The University of Miami is preparing to spend about $155 million to build an 1,100-bed dormitory complex next to a lake on the UM campus in Coral Gables.
The Coral Gables Development Review Committee met Friday to discuss the dormitory project, part of a master plan for the UM campus that the city approved in 2010.
The project, which could advance without a vote by the city commission, is pending approval by Coral Gables planning director. Construction of the dormitory complex also requires a favorable vote by the University of Miami board of trustees.
The complex, designed by Miami-based architecture firm Arquitectonica, would open by the fall of 2019. The 23-building dormitory complex would be built on about nine acres in the middle of the UM campus next to Lake Osceola.