LandSouth Construction Begins Projects in Tennessee, Florida

LandSouth Construction, a general contractor that focuses on multifamily developments, has begun building two new projects. They are Integra Preserve, an upscale apartment community in Collegedale, Tenn.; and American House, a senior living community in Bonita Springs, Fla.
Bonita Springs American House seniors

Rending of the planned Bonita Springs American House senior living community.

Jacksonville, Fla.—LandSouth Construction, a general contractor that focuses on multifamily developments, has begun building two new projects.  They are Integra Preserve, an upscale apartment community in Collegedale, Tenn.; and American House, a senior living community in Bonita Springs, Fla.

“There is a big demand for luxury apartments in the Chattanooga area,” James Pyle, president and CEO of Jacksonville-based LandSouth Construction, tells MHN.  “Integra Preserve will help meet that demand.  American House will be providing affordable senior living care.  The demand for affordable senior living and care is great and growing in the Southwestern area of Florida.”

Located near Chattanooga and set on a 14-acre parcel, Integra Preserve will be a gated, garden-style apartment community featuring six apartment buildings, four carriage homes and 220 residences.  The one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments will range in size from 766 to 1,278 square feet, and feature 42-inch cabinets, ceramic tile, French doors, garden tubs and washer and dryer.

Common-area amenities will include a 4,800-square-foot clubhouse, cabana pool pavilion, fitness center and outdoor grill area.  Built to National Green Building Standards, Integra Preserve is slated for completion in May, 2015.

The $18.6 million project is being developed by Panther Chattanooga/Preserves LLC, while the architect is Charlan Brock & Associates.

At Collegedale, “due to continued employment growth, student interest and lack of new supply, the vacancy rate is expected to continue to improve, with rents continuing to post strong gains,” Pyle says. “Collegedale now is one of the fastest growing cities in Tennessee.  Homeowners are opting to go with rental options over home ownership.  With its growing employment base, the Chattanooga area’s apartment market is one of the Southeast’s strongest.”

The other project, American House, is to be a three-phase senior living campus set on 25 lush acres next to the Imperial River in Old Bonita Springs.

American House will feature independent and assisted living with full kitchens, and will also offer a 50-unit memory care building.  The first phase will include 60 one-bedroom, 25 studio and five two-bedroom units.  The second phase will deliver 40 one-bedroom memory care residences.

Resident amenities will include full restaurant service, resident activity service, resident activity rooms, aerobic swimming pool, lake walking path, fountains, gardens and exterior patios and verandas.  The developer is AH Bonita Springs LLC.  Progressive Associates is the architect of the first two phases of the $13.68 million project.  Completion is slated for May 2015.

At Bonita Springs, American House will offer a variety of affordable, quality senior living options.  “For many renters, that’s a place that feels like home, a place where you can feel both content and at ease, engaged and social,” Pyle says.  “[It’s] a place where you can do as much or as little as you like.  American House will be a relaxed and friendly apartment-style community for long-term independent living, licensed assisted living or short-term supportive care.”

Noting his company has built 8,000 multifamily, senior and student housing residences in its 16-year history, Pyle says, “We have had a great start on both [projects] since the groundbreakings.

“With that much experience, we have time-tested systems and processes that help our project and field managers meet the requirements of the job.”

LandSouth Construction is employing an integrated approach in building both communities.  In this approach, each service component works together to provide a seamless delivery system.

The components have been designed and refined to be complementary.  Each is performance-enhanced with proven procedures, tested systems and the latest technologies.  The construction process is designed to provide the maximum value possible for LandSouth Construction clients.

LandSouth has just completed Integra Hills in Chattanooga, and is now in the process of constructing additional multifamily communities in Raleigh, N.C., and in Jacksonville, Oviedo and Delray Beach, Fla.