The award-winning Ronto Group announced that construction of the Phase III building at Naples Square is on schedule for completion and resident move-in in spring 2019. Naples Square is a walkable, bikeable community situated at the corner of 5th Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road that has transformed how people live in downtown Naples. Phase III construction topped off in late September. Finishes continue to be installed throughout the building. With the first two phases of the 300 unit, four-phase project already completed, Ronto continues to generate strong sales. Ronto recently processed its 200th binding sales contract at Naples Square. Phase III sales transactions worth more than $62 million have been processed and less than two dozen Phase III purchase opportunities remain available. The 77-unit Phase III building is now more than 70% sold. Three of the Phase III floor plans, the Barton, Dorset and Emerson plans, are sold out. Residences featuring Ronto’s Astoria, Biltmore, Chatham, Dover, and the two-story Fenwick floor plans remain available. Base pricing for the remaining residences ranges from $764,000 to $1,684,000. Three previously sold Phase II furnished models are open for viewing with a sales associate.
Homebuyers have been captivated by Naples Square’s location, walkable/bikeable lifestyle, amenities, and beautifully designed floor plans that offer an ideal downtown pied-a-terre or full-time residence at an attractive price point. Naples Square’s impact on the downtown district has been transformative. A mixture of Bermuda, British West Indies, and Coastal Contemporary architectural styles created by Matthew Kragh, AIA, owner of MHK Architecture & Planning, has brought a timeless flavor to Naples Square and created a visually appealing downtown landmark. A park-like landscape design by Christian Andrea of Architectural Land Design, Inc. that includes an attractive streetscape along Third Avenue South that bisects the community has created a pedestrian and biker friendly route that connects downtown with Bayfront. A dedicated public access linear park easement will stretch along the entire eastern edge of the Naples Square site and front Goodlette-Frank Road.
Naples Square continues to have a significant impact on the economic health of the downtown district, particularly in the Design District that has emerged in the 10th Street corridor between 5th Avenue South and 4th Avenue North. The Design District includes new eateries, bakeries, galleries, interior design studios, and specialty shops, many of which have been introduced as new residents continue to move into Naples Square. Ronto is continuing to refine plans for The Shoppes at Naples Square. The project will be a combination of retail and restaurant space that will be developed on the eastern edge of the Naples Square site. With zoning of up to 150,000 square feet of commercial space already approved, Ronto envisions The Shoppes at Naples Square as a project that will compliment and complete Naples Square’s walkable lifestyle. Gulfshore Playhouse has purchased of a three-acre tract within Naples Square. As planned, Gulfshore Playhouse will build a multimillion-dollar, 56,000 square feet complex that will include two theaters and an education wing to support programming for children, adults and families. The complex will be located at Goodlette-Frank Road and First Avenue South on the northern end of Naples Square.
The two and three-bedroom plus den Naples Square Phase III floor plans feature 10’ ceilings and open-air terraces. Standard details include porcelain tile flooring in the living areas, kitchens and baths in sizes up to 24” x 24”, 8-foot solid core interior doors, 8-foot exterior and sliding glass doors, lever-style door hardware, 8-inch clean-lined baseboards, 7-inch crown molding per plan, ventilated wood shelving in the owners’ closets, linen and pantry closets, and separate laundry rooms with a Whirlpool Duet front load washer and dryer and a utility sink in most plans. Phase III’s open kitchens will feature an enhanced appliance package with a gas cooktop and hood and a wall mounted oven and microwave. European frameless construction, full-overlay cabinetry with a variety of door profiles, finish selections and hardware, a stainless steel, under-mount sink with a pull-out spray faucet, and multiple granite and quartz countertop options that are three centimeters thick are included. The master bath features marble-topped vanities with dual sinks, large showers with bench seats and glass enclosures, soaking tubs with most floor plans, and a separate water closet room.
Three furnished Phase III models that were available for purchase with a leaseback have sold and will remain open for viewing upon completion of construction. The models feature the Phase III Biltmore, Chatham, and Dover floor plans. Baer’s Furniture’s Linda Kaufman is creating the interior for the Biltmore model. The Biltmore floor plan offers an ideal pied-a-terre or full-time residence. Three Biltmore residences priced from $927,500 remain available. A new iteration of the 1,529 square feet Phase I Ballard plan, the 1,698 square feet under air two-bedroom plus den Biltmore plan offers 11% more air-conditioned space, as well as a 242 square foot covered terrace that is 20% larger. Each Biltmore residence will overlook the Phase III building’s landscaped courtyard. The great room plan includes a counter-height island kitchen with a stainless-steel sink, dishwasher and a food preparation area. The great room, owner’s bedroom, and guest bedroom all open to the terrace. The owner’s suite includes walk-in closets and a bath with a glass-enclosed shower and his and her vanities.
Robb & Stucky’s Ingrid De Villiers and Rachelle Porco are designing the Chatham model. Fashioned after the Phase I Chelsea plan that includes 1,832 square feet of living space and a 214 square feet terrace, the Phase III Chatham two-bedroom plus den, two-and-a-half bath floor plan includes 1,883 square feet under air and a 260 square feet open-air balcony. The great room, owner’s bedroom, and guest bedroom all open to the balcony. The Phase III Chatham is available with courtyard views or east and west city views. The flowing floor plan features a kitchen with a peninsula counter height bar and food preparation area with a double sink and dishwasher. The powder bath is located in a hallway leading to the laundry room. The owner’s suite includes double walk-in closets and a bath with a glass-enclosed shower and tub and his and her vanities. Six Chatham residences priced from $967,000 are available.
Renee Gaddis, NCIDQ, ASID, GREEN AP, President and Principal Designer at Renee Gaddis Interiors is designing the interior of the Dover model. Based on the 2,264 square feet Phase I Denison plan, the Phase III Dover floor plan offers 2,375 square feet of living space, an increase of 111 square feet. The Dover also includes a 314 square feet open-air balcony. The plan features three bedrooms, a den, three baths, a great room and dining room, an island kitchen with counter height bar seating, and an L-shaped balcony that wraps around the corner of the building. The great room, dining room, and one of the guest bedrooms open to the balcony. The owner’s suite includes a bedroom with a private balcony, double walk-in closets and a bath with his and her vanities, a soaking tub, glass-enclosed shower, and a separate water closet. Just five Dover residences priced from $1,221,000 remain available.
Two downtown Naples sales centers represent Naples Square and Ronto’s Eleven Eleven Central community. One is located in unit 101 of the Naples Square Phase I building at 1030 3rd Avenue South. The other is situated at 100 Goodlette-Frank Road South. Both sales centers are open daily. Visit NaplesSquare.com or 1111Central.com.