Eastern quadrants of Naples Square's Phase I building topped-off

05/04/2015

The Ronto Group reported that, with the completion of the roof levels of the northeast and southeast quadrants of the Phase I residential building at Naples Square, the U-shaped building is structurally topped off and 73 Phase I residences remain on schedule for completion by fall of this year.

On the west side of the building, the slab on grade that will serve as the floor for the controlled access under-building parking garage and for the first level residences has been poured. The interior corridors on the west side’s levels two and higher have been framed and framing of the second-level residences has started. Window and sliding glass door installation is underway on levels two, three, and four. Installation of mechanical systems, electrical, plumbing, and fire sprinklers has also begun.

With the structure topped off and a significant portion of the architectural roof trusses on the west side of the building installed, the visual appeal of the design created by MHK Architecture and Planning owner Matthew Kragh, AIA and MHK’s Erik Young is becoming evident. Phase I construction will reach a major milestone the third week of April when the construction crane will be removed from the middle of the building and construction of the courtyard amenity deck over the parking garage will begin. Stuccoing of the west side of the building will begin during the last two weeks of April.

Naples Square is being developed by Ronto at the corner of Fifth Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples. Naples Square’s one- and two-story, two- and three-bedroom with den floor plans, ranging from 1,200 to 3,800 square feet under air with open-concept living areas and open-air terraces, are priced starting in the $600s.

Naples Square’s Phase I building is 85 percent sold with $47 million in binding and pending contracts already processed. Purchase agreements for Phase II residences are now being accepted and reservations worth more than $20 million are being converted to contracts. Ronto expects to break ground on the second residential building this summer.

Naples Square’s light-filled, open floor plans offer 10-foot 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, 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.

As construction progresses, the unprecedented connectivity that Naples Square will bring to downtown is becoming evident. The community will bring a welcomed sense of cohesion to downtown by connecting Fifth Avenue South to Bayfront with access on 10th Street South via Third Avenue South. Vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic will flow easily from 10th Street to Bayfront on a redesigned segment of Third 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 downtown from Bayfront west to the beach. Residents will also 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.

A landscape design by Christian Andrea of Architectural Land Design Inc. will bring a parklike feeling to the Naples Square site. Andrea’s design merges pavered roadways, entry water features, and fountain roundabouts with Washingtonia and Medjool Date palms and a mix of plantings. Oak trees will create a canopy to provide shade and soften the building mass. Intersections, crossings and building entries will be identified by palms. Building corners adjacent to the community’s roundabouts will be softened by scattered height Washingtonia palms. The streetscapes will be lined with palms interspersed with flower beds, strips of green, and landscaped areas separating the sidewalks and buildings.

The architectural design created by Kragh and Young will take full advantage of Andrea’s landscape design. 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 the 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 landscaped streetscapes.

Renee Gaddis Interiors has designed the Phase I common areas to include a neutral color palette of grays, beiges, browns, and slight aqua accents. As planned, clean-lined architectural details and materials will provide a coastal feeling with a modern twist. Twisted brown and silver juniper branches will create visual interest and bring texture to the neutral color palette.

The first-floor elevator lobbies are slated to include terrazzo floors. Tile flooring with a wood look will be featured in the upper floor elevator lobbies to create a less commercial and more residential ambiance.

Custom panels of asymmetrical blocks will serve as interesting accents on some of the elevator lobby walls. As planned, a club room will include a large counter-height bar table in a recycled glass material and a bar accent wall with a Mother of Pearl wall covering. The club room bathrooms will feature tongue-and-groove wood architectural details mixed with the wood-look tile on the walls, as well as large basin sinks with linear drains that are incorporated in a countertop fashioned from a man-made material with a concrete look.

Residents will also enjoy a fitness center, a courtyard amenity deck featuring a resort-style heated swimming pool and spa, sun deck, pavilion bar with gas grills, and a gas fire table with seating, as well as state-of-the art technology, private storage, bicycle storage within the garage, and secure under building parking.

The Naples Square Sales Gallery is at 100 Goodlette-Frank Road S. Online at NaplesSquare.com.