There is a beautiful 5.42 acre parcel of land in North Naples where Vanderbilt Beach Road meets Gulf shore Drive 1 block from Vanderbilt Beach, and the Gulf Of Mexico, and the parcel also overlooks Vanderbilt Lagoon on it’s northern boundary. Some day you will be able to find condos for sale in One Naples in Naples Florida near homes for sale on Vanderbilt Beach.
Stock Development in Naples has visions of a beautiful, near-beachfront condominium resort which they have named One Naples.
Stock Development has spent the past several years piecing these parcels of land together to finally own one big 5.2 acre chunk of incredibly prime real estate right across the street from Vanderbilt Beach.
A couple nights ago, there was a “neighborhood meeting” where Stock Development had about a 30 minute opportunity to present their vision and details of the One Naples project. I would say there were several hundred people who showed up to this meeting in opposition to this project. Members of this crowd were heckling the presenters, literally booing, and someone yelled out “nobody cares”, and another said “wrap it up” as the owners of this property conducted their presentation.
Although Sock Development is the owner of this parcel of land, they would need variances and changes to zoning to build the project as they have presented it. Members of the crowd threatened to “fight it all the way”.
I have a video below of the sight from the ground and the air so you can see the area we are talking about. Because I get so many questions about One Naples, here are my thoughts:
If you know the area I am talking about (video below), it is absolutely beautiful, and perfectly situated, but you have to admit that is currently made up of a bunch of parts and pieces that do not fit together very well. So, Stock Development has spent the last several years putting all the pieces of the puzzle together, purchasing many individual lots, meeting with neighbors, and doing their homework.
They put together a very cohesive plan bringing all the elements together. They looked at all the natural beauty, the beauty of the Ritz Carlton resort right next door, Bay Colony and the rest of Pelican Bay and unveiled their proposal to the neighbors and public to many boo’s and hisses.
As much as people do not want this area to change, they have to admit that is kind of the land of misfit toys now.
Stock Development went back to the drawing board with all the feedback. They moved the setbacks, back, they came back with 2 towers instead of 1, folks were concerned about the height of the buildings, so they knocked off 3 stories, each tower will be 16 stories over 2 floors of parking ….they decreased the density of the project by 20% and there will be a total of 240 residential units, and a 75-slip marina on Vanderbilt Lagoon along with some commercial space including a coffee shop and a deli.
They are reconfiguring the traffic patterns, parking, and really trying to do things right.
Here is where I want to throw my 2 cents in: I don’t know if everyone is familiar with Stock Development or not, but they are a top notch builder in Southwest Florida! We have represented many buyers who have purchased a Stock home, and they are all ecstatic! I Mean every single one! The sales folks we deal with are exceptional, the homes they are build are incredibly high quality, and they take care of their customers! I cannot say enough good things about Stock Development. They built incredible homes for sale in Esplanade Golf and Country Club in Naples that our customers loved, and they currently have homes for sale in Fiddler’s Creek in Naples that are amazing.
Brian Stock their CEO is calling One Naples his company’s Legacy project, and he has committed to do what he needs to do to make this project right with Naples, with our residents, and with the neighborhood. Brian Stock, Ceo said “This a Legacy Project, and My Name and Our Family’s Name is On The Door, and We Care About The Community, and We Care About Our Neighbors, and Trust Us, That We Are Going to Make This a Project That You’re Going to Be Proud Of”.
Stock Development has won so many awards, they have an incredible reputation, they are in Builder Magazine’s top building firms, they work with so many charities in and around town, I just cannot say enough good things about them. On top of it all, I think Brian Stock is a Packer Fan, LOL
Anyway, here is my message to anyone who has any reservations about this project, you should know the company you are dealing with. Vanderbilt Beach needs this type of an upscale, cohesive resort-style feel, and there is not a better company to do it. I would bet a lot on this project, and that this will be an incredible project that everyone will look at as one that really defined Vanderbilt and north Naples. You can always keep up with One Naples Updates at www.OneNaplesUpdates.com
Work With Them! This project does not need to be done in a week, just work with them, and give them some other options that you feel may blend in better, or is a little closer to what YOU want!
These are reasonable, professional people you are dealing with here. Don’t just show up and boo! Tell them SPECIFICALLY what you don’t like, what you do like (there has to be something), and collaborate.
Vanderbilt Beach definitely needs something. What’s there is not exactly pretty, and is not the best use for the space. I know you are worried about anything blocking your sunset views, and I bet you can really help if you want to.
One Naples is designed to be Naples’ new address for destination living, but one that will feel like it’s always been a part of the neighborhood and reflect the unique character of the Vanderbilt Beach area. We’ve taken great care to create a high-quality project that will enhance and enrich the neighborhood.
One Naples will include 240 condominium residences with 16 stories of residential living over two stories of parking in two buildings, plus three five-story buildings of condominiums over two floors of parking. The resort-style community will incorporate a host of on-site amenities including pools, fitness centers, fire pits, green space, cabanas, and a multi-slip marina on Vanderbilt Lagoon.
Exceptional landscaping, connected pathways, and thoughtful traffic planning will help ensure compatibility within the existing waterfront neighborhood that includes The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to the south, LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort to the north, and the luxury condominium towers of Pelican Bay.
There will be lush landscaping along Vanderbilt Beach Road, Gulf Shore Drive and Southbay Drive, as well the surrounding properties will see additional plantings to enhance the overall beauty of the neighborhood. The streetscape design will create a pedestrian-friendly experience, with new sidewalks to interconnect the project along with a marina boardwalk, enhanced lighting, bike racks and the addition of beautiful public art. One Naples will include a coffee shop and deli for the public to enjoy. The existing real estate office will be integrated in to the One Naples project. In addition, the marina will offer fueling, a marina store and docking facilities where the public can refuel or dock and enjoy lunch at the neighboring restaurants.
The current zoning allows for a variety of uses including bars, drugstores, movie theatres, as well as shopping and entertainment districts. We’ve reached out to the community and after careful research felt that wasn’t the best use of the site, since it wouldn’t reflect the character of Vanderbilt Beach and would generate considerably more traffic on Vanderbilt Beach Road. As well such uses could generate twice the traffic on Vanderbilt Beach Road as One Naples.
The One Naples development will produce less traffic while incorporating luxury residential condominiums designed in concert with the unique elegance of Naples and the surrounding high-quality development in Pelican Bay, Vanderbilt Beach, and Naples Park. Over the past two years, we’ve spent a lot of time meeting with and listening to neighbors, and working hard to come up with solutions to address their concerns and improve the community, and as a result we’ve have reduced the density of One Naples by 20 percent. Enhancing the neighborhood is our priority, and that is why, in order to build One Naples, the proposal is to change the zoning from commercial to Mixed Planned Use Development (MPUD) to accommodate the cohesive, resort-residential design of One Naples.