The Mosaic Company, the world’s leading producer of phosphate-based crop nutrients and one of Florida’s largest landowners, had a vision of showcasing the potential of previously mined land while creating needed job opportunities. The result of this commitment to environmental and economic sustainability is Streamsong Resort, a luxury golf, spa, and nature-based retreat nestled within 16,000 acres between Tampa and Orlando in rural Polk County, Florida. The project consists of a three-story golf clubhouse and a six-story, 305,000-square-foot lodge. The lodge features 228 luxury guest rooms, a conference center, a full-service spa, a lakeside infinity pool, fine and casual dining restaurants, a rooftop bar, and outdoor amenities including guided bass fishing, sporting clays, tennis courts, and hiking and birding trails.
It wasn’t just the landscape’s characteristics that proved challenging, but also the regulations and standards that governed work on the development. Mosaic’s mining activities are regulated under the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) safety regulations rather than Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, a regulatory regime with which PCL is far more familiar. The project team was able to build a relationship with Mosaic by demonstrating the merits of PCL’s rigorous safety program, eventually winning the client’s trust and support for PCL’s safety policy as the governing safety program for the project.