The Academical Village is designed as a vibrant, living community and exemplary model of smart growth. This design will provide a sustainable, synergistic environment for area residents, faculty, students, and the community to live, learn, shop, and play. As Florida's finest example of New Urbanism, The Village will feature a tree-lined, central boulevard intersecting a road that circles the entire campus. The core of this urban setting will be a large outdoor piazza, complete with fountains and outdoor seating areas, as the heart of an active and celebratory retail marketplace and an integral part of campus and community. Ground floor retail will create a pedestrian-friendly, vibrant village concept and appeal to the affluent consumers who reside, work, and study in this area.