Livingston Street and Terry Avenue View, Looking Northwest

Discover Creative Urban Living at UnionWest Student Housing

UnionWest at Creative Village is a 15-story mixed-use building that contains approximately 640 student housing beds; 105,000 square feet of academic and education support space leased to UCF and Valencia College; ground floor restaurant/commercial space; and an integrated parking garage. The building opened in August 2019 concurrent with the opening of the UCF Downtown and Valencia College Downtown campus at Creative Village, which has approximately 8,000 students, faculty and staff.

UnionWest represents a $105 million project investment, which makes it one of the largest privately financed buildings in the history of Downtown Orlando. UnionWest is the only purpose-built student housing project for UCF Downtown and Valencia College Downtown. The project opened in August 2019 at over 95% occupancy.

UnionWest was developed by the Ustler Group of Companies in partnership with Development Ventures Group, Inc. It is located at the northwest corner of Livingston Street and Terry Avenue at Creative Village in Downtown Orlando.


  • 50,000 square feet of academic space leased to UCF for classrooms, offices, student support and an 8,000 square foot Downtown Campus recreation and wellness facility.
  • 55,000 square feet of academic space leased to Valencia College for classrooms, offices and teaching kitchens, which is home to the Walt Disney World® Center for Culinary Arts and Hospitality.
  • 12,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space. UnionWest retail tenants include Dunkin’, Subway, Qdoba Mexican Eats, Vera Asian and Addition Financial (formerly CFE Credit Union).


  • 640 beds of purpose-built student housing. Student housing is affiliated with UCF and managed by Campus Advantage. The housing is open to both UCF and Valencia College students.

  • Each residential floor features “gathering rooms” for studying, entertainment and socializing along with a full kitchen and laundry facility.

  • There is also The Collaborative, a resident-only club room with lounge and study areas, a gaming/media center, community activities and a large outdoor patio overlooking Downtown Orlando.


There is an integrated parking garage with approximately 600 spaces. Public and visitor parking is available.