Lil’ Abner Apartments II
Construction began in August 2021, and now it’s a reality! The Lil’ Abner Apartments II has opened its doors! The building was designed by the architectural firm Burgos Lanza & Associates Inc. With over 250,000 square feet and a total of 244 units, this eight-story apartment complex offers one and two-bedroom accommodation options, ranging in size from 588 to 940 square feet. It features an outdoor pool, clubhouse, gym, tennis court, and even parking for residents and visitors. Located in Sweetwater, Florida, and close to shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Affordable for seniors whose income does not exceed 60% of the area’s median income. Plus, convenience and safety, two words that could not be missing if we are talking about Lil’ Abner Apartments II.
Architectural Firm: Burgos Lanza & Associates
An architectural firm based in Coral Gables, Florida, specializing in providing customized and high-quality architectural design solutions for its clients. Burgos Lanza & Associates has successfully completed numerous construction projects in Florida and around the world. The firm has been recognized for its excellence in design and has specialized in commercial, residential, and institutional buildings. With an experienced team of architects, designers, and construction professionals, the firm offers a wide range of design services, including conceptual design, planning and interior design, structural engineering, lighting design, and landscaping.
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING FIRM: Eastern Engineering Group
Eastern Engineering Group performed the structural engineering on this new construction. Our scope of work at Lil Abner II included the signed and sealed structural calculations and drawings. We also provided the aspects related to structural design, which included the selection of foundation type, reinforced concrete block load-bearing walls, reinforced concrete or structural steel columns, as well as two-way reinforced flat concrete floor and roof systems. Eastern Engineering Group made sure that the design met all Florida building code regulations and standards.
The lack of affordable housing is a problem that affects many communities in general, and Sweetwater is no exception. However, thanks to the Lil Abner Apartments project, this situation could improve. We must mention that 40% of the units in this complex are specifically earmarked for people with limited incomes. And if this weren’t enough, we can say that more projects like this are on the way.