The Ronto Group’s vision for Naples Square is grounded in the desire to create a place that offers a walkable, bikeable lifestyle that puts downtown Naples at the community’s doorstep. Ronto’s vision is now a reality. By night, the bike racks in the secure parking garage at the completed Phase I building are full, ready to fulfill the next day’s adventures. Residents enjoy strolling past the lighted fountains and manicured streetscape on Naples Square’s redesigned segment of 3rd Avenue South, making their way to the shopping venues, eateries, and late-night entertainment just a short walk away on 5th Avenue South and at Bayfront. The downtown district is enjoying a level of connectivity offering new possibilities for downtown’s residents and visitors who are intent on enjoying every facet of historic Naples from Bayfront west to the beach.
Naples Square’s site plan by Matthew Kragh, AIA, owner of MHK Architecture & Planning, ties the community into the fabric of the Old Naples street system and into plans of the Naples Pathway Committee and the City of Naples. Pavered streetscapes and sidewalks within the community, including the fountains at each of Naples Square’s roundabouts, have transformed existing city streets to create a cohesiveness that has united every element of downtown by connecting 5th Avenue South to Bayfront with access on 10th Street via 3rd Avenue South.
The landscape design along the redesigned segment of 3rd Avenue South was created by Christian Andrea of Architectural Land Design, Inc. Andrea’s design has brought a park-like ambiance to Naples Square while merging the pavered roadways, entry water features, and the fountain roundabouts with Washingtonia and Medjool Date palm trees and a mix of plantings. Oak trees will create a canopy to provide shade and further soften the building mass. Plantings that will perform well in Naples’ climate are also incorporated in the design, and include Clusia, Variegated Dwarf Schefflera, and Bougainvillea. Asian Jasmine, a carpet-like ground cover, is used in the pedestrian areas. Naples Square’s intersections, crossings, and building entries are identified by tall palms. Building corners adjacent to the community’s roundabouts are softened by tall, scattered height Washingtonia palms.
Kragh’s mixture of Bermuda, British West Indies, and Coastal Contemporary architectural styles is bringing a timeless flavor to Naples Square and offers an appealing design that maintains the integrity of the residences’ views. Naples Square’s u-shaped buildings will be situated with their open ends facing one another, allowing Kragh to create amenity courtyards over each building’s parking level. The majority of the residences have views of the amenity courtyards, fountain features, and landscaped streetscapes.
With sales contracts worth over $51 million already processed, Phase II is over 75% sold. Phase II is scheduled for completion in first quarter, 2017, a timeframe that allows Phase II residents to enjoy their new homes during the 2017 season. Ronto is accepting reservations for Phase III residences. Eight Phase III floor plans range from 1,460 to 3,238 square feet under air and are priced from the $700’s.
The Naples Square Sales Gallery at 100 South Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples is open daily. Visit NaplesSquare.com.