Naples Square’s Landscaping Changing the Look of Downtown Naples

As construction of seventy-three Phase I residences at The Ronto Group’s Naples Square community at the corner of 5th Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples continues on schedule for completion this fall, the impact the community will have on downtown’s visual appeal is becoming increasingly evident. Naples Square will bring a sense of cohesion to downtown by connecting 5th Avenue South to Bayfront with access on 10th Street via 3rd Avenue South. 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 3,800 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. Just eight Phase I residences remain available.

A landscape design by Christian Andrea of Architectural Land Design, Inc. will bring a park-like ambiance to Naples Square. Andrea’s design merges pavered roadways, entry water features, and 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 will include Clusia, Variegated Dwarf Schefflera, and Bougainvillea. Asian Jasmine, a carpet-like ground cover, will be used in the pedestrian areas. Naples Square’s intersections, crossings, and building entries will be identified by palms. Building corners adjacent to the community’s signature roundabouts will be softened by scattered height Washingtonia palms.

The visual impact and shade created by Andrea’s design will create a park-like feeling. Naples Square’s streetscapes will be lined with soaring palms interspersed with flower beds, strips of green, and landscaped areas separating the sidewalks and buildings. The fountains at each of the roundabouts will provide soothing white noise and have a cooling effect. The design will evoke feelings of comfortable familiarity and a sense of place that is rarely found when walking through typical downtown building corridors.

Naples Square will bring a sense of cohesion to downtown by connecting 5th Avenue South to Bayfront with access on 10th Street via 3rd Avenue South.

Naples Square will bring a sense of cohesion to downtown by connecting 5th Avenue South to Bayfront with access on 10th Street via 3rd Avenue South.

Naples Square’s courtyard amenity decks will feature a resort-style heated swimming pool and spa, sundeck, pavilion bar with gas grills, and a gas fire table with seating. Andrea’s amenity deck landscaping incorporates green spaces, Asian Jasmine ground cover, raised-planters with date palms, and arbors with vine plantings to create a garden-like effect. Additional planters provide a note of separation between the terraces of the garden level residences and the edges of the plaza. Andrea has taken the juxtaposition of Naples Square’s u-shaped buildings into account and created amenity deck view corridors with strong visual appeal. The tranquility of the setting will belie Naples Square’s location less than a five-minute walk from downtown’s most destinations.

Naples Square’s landscape design will play a major role in furthering efforts to transform Goodlette-Frank Road into a corridor lined with greenways and pathways for cyclists and pedestrians. A dedicated public access linear park easement will stretch along the entire eastern edge of the Naples Square site and front Goodlette-Frank Road.

The Naples Square Sales Gallery is located at 100 South Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples. Visit Naples Square online at NaplesSquare.com. Call 239.228.5800. Connect with the Naples Square on Facebook and LinkedIn.