Chastain-Skillman (CS) has been involved in every phase of the development of the Oakbridge DRI site. The Alexan Apartments at Lakeside Village phase consists of twelve, 3-story apartment buildings and a clubhouse on approximately 21 acres of land.
Located on the immediate north side of the recently completed Lakeside Village shopping center, Alexan comprises 312 living units and amenities such as a clubhouse and swimming pool.
CS began with a due diligence effort that secured commitments for water and sewer capacity from the City of Lakeland. Unlike most apartment complexes, these buildings contain fire sprinklers. Therefore, fire mains and backflow preventers were included in the design. CS coordinated location and elevation of the electric conduit designed by Lakeland Electric to be consistent with other underground utilities. We considered access by the City of Lakeland Fire Department and responded with site plan modifications to soils issues of the previously phosphate mined land. Accommodations for future condominiums were made in the current plans.
Even after the design was completed and approved by all agencies, a significant number of easements for access and utilities were required, including those for a major area drainage channel modification, drainage and access through private roads of Lakeside Village, construction vehicle access, water, sewer, electric, cable TV, telephone, and natural gas. We are proud of our prompt resolution of many record drawing and project and utility certification issues.