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Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Naples is planned for the west side of Collier Boulevard just north of Mission Hills Drive. TIM ATEN / NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY

The Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Naples is planned for the west side of Collier Boulevard north of Mission Hills Drive. TIM ATEN / NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY

Q: I live in Raffia Preserve and have seen two containers parked on the green at Wolfe and 951. Also, a truck dumped some gravel this week. What is happening on the corner? Did I miss one of your announcements? Thank you very much and keep up the good information work in our community!

– Marc Strzodka, North Naples

A: Thanks, Marc. You did not miss anything. Construction of the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Naples is scheduled to begin in the next few weeks and is being built on the west side of Collier Boulevard between Wolfe Road and Mission Hills Drive. Collier County’s planners are still reviewing the plans and permits for the project.

“We expect to start construction by August 2nd. We’re just waiting for approval before we start, ”said Mike Fernandez, assistant project manager at general contractor Brasfield & Gorrie. “The project lasts 10 months, so we will be finished in May / June 2022.”

The Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital and a residential complex are planned on Collier Boulevard north of Vanderbilt Beach Drive in north Naples. Courtesy of LSI COMPANIES

The Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital and a residential complex are planned on Collier Boulevard north of Vanderbilt Beach Drive in north Naples. Courtesy of LSI COMPANIES

The provisional site fence outlines the plot of land for the future single-storey inpatient rehabilitation clinic with 50 beds. The initial phase includes a more than 52,000 square meter hospital directly across from Collier Boulevard from the Tuscany Pointe residential complex and north of the Mission Hills shopping center with the Winn Dixie supermarket. The hospital will include a fenced-in, outdoor therapy courtyard with a 350-square-meter pavilion, as the site development plans show.

Future plans for a planned Phase 2 include the addition of a 26,322-square-foot single-story north wing with an additional 50 beds and the possible expansion of the hospital’s common area with more space for the cafeteria and therapy room with advanced rehabilitation technologies. After completion of both construction phases, the total area for the detached hospital with 100 private rooms on 81,024 square meters is planned, as site plans show.

Once excavation permit is approved, work will begin on creating a 2.4-meter-deep stormwater retention basin on land cleared more than a morning ago on the corner of Collier Boulevard and Wolfe Road. On the northwest corner of the vacant commercial lot on Collier Boulevard and Mission Hills Drive, stands of slanted pines, cabbage palms and other vegetation are being removed. Public access to the medical facility in north Naples is proposed as a driveway along Collier Boulevard, as well as a full-access driveway on Wolfe Road and Mission Hills Drive.

First Watch plans to open a new restaurant in Logan Landings in north Naples in early September. TIM ATEN / NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY

First Watch plans to open a new restaurant in Logan Landings in north Naples in early September. TIM ATEN / NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY

Encompass Health Corp. based in Birmingham, Alabama, has 140 inpatient hospitals, 250 inpatient health centers and 94 hospice locations in 42 states. The hospitals provide rehabilitation for people recovering from strokes, brain injuries, and orthopedic injuries.

On May 11th, Encompass Health started building another regional rehabilitation clinic in Cape Coral. The 40-bed project on the corner of Pondella and Pine Island Streets is slated for completion next March, Fernandez said. This project also offers space to double the number of beds in the future.

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– “Tim Aten Knows” is published every week in the Naples Florida Weekly. Mr. Aten is Senior Editor of Gulfshore Business Magazine. Email any questions to [email protected] Follow @TimAtenKnows on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Encompass Health’s hospital real estate was part of the largest land transactions in southwest Florida in 2020. The national healthcare company acquired 7.3 acres in Cape Coral for $ 4.08 million in September and 10.58 acres in North Naples for $ 4.08 million in December $ 6.72 million. Justin Thibaut, President of LSI Companies Inc., negotiated both transactions for the sellers.

LSI, a commercial real estate company based in Fort Myers, also manages the vacant commercial space just behind the future rehabilitation hospital in north Naples. Before the lots were split last fall, the Sonoma Oaks MPUD properties were purchased by We Have Arrived LLC for more than $ 5.5 million in May 2018. The remaining 23.44 acres extend from Wolfe Road to Mission Hills Drive and border the eastern boundary of the Black Bear Ridge community. The site, which is listed for $ 7 million and is slated to house up to 114 residential units, will most likely be a community of single-family homes, Thibaut said.

First to look at First Watch

Q: Do you know what happened to the First Watch that was supposed to open in Logan Landings? Is there anything else planned at this point? The First Watch signs have been removed, they are no longer listed on their website, and their information on Google was recently removed.

– Rick G., North Naples

A: Shortly after the removal of First Watch’s makeshift street sign raised your question a few weeks ago, the restaurant’s permanent signs were put up on the building last week. “The Daytime Cafe” is coming to Sprouts-anchored Logan Landings this fall.

“We have an opening date for our Logan Landings restaurant in early September. I hesitate to give an exact date if it is a few more months because there is always the possibility that it could shift in one direction or another by a week or so, ”said Eleni Kouvatsos, senior manager of communications at in Florida-based chain restaurants.

“I love this client’s investigative work. That is surrender, ”Ms. Kouvatsos said of the question posed to this column. “The next restaurants are shown on the location page of our website eight weeks after they open, ie in early / mid-July, and our Google page usually goes online one week before they open.”

The flooring was laid on Monday in the new 3,754-square-foot First Watch, which will have an indoor / outdoor bar and a waterfront terrace next to a pond and fountain that will interface with the Oak & Stone Restaurant and Bar on the southeast corner of Logan Boulevard is divided into Immokalee Street. The breakfast and lunch eatery plans to hire around 25 people for its new location. |

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