, is located directly across the street from the UT - San Antonio campus on UTSA Boulevard and directly adjacent to The Block, a new food truck court experience and patio bar. Prado was designed with Spanish-inspired architecture and will accommodate 498 students and a 6,000 square foot restaurant fronting UTSA Boulevard. The 4 and 5 story development will provide excellent views of campus and offer unit and community amenities not present in the marketplace today. Executive Vice President Jon Clayton says, "We have been following this site, at one of the main entrances to campus, for several years. There simply is not a better location in the marketplace and we feel fortunate to be able to transform the property into a mixed-use community that the neighborhood, students, and the university will be proud of. It will definitely raise the bar for student housing at UTSA and matches the master plan vision for the future of UTSA Boulevard."
Raising the bar involves designs that provide students with best-in-class amenities with condo-like finishes such as keyless entry, open floor plans, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, wood look flooring, 50" flat screen TV's with DVR's, European influenced furnishing, high end lighting, and wifi throughout. Prado's 10,000 square foot, two-level amenity center will provide for the fitness, study, and creature comforts of the student with the design elements of a high end hotel or spa. With the incorporation of a ground floor restaurant, Prado will provide the UTSA community with their first true mixed-use living environment.