The Ronto Group reported that the roof levels of the northwest and southwest quadrants of the Phase I residential building at Naples Square have been poured and topped off and that seventy-three Phase I residences remain on schedule for completion by fall of this year. In addition to the topping off of the quadrants on the building’s west side, the first elevated decks on the northeast and southeast quadrants have been poured and the building’s u-shaped architectural design has become better defined.
Naples Square is a new community being developed by Ronto at the corner of 5th Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples. Naples Square’s walk-able lifestyle and the availability of one and two story, two and three bedroom plus den floor plans from over 1,200 to over 3,600 square feet under air with open-concept living areas and open-air terraces priced from the $600’s have made it one of Naples’ most desirable communities. Binding and pending sales contracts worth over $42 million have been processed for Phase I residences at Naples Square. Phase I is now over 80% sold. Reservations for Phase II residences worth over $13 million have already been processed since Ronto introduced its plans for Naples Square’s second building in mid-January.
Naples Square will provide downtown with a level of connectivity and accessibility that has not been available to this point. The community will bring a welcomed sense of cohesion to downtown by connecting 5th Avenue South to Bayfront with access on 10th Street via 3rd Avenue South. Vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic will flow easily from 10th Street to Bayfront on a redesigned segment of 3rd Avenue South between 10th and Goodlette-Frank Road that will bisect the Naples Square community. Residents of Naples Square, as well as visitors and residents elsewhere in Old Naples, will enjoy more immediate access to shopping, dining, and entertainment venues throughout the entire downtown district from Bayfront west to the beach.
As construction progresses, the connectivity that Naples Square will afford is becoming evident. Underground utility infrastructure work is nearing completion on 3rd Avenue South that will run through the community and connect downtown to Naples Square and Bayfront. Curbs along 3rd Avenue South have been installed. The 3rd Avenue South streetscape will be finished with brick pavers and landscaping designed to provide a park-like ambiance. The roundabouts and fountains that will serve as Naples Square’s signature memory points will begin taking shape as construction of the 3rd Avenue South streetscape progresses. Residents will have the convenience of a commercial component fronting Goodlette-Frank Road east of the residential buildings. A green space will separate the residential and commercial components. The separation will contribute to Naples Square’s sense of place and establish a tranquil feeling.
MHK Architecture and Planning owner Matthew Kragh, AIA, and MHK’s Erik Young have created an architectural design that will take full advantage of Naples Square’s captivating landscape designed by Christian Andrea of Architectural Land Design, Inc. The u-shaped Phase I and Phase II residential buildings will be situated with their open ends facing one another. Juxtaposing the buildings allowed Kragh to create amenity courtyards over each building’s parking level and to design residences with long-range, courtyard views. The majority of the Naples Square residences will have views of the community’s internal amenity courtyards, fountain features, and lushly landscaped streetscapes.
Naples Square’s light-filled, open floor plans offer 10’ ceilings, designer kitchens, chic master bedrooms and designer flooring throughout. Exceptional standard finishes have been specified by Renee Gaddis Interiors. 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, contemporary, lever-style door hardware, 8-inch clean-lined baseboards, 7-inch crown molding per plan, ventilated wood shelving in the bedroom, linen and pantry closets, and laundry rooms with a Whirlpool Duet front load washer and dryer and a utility sink in most plans. The kitchen designs include KitchenAid Architect Series II stainless steel appliances, 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. The master baths feature marble-topped vanities with dual sinks, showers with bench seats and glass enclosures, soaking tubs with most floor plans, and a separate water closet room. Controlled access under-building parking is included.
Renee Gaddis Interiors has designed the Phase I common areas to include a neutral color palette of greys, beiges, browns, and slight aqua accents. As planned, clean-lined architectural details and materials will provide a coastal feeling with a modern twist. Residents will enjoy an assortment of amenities, including a professionally designed fitness center with state-of-the-art strength and cardio equipment, a courtyard amenity deck featuring a resort-style heated swimming pool and spa, sundeck, pavilion bar with gas grills, and a gas fire table with seating, as well as state-of-the art technology, convenient private storage, bicycle storage within the garage, and secure under building parking. The club room and a terrace will open to the pool area and include a bar, large screen television, a billiards room, and a furnished fire pit area on the courtyard level. Naples Square will be staffed by a professional management team that includes full-time maintenance and housekeeping personnel.
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