The Shoppes at Naples Square will complete downtown walkable lifestyle

04/08/2017

Naples Daily News

The Ronto Group announced plans for The Shoppes at Naples Square at the corner of Fifth Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples. The project will be a combination of retail and restaurant space that will be developed on the eastern edge of the Naples Square condominium site.

The 300-unit condominium development’s success has continued with the recent completion and delivery of its second phase. Phase I sold out before completion in December 2015, while the recently finished Phase II has six units remaining for immediate purchase. Ronto recently began conversions from reservations to contracts on the newly designed and enhanced Phase III.

The development continues to transform how people live in the Naples downtown district. With zoning of up to 150,000 square feet of commercial space approved, Ronto envisions The Shoppes at Naples Square as a project that will compliment and complete Naples Square’s walkable lifestyle. The Shoppes are expected to provide residents with choices of both casual and full service upscale dining, all with outdoor seating, within steps of their residences. Plans for the Shoppes at Naples Square are actively being developed and Ronto anticipates retail openings in 2019.

The Shoppes at Naples Square will have a positive impact on the overall vibrancy of the downtown district, however, for the residents of Naples Square, the impact will be even more significant. With the introduction of the Shoppes, the entire Naples Square project will become a self-sufficient neighborhood within downtown that offers residents immediate, walkable accessibility to dining, shopping and convenience retail. That combination of connection and accessibility is at the heart of Ronto’s vision at Naples Square.

The community’s landscaped streetscapes lined with palm trees and native vegetation, roundabouts, and water features have enhanced the overall look and feel of the downtown district. A dedicated public linear park lines Goodlette-Frank Road on the extreme eastern edge of the Naples Square site. The linear park contributes to Naples Square’s grand sense of entry and reinforces the community’s lifestyle that is focused on walkability and connectivity to downtown.

Phase II residents continue to move into their new homes and three new furnished Phase II models have just opened, generating a surge in homebuyer traffic at Naples Square. Just six Phase II residences remain available. The available Phase II plans range from 2,081 to 3,378 total square feet and are priced starting in the mid-$700s. Each plan features open-concept living areas, open-air terraces, controlled access under-building parking, private storage, and bicycle storage within the garage.

The Phase II models are open daily and showcase interiors by three local interior design firms. Baer’s Furniture’s Janet Graham, ASID created a soft contemporary interior for the 1,843-square-foot Phase II Chelsea model. Robb & Stucky’s Susan J. Bleda, ASID and interior designer Rachelle Porco have instilled the 1,732-square-foot Phase II Ballard model with a twilight at the beach inspired theme. Renee Gaddis, NCIDQ, ASID, GREEN AP, president and principal designer at Renee Gaddis Interiors brought a modern coastal look with an urban feeling to the 2,264-square-foot Phase II Denison model.

Ronto is now accepting Phase III purchase agreements. A Phase III construction permit application has been submitted to the City of Naples and construction is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of this year. Phase III offers expanded and enhanced floor plans with new features, and provide 1,460 to 3,238 square feet of enclosed living space. The Phase III kitchens will feature an enhanced appliance package with a gas cook top and hood and a wall mounted oven and microwave.

Phase III residents will enjoy a redesigned courtyard amenity deck with an enlarged pool deck and a 780-square-foot pool. The new design also includes two tables under the pavilion that is adjacent to the pool. Two gas grills with sinks and multiple seating areas with fire pits will enhance the outdoor cooking and socializing experience. A club room and 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. Other amenities include a fitness center, secure under-building parking, private storage, and bicycle storage within the garage.

Ronto also announced it has acquired the 8.8-acre site formerly home to the Naples Daily News on Central Avenue just two blocks north of Naples Square. The development is approved for 212 residential units and approximately 8,000 square feet of commercial space fronting Central Avenue. While the project is in the earliest stages of planning, Ronto has indicated it will embrace the walkable, bikeable characteristics that will continue to unify and enhance Naples’ downtown district.

The Naples Square Sales Gallery at 100 Goodlette-Frank Road S. is open daily. Visit www.NaplesSquare.com.