Several Naples commercial projects in Olde Naples sit idle as owners keep plans quiet

OLD-NAPLES-MAP
Looking forward to see  these locations finished and developed…

Patrons who declined their names walk near mostly-vacated retail space Thursday, April 7, 2016 in Naples, Fla. Several high-value downtown properties still sit vacant, including properties at Third Street Plaza, vacant land at 1075 Central Ave., and about 200,000 square feet of retail space at Naples Square.(Corey Perrine/Staff)

Patrons who declined their names walk near mostly-vacated retail space Thursday, April 7, 2016 in Naples, Fla. Several high-value downtown properties still sit vacant, including properties at Third Street Plaza, vacant land at 1075 Central Ave., and about 200,000 square feet of retail space at Naples Square.(Corey Perrine/Staff)
5:15 a.m.
SHARE

A vacant tract is shown near low income housing at 1075 Central Ave. Thursday, April 7, 2016 in Naples, Fla. Several high-value downtown properties still sit vacant, including properties at Third Street Plaza, vacant land at Central Avenue, and about 200,000 square feet of retail space at Naples Square. (Corey Perrine/Staff)

A vacant tract is shown near low income housing at 1075 Central Ave. Thursday, April 7, 2016 in Naples, Fla. Several high-value downtown properties still sit vacant, including properties at Third Street Plaza, vacant land at Central Avenue, and about 200,000 square feet of retail space at Naples Square. (Corey Perrine/Staff)

Construction is seen underway at Naples Square Thursday, April 7, 2016 in Naples, Fla. Several high-value downtown properties still sit vacant, including properties at Third Street Plaza, vacant land at 1075 Central Ave., and about 10,000 square feet of retail space at Naples Square. This comes as a recent surge in new development has slowed. (Corey Perrine/Staff)

Construction is seen underway at Naples Square Thursday, April 7, 2016 in Naples, Fla. Several high-value downtown properties still sit vacant, including properties at Third Street Plaza, vacant land at 1075 Central Ave., and about 10,000 square feet of retail space at Naples Square. This comes as a recent surge in new development has slowed. (Corey Perrine/Staff)

A vacant lot is shown at Naples Square Thursday, April 7, 2016 in Naples, Fla. Several high-value downtown properties still sit vacant, including properties at Third Street Plaza, vacant land at 1075 Central Ave., and about 200,000 square feet of retail space at Naples Square. (Corey Perrine/Staff)

A vacant lot is shown at Naples Square Thursday, April 7, 2016 in Naples, Fla. Several high-value downtown properties still sit vacant, including properties at Third Street Plaza, vacant land at 1075 Central Ave., and about 200,000 square feet of retail space at Naples Square. (Corey Perrine/Staff)

A construction crew member works at Naples Square Thursday, April 7, 2016 in Naples, Fla. Several high-value downtown properties still sit vacant, including properties at Third Street Plaza, vacant land at 1075 Central Ave., and about 200,000 square feet of retail space at Naples Square. (Corey Perrine/Staff)

A construction crew member works at Naples Square Thursday, April 7, 2016 in Naples, Fla. Several high-value downtown properties still sit vacant, including properties at Third Street Plaza, vacant land at 1075 Central Ave., and about 200,000 square feet of retail space at Naples Square. (Corey Perrine/Staff)

By Joseph Cranney of the Naples Daily News

At the west end of the large vacant lot on Central Avenue in downtown Naples, between 10th and 12th streets, Harry Miller stood over a bag of golf balls and held a black Taylor-Made pitching wedge. He faced east, looking across the 8.8-acre property and its yellowing grass. He aimed toward the makeshift pin that he and his friend set up, using a wooden stake and a plastic bag, about 100 yards away.

“They mow the grass pretty good out here,” Miller said before he flubbed his wedge shot.

Miller has been coming to the lot at 1075 Central Avenue to hit golf balls since 2010, after the old Naples Daily News building was torn down. The property was later sold to a company that planned a commercial development with more than 200 condominium units.

The project was approved by the Naples City Council last March, but is now on hold after a local builder, Jon Rubinton from Lotus Construction, was removed from the company’s list of managers in October.

See link to complete article:  Complete Article in Naples Daily News

# Ferrari Capital Club # Clark Pear # 898 5th Ave South # Naples # 5th Ave South # Commercial Real Estate # Commercial Development # Ferrari Capital Club and Hotel # Real Estate # Entrepreneurs # Making Money # Start Ups # Four Corners of Naples # Sushi Thai # Olde Naples # Ferrari Capital Club and Hotel # Real Estate Investments # Gulfshore Life # East Naples # Golden Triangle # Gateway Triangle # JCS Realty Group # Four Corners # Naples Real Estate # Naples Square # Central Ave # Central Avenue # Third Street Plaza # Naples Real Estate Development

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s