WCI Communities Begins Construction on Altaira at The Colony Golf & Bay Club

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The Colony Golf & Bay Club
Bonita Springs, Florida
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BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (September 17, 2015) – For the first time in almost 10 years, a residential tower will begin to rise in Southwest Florida: WCI has begun construction on Altaira, its 21-story tower at The Colony Golf & Bay Club in Bonita Springs.

Upon obtaining its building permit from the City of Bonita Springs, WCI became the first developer to begin construction on a tower project among those planned for Southwest Florida. Altaira is expected to be completed during the second quarter of 2017.

“We had a strong response to reservations at Altaira, and we’re excited to be underway on a project that represents the next generation of tower living,” said Paul Erhardt, senior vice president of homebuilding and development for WCI. “WCI will continue to set the standard for high-rise living, as we have throughout our company’s history.”

WCI currently is writing contracts with Altaira reservation holders, and additional residences are available for sale, Erhardt said.

Altaira will offer 76 Sky Homes, the company’s brand of luxury high rises. Altaira residences feature hurricane-rated, solar-tinted expanses of exterior vision glass and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open to the terraces, as well as up to 529 square feet of open-air and screened-in terraces in select residences. These design features introduce natural light into each home, along with views of The Colony, Estero Bay and the famous Gulf of Mexico sunsets from higher floors.

Each Sky Home features 3,300 or 3,500 square feet of living space, depending on the floor plan. The tower features 19 residential floors, each with only four residences per floor, offering views of The Colony’s lakes, nature preserves and golf course.

Altaira’s residences are designed with open great rooms, generously sized kitchens, three bedrooms, private den, three full baths, powder room and east- and west-facing terraces. Corner units offer additional north- or south-facing terraces.

Some Altaira Sky Homes include owner storage rooms, and all homes have laundry rooms with large-capacity washers and dryers and built-in utility sinks. Each home has a private elevator foyer.

Altaira’s amenity level will offer a fitness center featuring state-of-the-art exercise equipment for aerobic and strength training and an additional fitness room for classes such as yoga and Pilates. Its outdoor heated resort-style pool will offer dedicated lanes for lap swimming and a whirlpool spa for post-workout relaxation.

Altaira’s first floor provides resident garage parking, including private garages, air-conditioned owner’s storage, bicycle storage, and a power source for electric-powered vehicles.

Outdoor amenities include a pavilion bar and poolside chaises that welcome residents who want to mingle by the pool and enjoy the ambiance of a reflecting pool, water wall and open fire pit.

The luxury tower’s rooftop Sky Terrace will offer the ultimate outdoor lounging experience, with expansive views of Estero Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and nightly sunsets.

Sky Homes live like grand single-family residences with a low-maintenance lifestyle that provides owners with free time to enjoy both the onsite amenities of Altaira and those at The Colony Golf & Bay Club, WCI’s 809-acre master-planned community located within Pelican Landing.

The Colony features the award-winning, waterfront Bay Club, plus membership opportunities at the 28,000-square-foot Colony Golf and Country Club and Sports Club.

Activities like walking and biking have always been an integral part of The Colony lifestyle, and private canoe and kayak facilities provide additional active amenities.

As part of Pelican Landing, Colony residents also have access to fitness and community centers, as well as additional tennis and pickleball courts. A private boat shuttles residents to the private 34-acre Beach Park on the northern tip of Big Hickory Island seven days a week.

Sky Homes in Altaira start from $1 million.

Photo: Scale model of WCI’s Altaira Sky Home tower

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