Details released on Campo Felice independent living community
Campo Felice was recently featured in an article in the Naples Daily News.
The MacFarlane Group LLC has announced plans for the new Campo Felice (pronounced CAMP-oh fel-E-chey) independent living community located on over 4 acres overlooking the Fort Myers Yacht Basin in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District.
Over the past several months, workers have been demolishing the interior of the vacant 24-story, 345,822-square-foot building at 2500 Edwards Drive to make way for 323 independent living apartment homes with one and two bedrooms and multiple floor plans.
Planned luxury amenities include restaurants, riverfront bar, swimming pool, movie theater, billiards room, library, sundries shop, arts and craft area, beauty/barber salon, spa, spacious ballroom and a fitness center overlooking the pool. Services will include weekly housekeeping and bed linen service, laundry facility availability, daily meal services, social and recreational activities and program, 24/7 concierge service, regularly scheduled chauffeured transportation and valet parking.
A major component of Campo Felice will be its supportive services, focusing on providing state-of-the-art fitness equipment and instruction, as well as health and wellness programs. The $60 million community is planned to welcome its first residents in early 2017.
The entire building is being stripped of all obsolete mechanical systems, drywall, glass, and plumbing systems, taking it back to a building shell. All new systems will be installed to meet current technology and building codes. The building will be rehabilitated with environmentally friendly characteristics including energy efficient lighting and air-conditioning systems, and replacing all glass with Pacifica Blue hurricane-impact windows.
The existing 550-space parking garage will be renovated, with 268 spaces available for rent to residents and 275 spaces to be leased to the City of Fort Myers.
One of the most evident changes the public will notice is the paint removal process from the building’s entire exterior that is taking place over the next few weeks.