Urban Street Development in Fort Lauderdale Announces New Railyard Lofts at FSU College Town

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New loft-style condominium overlooking Doak Campbell Stadium to target boosters and alumni with unique game day and tailgate amenities, and providing residents with the closest proximity to the stadium

Exterior rendering of the Railyard Lofts at FSU College Town

The addition of the Railyard Lofts at College Town is a part of the overall vision and goals for FSU College Town and the Tallahassee community as a whole.

Urban Street Development—the Fort Lauderdale-based group overseeing the design, build and management of FSU College Town—today announced plans to build a unique new loft-style condominium that will cater to boosters, alumni and supporters. Located at 826 West Gaines Street in Tallahassee, Florida, the Railyard Lofts at College Town will focus on creating a first-of-its-kind living and residential Game Day experience for Florida State University alumni and fans. Overlooking Doak Campbell Stadium, the property will feature 42 urban-style loft units, all of which will feature unique game day perks and amenities, and will provide residents with the closest proximity to Doak Campbell Stadium.

The major highlight and key selling point of the Railyard Lofts at College Town: the Game Day Mezzanine Deck overlooking Doak Campbell Stadium that is included with each individual unit. The innovative indoor/outdoor tailgate deck will feature lounge seating, fire pits, two covered grilling stations with full outdoor kitchen, and flat screen televisions throughout, allowing residents to host their own tailgate as they watch the pre-game festivities with friends and family, overlooking the sea of Seminoles’ tailgaters outside the stadium, on the comfort of their own deck. Additionally, its prime location provides residents of the Railyard Lofts at College Town with the convenience of a mere two-minute walk to their seats in the stadium when game time begins.

“Florida State students, alumni and fans are some of the most diehard and passionate in the nation. The Seminole Boosters had a long-term vision to create the ultimate College Town experience for these dedicated and enthusiastic alumni and supporters,” said Alan Hooper, co-founder of Urban Street Development. “College Town at Madison Street provides a pedestrian friendly place for FSU nightlife and game day in a vibrant atmosphere set amongst the newest in Tallahassee restaurants, bars and live music. The concept of developing a residential property onsite that directly caters to FSU alumni and supporters was always part of our long-term vision for College Town, and will enhance the overall lifestyle experience for many years to come.”

According to Will Butler, founder and president of Real Estate InSync, the Real Estate Asset Management Firm for Seminole Boosters, Inc., “College Town will fill a void in Tallahassee becoming a ‘College Main Street’, the likes that will someday rival famous college towns like Boulder, Ann Arbor, and Austin, a place for a world-class college experience for future students and athletes, as well as a great place for alumni to reconnect with the University. The addition of the Railyard Lofts at College Town is a part of the overall vision and goals for FSU College Town and the Tallahassee community as a whole.”

With a prime location overlooking Doak Campbell Stadium, the Railyard Lofts at College Town will feature 42 urban-style loft units, starting in the mid $200,000’s. Each two-bedroom unit features its own individual Game Day Mezzanine Deck for tailgating and watching the games. Additional highlights include stainless steel appliances; concrete floors; ten foot ceilings throughout the majority of the unit; spacious showers with rain heads in the master bath; a washer and dryer; granite countertops in kitchens and bathrooms; Wi-Fi throughout building; and more. Upgrade options for residents include a 60” television with surround sound system, and a Game Day kitchen island bar set up complete with a wine cooler, ice machine, and a wine and bottle rack. The property will also feature a state-of-the-art fitness facility, as well as a designer furnished Club Room and Business Center with large screen TV and bar, which will serve as a common area for residents to utilize to accommodate larger groups and parties.

“College Town is the catalyst for the revitalization and re-use of the Madison Street/Gaines Street area,” said Tim Petrillo, co-founder of Urban Street Development. “From current students looking for the perfect place to meet up with friends to alumni reliving game day traditions, College Town is quickly becoming the place to be in Tallahassee. Urban Street is proud to be a College Town developer and to have the opportunity to work on projects like these, which improve the local experience. FSU College Town has many tenants and has recently added Urban Outfitters to the list. For us to be able to announce the addition of the Railyard Lofts at College Town is exciting, and we are proud to offer such a uniquely tailored opportunity to the FSU community.”

The Railyard Lofts at College Town will be located at 826 West Gaines Street in Tallahassee, FL. Construction is scheduled to commence in August 2014 with anticipated completion scheduled for the fall of 2015, just in time for the start of the Florida State Seminoles 2015-2016 football season. For updates and more information, please visit http://www.therailyardlofts.com.

About FSU College Town
Located on the edge of the campus of Florida State University, and situated just steps from Doak Campbell, and Howser Baseball Stadium, FSU College Town at Madison Street is destined to become the heart of game day, fine dining, nightlife and year-round festivities for students and alumni alike. Brought to life by the Seminole Boosters, Inc., the mixed-use entertainment and residential district is a vision that has been in the works for close to three years. The Fort Lauderdale-based Urban Street Development was selected to oversee the design, build and management of the 156,000 square foot entertainment and student housing project, which will re-focus where the nightlife of Tallahassee comes together, in a perfectly located, pedestrian-friendly setting where students and alumni can enjoy a true college town experience. This first phase in the Booster’s “College Town Master Plan” has already inspired several nearby developments by other national student housing developers. By the fall of 2014, a once blighted warehouse district will be home to over 7,500 new student/residents. For more information, visit http://www.fsucollegetown.net.

About Urban Street Development
Based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Urban Street Development specializes in the design, development, construction, property management, real estate acquisition, programming, concept development, leasing and sales for a variety of businesses, properties and neighborhood revitalization projects. Led by the dynamic team of South Florida construction and real estate developer Alan Hooper and South Florida restaurateur and entrepreneur Tim Petrillo, Urban Street has designed, developed, constructed, managed, leased and sold a multitude of successful projects over the years. Together, they have successfully carved out a niche within the development of urban neighborhoods. The pair has built a “re-development” business in Urban Street that focuses on revitalization in areas within a variety of markets that possess the potential for growth and renewed lifestyle. The duo is responsible for the rebirth of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, and brings the same energy and success to all of Urban Street’s endeavors. For more information, visit http://www.urbanstreetdevelopment.com.


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