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We want to give Collier County Commissioners a good feel for how residents feel on One Naples and the level of satisfaction consumers have with they way government business is being done in Collier County.

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Who We Are

Save Vanderbilt Beach Inc is a Florida non-profit 501(c)4 corporation, the mission of which is to protect the residents of the Vanderbilt Beach and Naples Park neighborhoods from unreasonable development, and in a more general sense, to protect all of Collier County’s residents who are users of Vanderbilt Beach, itself, by promoting continued and improving access.

The corporation was founded by Buzz Victor, a seasonal resident of the Vanderbilt Beach neighborhood. He has a more than 40-yearbackground in real estate development, with an emphasis in the self-storage industry. He is a strong supporter of reasonable, neighborhood-sensitive development.

The website, www.savevanderbiltbeach.com, was first conceived in 2017, when Stock Development first discussed his plans. The community’s outrage at the scale of the project, then a massive 21-story tower and more than 300 residential units, was so great, that Stock was forced back to the drawing board, In October 2019, when Stock returned with new plans for the project, our website was completed, and it went live in late January 2020.

Use of Funds

All funds raised by Save Vanderbilt Beach are used to further our mission. We have published our monthly financial information regularly, and our 2020 Income Statement is now available
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Executive Summary of One Naples Skyrise

The Stock Development’s One Naples high-rise project fundamentally disregards the Collier County Growth Management Plan (GMP) and Land Development Code which residents and neighborhoods rely on to protect their quality of life and home investment. For this reason, and for the technical matters outlined below, the Collier County Board of Commissioners must deny the proposed GMP amendment. The community fully understands that in doing so, the property will retain its current C-3 zoning, which will provide much needed walkable and bikeable neighborhood services.

The proposed GMP amendment doubles density in the coastal high hazard zone and paves the way for the rezoning request that doubles allowable building height, reduces setbacks by 70%, and cuts in half required open space. The project is not compatible with, or complementary to, adjacent comparable neighborhoods.

One Naples will introduce a Collins Ave., Miami Beach-like development into the Naples Park, Gulf Shore Drive and Vanderbilt Beach Road communities. To avoid this outcome, the Commissioners must deny the GMP amendment. Acknowledging this extreme and radical departure from the type of development allowed under the GMP, approval of this project would provide a rationale for future too tall, too dense, irresponsible projects to continue to alter for the worse existing neighborhood character throughout Collier County.

Should the Commissioners see fit to approve the amendment notwithstanding the outcry from thousands of community residents, Collier planning staff, in considering the rezoning request, has recommended approval of the project but conditioned to make the buildings better fit the neighborhood. Staff proposes limiting the height of all four building to seventy-six feet. With a redesign option of the towers, setting back higher stories in a “wedding cake” fashion, staff would allow a height of one hundred and twenty-five feet (60% of the 186-ft request).

Staff also recommends a front setback of 25-feet for all four buildings, rather than the very inadequate setbacks that the Stock plan is based on. Additionally, it recommends allowing a front setback of 15-feet for the two towers based upon a site plan redesign that provides retail services along Vanderbilt Beach Road and Gulf Shore Drive. Although the Naples Park Area Association, the Pelican Bay Property Owners Association, the Vanderbilt Beach Residents Association, Save Vanderbilt Beach, and other communities can support staff design conditions, given the transformative nature of the project even at the reduced scale, the better approach is to deny the project outright.

The Final Push

What you can do

First – Write Commissioners  (prewritten letter and automatic addressing. Please personalize the pre-written letter) Be sure to include your address.

The Campaign

Our final campaign has been designed to utilize all forms of media, social and otherwise, to reach all of the citizens of the County and to explain how important it is for each of them to reach out to their own Commissioner expressing their concern that a vote to allow

One Naples as proposed not only changes forever the Vanderbilt beach neighborhood, but is a message to all of the County that developers reign supreme, and that the “Miamification” of Collier County is underway and continues unabated. This will ultimately negatively affect every neighborhood just as it does that of Vanderbilt Beach.

Attend The March 1 Meeting

Make your voice heard. The Board of County Commissioners will meet March 1 at 9:00AM, in the Commission Chambers to hear arguments for and against Stock’s plan for One Naples Development at the corner of Vanderbilt Beach Road and Gulf Shore Drive.

Funding

While our donors have met the challenge and funded The Final Push, there is more work to be done. We must compensate our experts for their time at the March 1 hearings, and continue to cover our normal operating expenses. Please consider a donation today.
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Remember, it’s not just the money. Please take a moment to call or write your own County Commissioner and inform him or her of your opposition.  Here’s how to do that. Write Commissioners  (prewritten letter and automatic addressing. Please personalize the pre-written letter)

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