Work begins in North Naples for new 122-home neighborhood in Olde Cypress

A total of 64 acres of land is cleared off Immokalee Road for the future Lantana community, Thursday, July 26, 2012, in Naples, Fla. This is the 10th and last neighborhood in the Olde Cypress development in North Naples. Lantana will have 122 one- and two-story single-family homes.

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A total of 64 acres of land is cleared off Immokalee Road for the future Lantana community, Thursday, July 26, 2012, in Naples, Fla. This is the 10th and last neighborhood in the Olde Cypress development in North Naples. Lantana will have 122 one- and two-story single-family homes.

— Stock Development is clearing 64 acres of land for a new 122-home neighborhood, the 10th and last in the Olde Cypress development in North Naples.

The land for the future community became visible earlier this week to passers-by as trees came down in a wooded area along the north side of Immokalee Road. Earth movers have been stacking the felled trees in piles on the property, just east of Logan Boulevard and the swimming pool and tennis courts near the entrance to Olde Cypress, a gated golf-course community.

Called Lantana, the new neighborhood will include three- and four-bedroom homes ranging in size from 1,809 to 3,158 square feet.

"We're looking at starting construction in August," said Stock Development CEO Brian Stock. "We're shooting to have our models done by the first of the year."

Six model homes and three spec homes will be built to start, Stock said, noting that eight or nine homes always will be in progress.

Introductory pricing for the single-family homes on 50-foot and 60-foot lots will begin in the $400,000 range, according to information provided by Stock, which developed the other Olde Cypress neighborhoods and owns the country club.

"We are going to offer nine or 10 floor plans, mainly one story," Stock said. "We plan to offer three different product lines — the Topaz, Onyx and Sapphire series."

The three series of homes will be similar to those offered in the Lakoya enclave at East Naples' Lely Resort, also developed by Stock.

The Topaz homes will be 1,809 square feet to 2,406 square feet on 50-foot lots. Onyx homes will be 2,273 square feet to 2,730 square feet, and Sapphire models will be 2,876 square feet to 3,158 square feet. The Onyx and Sapphire homes will be on a mixture of 50-foot and 60-foot lots, Stock said.

The sole access to the new development will be through the main gate to Olde Cypress off Logan Boulevard. The actual entrance to Lantana will be off Treeline Drive, which runs between the new homes and the 36,000-square-foot clubhouse and 18-hole golf course.

Lantana will include at least three lakes, and most of the homes will have a lake or nature preserve in their backyards, the site plan shows. The new homes will be separated from traffic on Immokalee Road by a 6-foot wall atop a 2-foot berm with landscaping on both sides, a walking path and a canal. Lantana residents will be considered part of the Olde Cypress neighborhood and are required to be social members of the golf club, Stock said.

Olde Cypress is in the midst of $3.5 million in capital improvements. The fitness center was recently expanded to more than 4,000 square feet, and includes an aerobic studio. The clubhouse is undergoing a major renovation and bocce courts are being added.

Stock also has begun a complete overhaul of the par-72 golf course at Olde Cypress. Depending on the weather conditions this summer, the renovations are scheduled for an October completion.

The investment includes new grass on greens as well as fairways, roughs and tee boxes. To convert the course from a hydraulic to an electrical irrigation system, 140 miles of new irrigation wire will be run to new sprinklers, Stock reports.

"We're looking at finishing all the improvements around the beginning of November," Stock said.

For more information about Lantana, contact Stock Development at 239-592-7344 or visit www.stockdevelopment.com or www.oldcypress.com.

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Beachglow writes:

Not sure we need one more golf course anywhere in Naples, but Stock development has a winner product. They have been very successful in other areas similar to Toll Brothers like their developments, Aviano at Naples, Firano.

theabyss writes:

Has anyone actually noticed the destruction of Naples and the actual reasons people were drawn to it??? Maybe we can build some more....

joeblow writes:

Ghetto.

Bigkondorsback (Inactive) writes:

in response to Beachglow:

Not sure we need one more golf course anywhere in Naples, but Stock development has a winner product. They have been very successful in other areas similar to Toll Brothers like their developments, Aviano at Naples, Firano.

Where does it mention a new golf course. That course has been there for years.

donate#252606 writes:

It looks like this committee will create a lot of jobs for Naples .

Not hardly . The sad truth and realization is that all those 122 homes being constructed will create a lot of jobs for a bunch of people who are illegal aliens. I will bet anybody $1 million in December and January you be able to drive in the that community why they're building all those homes and walk up to any worker and he won't be a US citizen.

The developer how dare you accuse our outstanding organization of hiring illegal aliens. All our subcontractors hire American citizens, you won't see one illegal alien on our property, and by the way illegal aliens Work cheaper they work faster. They work from sun up to sun down. They Work rain or shine, and never complained and they love working in hundred degree heat, seven days a week.And they will not leave the jobsite until we tell Them to. And the greatest part is, they'll do all this work and construction and we won't even have to pay Them half what we promised to pay them.this sure is a great deal for us contractors .

Now you've heard it straight from the horses mouth the whole truth and nothing but the truth I should know I worked in the industry for 10 years and know all their shenanigans.

I have a great new idea they should build A plaque with all the names of people who help build the community.

Isn't America great!!!!!

Bigkondorsback (Inactive) writes:

in response to JeanPierre:

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Don't you have a garage sale to attend, or don't you people have those in that cess pool.

Gifted1 writes:

in response to donate#252606:

It looks like this committee will create a lot of jobs for Naples .

Not hardly . The sad truth and realization is that all those 122 homes being constructed will create a lot of jobs for a bunch of people who are illegal aliens. I will bet anybody $1 million in December and January you be able to drive in the that community why they're building all those homes and walk up to any worker and he won't be a US citizen.

The developer how dare you accuse our outstanding organization of hiring illegal aliens. All our subcontractors hire American citizens, you won't see one illegal alien on our property, and by the way illegal aliens Work cheaper they work faster. They work from sun up to sun down. They Work rain or shine, and never complained and they love working in hundred degree heat, seven days a week.And they will not leave the jobsite until we tell Them to. And the greatest part is, they'll do all this work and construction and we won't even have to pay Them half what we promised to pay them.this sure is a great deal for us contractors .

Now you've heard it straight from the horses mouth the whole truth and nothing but the truth I should know I worked in the industry for 10 years and know all their shenanigans.

I have a great new idea they should build A plaque with all the names of people who help build the community.

Isn't America great!!!!!

I wouldn't take a check from you. You'd better bring cash. Your 10 years in " the industry" obviously was at the bottom of the barrel. Myself, my parents and grand parents were born in the USA and I will be working on these homes.
Maybe if you did YOUR job better, you'd still be employed.........

crazyjoedivola1 (Inactive) writes:

in response to theabyss:

Has anyone actually noticed the destruction of Naples and the actual reasons people were drawn to it??? Maybe we can build some more....

Got to agree. It was jarring to see all those trees down.

joeblow writes:

Cookie Cutter Ghetto!

lionfishhunter writes:

in response to Gifted1:

I wouldn't take a check from you. You'd better bring cash. Your 10 years in " the industry" obviously was at the bottom of the barrel. Myself, my parents and grand parents were born in the USA and I will be working on these homes.
Maybe if you did YOUR job better, you'd still be employed.........

You're either a supervisor or own one of the subcontractor companies.

HappyHour writes:

in response to donate#252606:

It looks like this committee will create a lot of jobs for Naples .

Not hardly . The sad truth and realization is that all those 122 homes being constructed will create a lot of jobs for a bunch of people who are illegal aliens. I will bet anybody $1 million in December and January you be able to drive in the that community why they're building all those homes and walk up to any worker and he won't be a US citizen.

The developer how dare you accuse our outstanding organization of hiring illegal aliens. All our subcontractors hire American citizens, you won't see one illegal alien on our property, and by the way illegal aliens Work cheaper they work faster. They work from sun up to sun down. They Work rain or shine, and never complained and they love working in hundred degree heat, seven days a week.And they will not leave the jobsite until we tell Them to. And the greatest part is, they'll do all this work and construction and we won't even have to pay Them half what we promised to pay them.this sure is a great deal for us contractors .

Now you've heard it straight from the horses mouth the whole truth and nothing but the truth I should know I worked in the industry for 10 years and know all their shenanigans.

I have a great new idea they should build A plaque with all the names of people who help build the community.

Isn't America great!!!!!

You sir are a buffoon. The truth right now in SW Florida there is an extreme labor shortage, because there are no "citizens" to fill positions. We need labor and i would be happy to hire as many illegal aliens as i could. The people that constitute the 10ish percent of unemployed are lazy scum.

justme writes:

Where are these new residents going to work? Produce some jobs before you bring them in!

lionfishhunter writes:

in response to HappyHour:

You sir are a buffoon. The truth right now in SW Florida there is an extreme labor shortage, because there are no "citizens" to fill positions. We need labor and i would be happy to hire as many illegal aliens as i could. The people that constitute the 10ish percent of unemployed are lazy scum.

You better hope I don't find out the name of your company. If I do you're going to get a visit from ICE.

Free2Choose writes:

in response to HappyHour:

You sir are a buffoon. The truth right now in SW Florida there is an extreme labor shortage, because there are no "citizens" to fill positions. We need labor and i would be happy to hire as many illegal aliens as i could. The people that constitute the 10ish percent of unemployed are lazy scum.

Are you kidding me? You have the nerve to call someone a buffoon? I'm one of those 10ish percent unemployed that you call lazy scum, who btw is willing and actively looking for employment here in SW Florida where there is supposedly a labor shortage. I have interviewed several times where the number of applicants was over ten qualified individuals; so much for the labor shortage, maybe it is people like you who have the inability to pay a wage that a person can live on who are experiencing this “shortage”. I retired out of the military after 25 years actually giving you the right to be that buffoon and I am unable to find a job in your wonderful world where you are too willing hire illegal’s, where you don’t pay them enough so they end up protesting at Publix looking for a penny a pound more for tomatoes. I suggest that you pull your head out of your rear and try to figure out what will help Naples/America more hiring a Veteran or a legal citizen who follows our laws and pays taxes or someone who by definition has committed a crime by entering this country illegally and then continue to remain here without going through proper channels to get legal.

Guessthereply writes:

I bought my home because I can not stand the close cookie cutter homes in most areas. Although I did notice when I drove to the beach area how everything is so close together..made no sense to me but that is just me. I like my house and the land it sits on. This article only made me call up to see if the land around me is for sale. That way I can keep the space I love.

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