Clubhouse and apartments progressing at Milano Lakes

Three residential buildings are now under roof with work progressing on the interiors at Milano Lakes, a new apartment community off Collier Boulevard at The Lords Way in South Naples.

“All eight residential buildings are in various stages of construction,” said Gary Hains, partner with FL Star, developer of Milano Lakes Apartments. “We are moving ahead with work on the community amenities and garages as well.”

Interior framing and mechanicals are underway on the community clubhouse, a 5,488-square-foot clubhouse with a resort-style swimming pool and a fitness center. The building reflects the influence of Mediterranean architecture and will be the centerpiece of social gatherings in the community. A children’s playground is planned to round out the amenities.

Hains said the community is on schedule to make the first apartments available for occupancy by the fourth quarter of this year.

Located on a 23-acre site, Milano Lakes will include 296 apartment homes in eight buildings, offering one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Within the community, 96 detached garages are planned.

Occupants will be able to choose from four floor plans, ranging from a one-bedroom design with 808 air-conditioned square feet and 889 total square feet to a three-bedroom apartment with 1,439 air-conditioned square feet and a total of 1,545 square feet. Each unit will include laundry facilities, a master suite with a walk-in closet and dual sinks in the master bath, an island kitchen with a dining area, and a lanai.

Milano Lakes is being developed by an affiliate of FL Star, a conglomerate of real estate entities led by Gary Hains and David E. Torres.

Other projects by FL Star include Sapphire Cove, a new community of single-family homes off Collier Boulevard in Naples, and Arrowhead Reserve, a community of single-family homes in Immokalee. FL Star also provides management services for commercial and industrial buildings for real estate owners and condominium associations including maintenance, collection of rents and financial reporting.

For information about Milano Lakes Apartments, contact Gary Hains by email at

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