Bonita Springs, FL (Nov. 11, 2014) - Bonita Springs-based developer and homebuilder WCI Communities is planning its first new high-rise residential tower in Southwest Florida.
Altaira, to be built in The Colony Golf & Bay Club in Bonita Springs, will be the first new WCI Sky Homes tower in seven years.
“Towers have always been part of the lifestyle mix in Southwest Florida,” said Paul Erhardt, senior vice president of homebuilding and development for WCI. “We’ve monitored the market research closely, and homebuyers are telling us they’re ready for the next generation of tower living. WCI has an outstanding history in tower development, and Altaira will continue that successful tradition.”
The 21-story building will include only 76 luxury residences, with just four exclusive homes on each floor. Two unique floor plans will be available per floor, with designs at approximately 3,000 and 3,300 square feet of air-conditioned living area, plus several expansive private terraces for each residence. The initial design calls for resident garage parking and storage on the first floor, with owner amenities and guest suites on the second floor.
Construction is planned to begin in mid-2015, with a projected completion date in the second quarter of 2017.
Award-winning architect Bob Hall of Curts Gaines Hall Jones is the lead architect for Altaira. Hall has designed 14 towers for WCI, including the ultra-luxury Seasons in Naples and Veracruz on Marco Island.
“This team, led by WCI Tower Division vice president Dwight Thomas, knows how to maximize the Sky Homes lifestyle experience for residents,” Erhardt said. “The emphasis will be placed on the expansive views from the open-living residences to Estero Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, and a beautiful Colony golf hole with lakes in the foreground.”
WCI is accepting Preferred Buyer registrations for those who want advance information and event invitations for Altaira. Visit WCISkyHomes.com to register.
WCI Communities Inc. (NYSE: WCIC), headquartered in Bonita Springs, Florida, is a lifestyle community developer and luxury homebuilder of single- and multi-family homes in most of coastal Florida’s highest growth and largest markets. WCI Communities has established a reputation and strong brand recognition for developing amenity rich, lifestyle oriented master-planned communities and, including its predecessor companies, has a legacy that spans more than 60 years. WCI Communities also operates real estate brokerage and title services businesses that complement its homebuilding operations.
About The Colony Golf & Bay Club:
New penthouse condominiums for sale at this Florida Gulf Coast gated community offer privileged access to a challenging Jerry Pate signature golf course and other country club amenities in a convenient location, close to Interstate 75 about midway between Naples and Fort Myers. Customizable three-bedroom units are priced from the $500,000s to over $900,000.