Willow Landing is a community in Naples, Florida. Our team designed an amenities campus for the neighborhood which includes 450 homes for residents over the age of 55. The project design includes a clubhouse, pool, pool deck, bathhouse, parking lot, tennis courts, garden, trash compactor and mail kiosk. We were responsible for the design of the site layout, structure, foundation, utility layout, grading, drainage and construction planning. The key aspects of our design were safety, sustainability and functionality.
The design creates an eco-friendly campus that incorporates green components throughout the site. We made a space for solar panels that could be used to power the lights in the clubhouse and on the pool deck. A rain garden at the site entrance collects stormwater to prevent erosion and remove toxins from the runoff. We specified a variety of plants for the garden, including willow trees. Willows, in particular, absorb large amounts of metals and other toxins.
The undeveloped site is mostly flat, cleared and grubbed marshland. The drainage and grading designs are critical to mitigate flooding. The clubhouse is constructed from timber and is designed as two buildings connected by a breezeway, providing direct access to the pool deck. Site utilities include stormwater, drinking water and sanitary sewer. Planned pipes for each utility connect to existing pipes just outside the site.