Sailboat Bend

Located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, this 110-unit, nine-story apartment complex development with parking garage presented some difficult engineering challenges, including its close proximity to a tidal river, along with a four-lane road with an active drawbridge.

The builder turned to HSQ Group to provide site planning design and seek entitlement approvals through the City of Fort Lauderdale. HSQ likewise provided civil engineering design for the site’s water, sewer, and stormwater drainage systems, as well as for the pavement around the complex.

As part of the contract, HSQ also had to coordinate and pursue permitting through the Broward County Highway Division, City of Fort Lauderdale, the Broward County Environmental Review Department (for the drainage system), and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.