First building tops out at Milano Lakes apartments

The first building has topped out at Milano Lakes, a new apartment community off Collier Boulevard at The Lords Way in South Naples. The community encompasses more than 23 acres and will include 296 apartment homes in eight buildings, offering one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Within the community, 96 detached garages are planned.

“Construction is moving along at a good pace,” said Gary Hains, partner with FL Star, developer for Milano Lakes Apartments. “Building 5 is the first building to reach top out. Three other buildings are well under way, with one building at the second floor, another at first-floor block and the next building is in the process of having the elevator pit being dug.”

Construction is also under way on the enclosed garages that will be available for lease, and work on the perimeter wall has begun. Excavation of the lakes has been completed.

The first apartments are on schedule to be available for occupancy by the third quarter 2017. 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 1,545 total square feet. Interiors have been designed to live like a home with laundry facilities within each unit, 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.

In addition, the community will offer residents a 5,488-square-foot clubhouse for social gatherings, a resort-style swimming pool, a fitness center and a children’s playground.

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 include 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 more information about Milano Lakes Apartments, contact Gary Hains, Lords Way Apartments LLC, email

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