GATES Construction has started site development for the Flamingo Cottages at Everglades National Park and Preserve. Located deep within the park and directly on the Florida Bay at the Southern most tip of the Florida peninsula, the new vacation rental cottages will be managed by Guest Services Company of Virginia, LLC, a best-in-class hospitality management firm with a 100+ year history of award-winning national and state park, hotel, resort, and luxury community management. The four cottage buildings will consist of 24 rental units made of eco-friendly recycled shipping containers set 20 – 22 feet above ground on concrete pillars. These units will be available in three floorplans; 300 SF studio, 420 SF one-bedroom and 640 SF two-bedroom, all featuring kitchenettes. A new restaurant will offer casual breakfast, lunch, and dinner options.  Guests will have access to under building parking as well as open parking for boats. Onsite docks and ramps will be available for kayak and boat launch. Boat rentals are also available for visitors who would like to explore the national park. GATES will begin construction of the cottages and restaurant in the spring of 2021.