Land Development Projects

 

Eighty Acres East of Barron Collier

Naples, Collier County, Florida

Hole Montes, Inc. created the master plan for this 80-acre site which encompasses the Administration Center, Osceola Elementary School and Osceola Trail, a roadway which traverses the project intersecting with Livingston and Pine Ridge Roads and the interior roadway system. The new roadway system provides flexible access and traffic circulation for Barron Collier High School and the District's Transportation and Maintenance headquarters.

Hole Montes created a stormwater management plan and provided civil engineering of the site and ancillary buildings. The environmental permitting was very complex as more than half of the 80-acres was claimed as jurisdictional wetlands. Hole Montes worked closely with the Army Corps. of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District to resolve the permitting issues.

The Administration Complex is a 120,000 square-foot, five-story building and is the first new administration facility since the original was built in the early 1970s. The Complex was necessary as the explosive population growth in Southwest Florida and its accompanying increase in school staff meant that satellite offices and portable buildings started to spread throughout Naples. This new facility brought all of the District administrative staff under one roof.

Hole Montes provided design, permitting and construction supervision of site improvements for Osceola Elementary School. This included preliminary planning and design, civil engineering plans and document production, the development of a quality control plan, construction cost estimates and construction management. Additionally, the project included landscape and irrigation improvements including the utilization of "Smart Landscape" and Xeriscape principals. Other site facilities included staff and visitor parking areas and baseball fields. Since these fields are shared between the School District and the Collier County's Department of Parks and Recreation, the baseball fields needed to be designed and constructed to Little League's specifications.