Growth – like progress – seems unstoppable.
Even during a global pandemic, new commercial, residential, and mixed-use projects have sprung up, while others have advanced in Collier County over the past year.
Summer won’t be any different as more multi-million dollar residential and commercial projects get underway, move forward, and get closer to reality.
Many of the big projects have been on the drawing board for years
Here are just a few to keep an eye out for over the coming months:
Rural villages and a city
Collier County Commissioners will soon vote on two more rural villages proposed by Collier Enterprises. At the same time, they will consider a city plan that would tie the two villages to a third proposed by the same developer. They have sparked controversy because of their location in the Rural Lands Stewardship Area (RLSA).
See the latest here:Collier commissioners postpone voting on the rural villages of Longwater and Bellmar, Town of Big Cypress
Collier County’s commissioners have already approved this controversial project in North Naples, one block from Vanderbilt Beach. The project will include two upscale high-rise powers, a first for Stock Development based in Naples. According to the website, the process of website improvement is ongoing.
Here is our final story:Collier County officials approve One Naples after surprise revisions
Naples Beach Club
The landmark Naples Beach Hotel closed after 75 years to make way for redevelopment. The Athens Group plans to replace the current hotel with a smaller, more upscale resort and best-in-class condominiums on both sides of Gulf Shore Boulevard with enhanced amenities such as golf and tennis.
While Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts has not yet publicly expressed its interest, the Athens Group has confirmed that it has a letter of intent for the world-renowned brand to operate the five-star resort.
A sale of the property is still pending.
Get caught here:Developer offers to compromise to keep the Naples Beach Hotel tennis center open for another year
Metropolitan area of Naples
The old will soon give way to the new and transform a high-profile corner in east Naples.
A mixed-use tower project that has been in the works for years now known as Metropolitan Naples is progressing.
The development will offer a mix of residential, retail and entertainment in up to three towers, each 15 to 16 stories high or up to 160 feet high.
Most of the retail trade will be restaurants.
Luxurious facilities and amenities include rooftop swimming pools, gardens and meeting places.
Click here for an update:The long-awaited tower project in east Naples continues
Hotel in Naples
Construction on this Third Street South project has been delayed due to complications from the coronavirus pandemic.
However, construction should start soon.
The vision for the Old Naples Hotel includes 109 luxury rooms, a café / bar with outdoor dining, a courtyard, a hotel shop, a spa and a small retail store on Third Street South.
The mother:In the knowledge: News about the demolition of the city center and the Old Naples Hotel
There are many other projects to watch out for in neighboring Lee County.
The Alico Road corridor is bouncy, with a dizzying number of projects planned or ongoing. The construction storm will last into the summer. Current projects include NeoGenomics’ 150,000 square meter global headquarters, which is nearing completion.
Other major projects include Scotlynn USA Division Inc.’s 60,000-square-foot North American headquarters and the new 40-acre Alico Trade Center.
In case you missed it:In the Know: Alico Road Quadrant off I-75 Set for explosive growth spurt with industry
Margaritaville Beach Resort
After overcoming many roadblocks, construction of the long-planned Margaritaville Resort on Fort Myers Beach is to begin this summer.
It will include 254 high-end rooms and suites with the unique Margaritaville services and amenities.
Expect to see construction for a couple of years. The resort is not scheduled to open before 2023.
Before:Fort Myers Beach Margaritaville Resort Project Receives Legal Victory, Construction May Start End of Year
Omega high-rise tower
The construction of Omega, the last skyscraper in Bonita Bay, is underway and is progressing rapidly.
The developer – The Ronto Group – recently reported that more than 69% of the 27-story luxury residential tower had been sold and 45 apartments valued at $ 166 million had been claimed.
The sleek, sleek tower designed by Robert M. Swedroe will comprise a total of 67 apartments, including four penthouses, three of which are under contract.
Read more here:45 residences valued at $ 166 million were sold at Omega, the last skyscraper in Bonita Bay
We will follow these stories and more about the hot growth and development rhythm of summer.
So check back regularly for updates.
– Laura Layden, business reporter
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