With more than $22 million in Naples Square Phase III reservations already processed, The Ronto Group announced it is now converting the reservations to contracts. The announcement came shortly after Ronto and BCBE Construction announced they have submitted construction plans and other documents to the Building Department of the City of Naples for the building permit for Naples Square Phase III. Phase III construction is expected to start upon permit approval and will include 77 residences. Just six Phase II residences remain available for purchase and Phase II residents are expected to begin moving into their new residences later this month.
Naples Square’s location, amenities, spacious floor plans, luxurious finishes, and a price point that is unmatched in the downtown district, and a maintenance-free, walkable way of living holds strong appeal for homebuyers. Naples Square’s eight Phase III floor plans range from 1,460 to 3,238 square feet under air. Base-priced from $695,000 to $1,550,000, the one and two story, two and three bedroom plus den plans offer the light-filled, open concept living areas and open-air balconies that continue to drive strong homebuyer traffic and sales at the community being developed by Ronto at 5th Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples.
Phase III residents will enjoy a re-designed courtyard amenity deck with an enlarged pool deck and a pool that is 29% larger than the pools included in the Phase I and Phase II buildings. The design also includes two tables under the pavilion that is adjacent to the pool. Two gas grills with sinks and seating areas with firepits will enhance the outdoor experience. A 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. Other amenities include a fitness center, secure under-building parking, private storage, and bicycle storage within the garage.
Standard Phase III finishes include porcelain tile flooring in the living areas, kitchens and baths, 8-foot solid core interior doors, 8-foot exterior and sliding glass doors, lever-style door hardware, 8-inch 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. Phase III’s open kitchens 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, showers with bench seats and glass enclosures, soaking tubs with most floor plans, and a separate water closet.
The pavered streetscapes within Naples Square have embraced and transformed existing city streets to unite downtown by connecting 5th Avenue South to Bayfront with access on 10th Street via 3rd Avenue South. Vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic now flows from 10th Street to Bayfront on a redesigned segment of 3rd Avenue South between 10th and Goodlette-Frank Road within Naples Square. Naples Square’s residents, visitors, and residents elsewhere in Old Naples now enjoy more immediate access to the entire downtown district from Bayfront west to the beach, including those located on Fifth Avenue South and Third Street.
Naples Square’s streetscapes, amenity courtyards, and fountain features were designed by Christian Andrea of Architectural Land Design, Inc. The design has enhanced the look and feel of downtown and evokes feelings of familiarity and a sense of place. Andrea’s design has brought a park-like ambiance to Naples Square while merging the roadways, entry water features, and the fountain roundabouts with Washingtonia and Medjool Date palm trees and a mix of plantings. Oak trees create a canopy to provide shade. Plantings that will perform well in Naples’ heat and humidity are also incorporated in the design.
The visual impact and shade created by Andrea’s design conveys a park-like feeling. The streetscapes are lined with soaring palms interspersed with flower beds, strips of green, and landscaped areas that separate the sidewalks and buildings. Fountains at each of the roundabouts provide a cooling effect. Key intersections, crossings, and building entry features are identified by tall palms. Building corners adjacent to the roundabouts are softened by scattered height Washingtonia palms. Andrea has also incorporated lighting into the design that contributes to the community’s dramatic after-dark tableau.
Naples Square’s residents, pedestrians, and bicyclists who take advantage of the connectivity 3rd Avenue South affords will enjoy the convenience of a separate commercial component that, as planned, will front Goodlette-Frank Road to the east of Naples Square’s residential buildings. A green space will separate the residential and commercial components. The separation will contribute to Naples Square’s sense of place that belies its location less than a five-minute walk from downtown’s most popular attractions. 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 Ronto Group was named recipient of the Naples Daily News’ People’s Choice Awards Gold Award for Best Developer. The Naples Square Sales Gallery at 100 South Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples is open daily. Visit NaplesSquare.com.