LHA West Lake Village

Lakeland, Florida

  • Client: Lakeland Housing Authority (LHA)
  • Location: Lakeland, FL
  • Market Sector: Multi-Family

The Lakeland Housing Authority’s (LHA) mission is to provide affordable housing to low-income families that is decent, safe, and sanitary. With this goal in mind, The Lunz Group participated in their community development plan for the West Lake Village. Built along scenic Lake Beulah, West Lake is a mixed-income, mixed-use community offering 4 different living styles.

The LHA hopes to modernize the area by introducing an amenity-rich community experience. The mixed-use portion of the development will combine ground-level retail and amenities with high-density upper floor apartments to create a dynamic urban living experience, perfect for younger residents and active singles. 2-story townhouse-style apartments offer more privacy and space, ideal for small families on a budget.

Another living option is the single-story bungalow court, which offers a “front porch experience”, and emulates a quiet, spacious, suburban neighborhood. As an alternative to traditional senior communities, the group home portion offers autonomy, peace, and a sense of home at a reasonable cost. With shared central amenities and an elegant garden courtyard, these group homes are tailored to the senior lifestyle. Amenities include on-location dining and retail, a basketball court, and a community courtyard.

Construction has begun for the new multifamily affordable housing apartments. The Housing Authority hopes to open up applications at the end of summer 2020 and have people move in by December.