In Northeast Naples, a community is looking to add a serious helping of homes to an already expansive roster – the 2,300-unit development of Winding Cypress, which includes VeronaWalk in Naples, would take its existing number of homes to 2,854 if the project is approved.
Located to the north of U.S. 41 and just east of Collier Boulevard, Winding Cypress would also grow its second phase of development by an additional 44 acres, bringing the total to 492.
The homes would be developed by DiVosta Homes, which was acquired by Pulte Corp. in 1998. Among the ideas of increasing home number and expanding land are plans to add more amenities as well, including pools and tennis courts.
The proposals will be considered by the Collier County Planning Commission in a meeting today. They will also be considering the proposal for a new community called Lord’s Way, to be located half a mile northeast of the intersection at Collier Boulevard and Rattlesnake Hammock Road.
This isn’t the first time a proposed expansion to Winding Cypress has been submitted to the Planning Commission. The original planned unit development was approved in 1998, and was to include 2,892 homes, 45 holes of golf, and 30,000 square feet of commercial recreation areas, but it was reduced 4 years later to its current sizes and numbers.
Since then, the acreage of natural preserves in Winding Cypress has nearly doubled, giving the developers less room to work with. Still, the chairman of the Planning Commission Mark Strain says he doesn’t expect any environmental issues from this project.