UCF Downtown Orlando Campus Affiliated Housing at Creative Village

Redefining the Student Living Experience in Downtown Orlando

UnionWest is a 15-story mixed-use building in Creative Village, a $1.5 billion mixed-use development that is home to the UCF Downtown and Valenica College Downtown campus with approximately 8,000 students, faculty and staff. UnionWest offers 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.

UnionWest Student Living is officially designated as UCF Downtown Campus Affiliated Housing. It is the only purpose-built student housing for UCF Downtown and Valencia College Downtown.

UnionWest was developed by the Ustler Group of Companies in partnership with Development Ventures Group, Inc. and it represents one of the largest privately financed buildings in the history of Downtown Orlando. The building opened in August 2019 concurrent with the opening of the UCF Downtown and Valencia College Downtown campus.


  • 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. UnionWest Student Living is UCF Downtown Campus Affiliated Housing 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 a resident-only clubroom with lounge and study areas, a gaming/media center, community activities and a large outdoor skydeck overlooking Downtown Orlando.


Integrated parking garage with approximately 600 spaces. Public and visitor parking is available.