Collier planning commission approves new apartment complex in North Naples

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Digital rendering of The Haven at North Naples. Courtesy of Haven

The Collier County Planning Commission approved plans on April 6 for a new apartment complex project named The Haven at North Naples on the southwest quadrant of Airport-Pulling Road and Orange Blossom Drive. The property, which wraps around the Naples Italian American Foundation and is across from the Collier County Public Library Headquarters branch, will have one four-story, 60-foot-tall building.

The South Carolina-based Johnson Development Associates will be sharing 14 of 27 acres on the same parcel as the 13-acre Carlisle of Naples rental retirement community as part of the Airport-Carlisle mixed-use sub-district. Although The Haven at North Naples will be sharing the property with The Carlisle, they are not affiliated with one other besides the new apartment complex agreeing to give slightly more than 100 parking spaces to support Carlisle employees.

Out of the 336 units, 76 will be income-restricted with 38 units at 100% of the county’s average median income of $98,600 for a family of four and 38 units at the 80% average median income. The standard affordable housing density bonus for the county is 16 units per acre, but the developers are asking for 23 as part of a growth management plan amendment.

Rich Yovanovich, land use attorney for the developer, said that it’s vital for more affordable housing projects to be brought forward for consideration in Collier County.

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