The Ronto Group’s Eleven Eleven Central community will feature a landscape design created by Naples-based Architectural Land Design, Inc., including a spectacular resort-style amenity courtyard that will showcase an internal park-like setting unprecedented in Southwest Florida. Eleven Eleven Central is a walkable/ bikeable, amenity-rich community being built by Ronto on Central Avenue between 10th Street and Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples. Phase I construction is underway and features fi ve two-bedroom, two-bedroom plus den, and three-bedroom open-concept floor plans ranging from 1,407 to 2,297 square feet of total living space, including covered outdoor balconies. Two of the floor plans are sold out. Ronto is accepting Phase 1 purchase agreements. Pricing on the unsold residences starts at $725,000.
Ronto designed Eleven Eleven Central as a master-planned oasis that will provide an ideal place to live and experience downtown Naples. Ronto and Architectural Land Design landscape architect Christian Andrea, ASLA, PLA have integrated landscaping throughout the property, including a public park on the northeast corner of the site will offer a green space fronting Goodlette-Frank Road and provide a gateway to the Baker Park and the Gordon River Pedestrian Bridge and Boardwalk on the east side of Goodlette- Frank Road that connects Central Avenue and downtown Naples to the Gordon River Greenway. A line of Royal Palm trees along Central Avenue will create a grand sense of arrival. Narrow Alexander and Montgomery palms will line a staircase leading to the community’s point of entry that will be flanked by Sylvester palms.
Once inside the community, the landscaping will evolve into a friendly look with Live Oak trees that will, over time, crest over the internal drive and parking area. The project’s approximately 60,000 square foot courtyard amenity deck scheduled for completion in Phase I will feature a 3,200 square feet resort-style pool with a beach entry and two lap lanes, chaise lounges and poolside tables, two spas, outdoor showers, poolside cabanas, grills, a cabana bar and grilling area with large screen televisions, three fi re pits with built-in seating, a hammock lawn, a life-sized outdoor chess set, a yoga stretching area, and bocce ball courts.
“The scale of this project from an amenities perspective was the most exciting thing to us,” said Andrea. “The pool and deck area are unique. We wanted to incorporate as much of the outdoors in that interior courtyard as possible. We wanted to be mindful to provide amenities that would be used and not overcomplicate the space. There’s a balance between the water and green spaces and the social areas we’ve created. We tried to combine all those elements to create a unique experience. We always love developing a social aspect for the site. MHK Architecture and Planning designed a large internal area that allowed us to create that interaction. When people walk in and see what’s back there, they’ll be pleasantly surprised. We’ve utilized a Florida-friendly palette that introduces a combination of canopy trees and tropical palms to provide shade to the amenity space and soften the surrounding structure. Specimen Date palms placed around the deck will reinforce the symmetry of the space. It will be a place where people want to hang out. The residences will be able to interact with a landscaped environment. The sheer size of the deck and everything that’s going to be on it is pretty impressive.”
The outdoor amenities will be expanded during Phase II to include a 20,400-square foot lushly landscaped Courtyard Park set ten-feet below the amenity pool deck at actual ground level. The park, accessed by a grand staircase, will include benches, a putting green, a yoga lawn and fenced dog runs for large and small dogs. The Courtyard Park’s sunken orientation will provide residents with tree-top views rarely found in urban downtown settings.
“The sunken garden area is a place where people can get away and not feel constrained,” said Andrea. “By placing the park at ground level, one level below the pool deck, it offered a lot more vertical space to the interior courtyard. We created a space where you are literally in the tree tops when you come out the front door. As it matures, it will just get better and better. The residences on the upper floor are going to be looking down on these tree tops. Where do you fi nd that in a downtown environment? You don’t. The view from the pool deck will also provide a tree top canopy view. When you get near the internal park you can appreciate it from above, or you can choose to appreciate it from ground level where you can enjoy the shade the canopy provides. We hope to have plants that will attract butterflies. I think that is going to be a unique quiet space that people will like. The walkway around the park at the amenity deck level is going to be a wonderful bonus to each unit owner as the come and go to their homes. It will also provide unique depth to all the views within the courtyard. The two levels will also create spaces where you could have more activities going on without interfering with one another. This is a dynamic space that we feel will be something owners will appreciate more each time they use it. Open space is at a premium in the downtown district, and we’ll be very excited to see people use this space.”
The Eleven Eleven Central on-site sales center at 1101 Central Avenue in downtown Naples is open daily.