Location: Gainesville, Florida

Type: Student Housing

Scheduled Delivery: July 2024

Units: 151

Beds: 587

The Sweetberries project is a 587-bed luxury student housing community located in Gainesville, Florida. The development will consist of three residential buildings and one parking garage.

The 175,140 GSF community will include two 5-story residential buildings with amenities, a one-story residential building, and a 7-story parking garage.

Building 1 will consist of a 5-story residential building totaling 125,100 GSF and will feature 64 units, a clubhouse with amenities, trash compactors, and additional areas.

Building 2 will include a 5-story residential building totaling 132,710 GSF and will provide 82 units, a clubhouse with a pool, amenities, trash compactors, and additional areas.

Building 3 will consist of a 1-story residential building totaling 4,409 GSF and will offer 3 units.

The 7-story parking garage will encompass 175,140 GSF and provide 579 total parking spaces. The parking spaces will be designated into 10 ADA space-van parking spaces, 108 scooter parking spaces, and 461 standard parking spaces.

Construction will generally be a wood frame with brick, fiber cement trim, stucco, and metal panel exterior façade with additional aluminum canopies. The building slabs will be post-tensioned concrete slabs on grade.  Interior finishes will consist of painted drywall walls and ceilings with a textured finish, a mixture of carpet, luxury vinyl tile, and ceramic tile.

Wood cabinetry and trim with solid surface quartz countertops will be installed throughout the complex. Apartment units will include screened patios, washers and dryers, stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets, and shaker-style cabinets. The roofing for Buildings 1 & 2 will consist of single-ply TPO roofing membrane system (fully adhered) roofing. The roofing for Building 3 will consist of traditional asphalt shingles.

Site improvements will consist of water, storm, and sewer utilities that tie into existing public utilities. The site improvements will also include resort-style hardscaping, landscaping, irrigation, asphalt paving, and concrete sidewalks.



James a. Gray

Gray co-founded FaverGray in 2005 and has more than 45 years of experience in design and construction management in the residential, commercial and industrial market sectors. As CEO, Gray is responsible for leading the development of FaverGray’s short and long term strategy, creating and implementing FaverGray’s vision and mission, maintaining awareness of the competitive market landscape, evaluating expansion opportunities and industry developments, maintaining social awareness and responsibility within FaverGray’s market sectors, assessing and managing corporate risks and management of banking and surety relationships.