Construction at Milano Lakes Apartments progressing

Construction is moving ahead at a steady pace at Milano Lakes, a new apartment community off Collier Boulevard at The Lords Way in South Naples.

“The first building is beginning to show what the finished apartments will be,” said Gary Hains, partner with FL Star, developer for Milano Lakes Apartments. “Drywall is complete, the interior cabinets have been installed and the building has been painted. Other buildings are progressing in sequential stages.”

Installation of cabinets is in progress in another building, drywall is complete and stucco in progress in a third, with roofing in progress on two additional buildings. The remaining three buildings are in various stages of block work.

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

“It is exciting to see the project coming together,” he said.

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 home with 1,439 air-conditioned square feet and 1,545 total 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.

Residents of Milano Lakes will enjoy a variety of amenities. The community offers 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.

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, Lords Way Apartments LLC by email:

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