ORLANDO, Fla. – Universal Parks & Resorts has released the list of potential developers for its affordable housing project.

What You Need To Know

  • Universal releases list of potential developers for affordable housing project

  • List includes 5 candidates, including Florida-based developers

  • Housing for Tomorrow project will create community of 1,000 apartments

  • Universal plans to select a development partner spring 2021

The list of builders up for consideration for the Housing for Tomorrow project has been narrowed down to five candidates, Universal announced Thursday.

The final candidates include Miami-based Atlantic Pacific Communities; the team of Atlanta-based Columbia Residential and Charlotte-based Crosland Southeast; the team of Atlanta-based Integral Group, Miami-based Bravis Group, and Tampa-based Wire Development; St. Louis-based McCormack Baron Salazar; and Altamonte Springs-based Wendover Housing Partners.

The candidates were selected from a pool of 17 specialized developers from across the country that had expressed interest in the project.

“Universal was pleased with the response to its initial request for interest from the country’s top affordable housing developers,” Universal said in a release. “All the developers share Universal’s belief that affordable housing is a human right and have experience creating resident-focused communities that inspire growth and are places residents are proud to live.”

As part of the Housing for Tomorrow project, a community consisting of 1,000 apartments will be built on 20 acres of land Universal has pledged to use for affordable housing.

In October, Universal announced it had begun searching for a developer for the project. It also launched a website, housingfortomorrow.com, which includes an overview for the project as well as its vision.

Universal plans to select its development partner by spring 2021.