Land Development Projects

 

Palmetto Ridge High School

As the site civil engineer for the Palmetto Ridge High School project, Hole Montes, Inc. was responsible for the master planning of the site to enhance its feasibility for future Collier County Public School usage. Additional services included surveying, site development, and permitting for this 2,000-student school located on a 135-acre campus in Golden Gate Estates.

Other site facilities included a 450-car parking lot, soccer, softball, baseball and football practice fields and a stadium complex for football and track.

The rural location of the high school demanded some specific needs including a potable water distribution and sanitary sewer collection system which Hole Montes designed. Additionally, traffic analysis with recommended improvements took place on Oil Well Road to accommodate the increased road usage. Hole Montes prepared the engineering plans for roadway construction that encompassed turning lanes and a new signal at the school's entrance. The firm coordinated all aspects of the roadway enhancements with the Collier County Transportation Department throughout the design process.

In coordination with the design of Palmetto Ridge High School site, Hole Montes prepared preliminary layouts for a future Satellite Transportation Facility which would serve schools located in the northern part of Collier County. The Facility would accommodate employee/bus parking and maintenance and repair facilities.

This project was, like many school projects, a fast-track project due to the necessity to open the school earlier than originally anticipated. We were able to fast-track the project and construction began in January 2003.