Soltura Growth breaks floor on cottage-style residences

Soltura Development breaks ground at Odyssey by Soltura, a country-style apartment complex in Fort Myers. Photo by SWFL Inc.

The Soltura Development Group recently broke ground for Odyssey by Soltura, a country-style apartment complex that houses 129 residences. The property will consist of 1-, 2- and 3-room apartments, all of which live like single-family houses but are rented out like an apartment.

“Soltura Development is excited to bring the first cottage-style apartments to Southwest Florida,” said Danville Leadbetter, co-founder of Soltura Development. “With our community’s ever-increasing housing needs, we believe this is a great time to bring this new alternative to market and we are proud to begin our journey here in southwest Florida with such great partners.”

Each Odyssey by Soltura condominium is a separate freestanding building that includes both front and back patios, impact windows and doors, and a small private garden. This gives each tenant the space and opportunity for their own single-family home experience in an apartment environment.

Fort Myers Mayor Kevin Anderson attended the groundbreaking ceremony and showed his support for the new project. Also in attendance were Danville Leadbetter, Arron Simon and Larry Covitz from Soltura Development and Tiffany Esposito, President and CEO of SWFL Inc. Soltura’s project partners also attended the groundbreaking ceremony and are as follows:

  • Steve Iannaccone (Halstatt Partners) – Equity Partner

  • Norm Gentry (BUILD) – general contractor

  • Chris Farr (BUILD) – general contractor

  • Chris Joiner (carpenter architecture) – architect

  • Ed Buckley (Avenue5) – Property Management

  • David Ohlrich (Avenue5) – Property Management

Odyssey by Soltura is located at 2655 Forum Boulevard in Fort Myers. More information is available at www.odysseybysoltura.com.

This article originally appeared on Fort Myers News-Press: Soltura Development breaks the cornerstone for country-style apartments

State cash earmarked for ‘boots on the bottom’ efforts to curb Buffalo gun violence

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) – Four Buffalo state lawmakers are pouring more money onto the streets of Queen City to curb violence. On Tuesday, Senators Tim Kennedy and Sean Ryan and Reps Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Jon Rivera announced that $ 200,000 raised during the state budget process has been allocated to Buffalo Peacemakers and the Stop the Violence Coalition.

“This money will go a long way in helping the peacemakers and stopping the violence to create just that: peace,” said Senator Kennedy.

Peace is urgently needed. According to the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, there were 49 homicides in Buffalo as of Tuesday, 2021. With that, the city is on track to hit a record 94 murders from 1994.

Pastor James Giles, who heads Back to Basics Ministries, said the state money would be used to hire people to provide local community involvement.

“We’re not looking for administrative stuff. We have administrative help, ”said Giles. “We’re looking for boots on the ground.”

Meanwhile, James P. Kennedy, the US attorney for the Western District of New York, is preparing to meet with staff from the Stop the Violence Coalition and Back to Basics on Wednesday to discuss efforts to reduce gun violence. Kennedy has already announced the creation of a task force to aim to reduce violence through more targeted enforcement and state law enforcement.

US Attorney Kennedy says it is critical that the community understand the goal.

“We target members of the community for their behavior and these extreme acts of violence,” Kennedy said. “There’s a reason law enforcement can focus there because that’s where the violence takes place.”

The meeting will take place on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. in the Back to Basics office on William St. Members of the community are very welcome.

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BLD Group Breaks Floor on Two Backyard-Model Condo Communities Totaling 528-Models in Panama Metropolis Seaside and Fort Myers, Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The BLD Group broke ground for Sunnyside Apartments and V2 Apartments, two garden-style apartment communities in Panama City Beach and Fort Myers, Florida, respectively.

The Sunnyside Apartments comprise 220 apartment buildings on the Panama City Beach Highway. The community will include one, two and three-room apartments.

The project’s amenities include a resort-inspired swimming pool, clubhouse, BBQ area, game room, local market, dog park, and private work booths. The community will also include a club-quality gym with a yoga / pilates studio.

The apartment interiors include stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, wood vinyl floors throughout the living area, tile backsplashes, full size washers and dryers, walk-in closets, tile shower stalls, and linen closets.

The community also has easy access to Pier Park in downtown Panama City and is about a 5-minute walk to the beach.

The project is expected to welcome the first move-ins in autumn 2022.

The V2 Apartments comprise 308 apartment buildings on Winkler Avenue. The community will include one, two and three-room apartments.

The project’s amenities include a resort-inspired swimming pool, clubhouse, BBQ area, game room, local market, dog park, and private work booths. The community will also include a club-quality gym with a yoga / pilates studio.

The apartment interiors include stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, wood vinyl floors throughout the living area, tile backsplashes, full size washers and dryers, walk-in closets, tile shower stalls, and linen closets.

The community will have easy access to downtown Fort Myers and I-75. The project is expected to welcome the first move-ins in winter 2022.

Sockers break floor on new sports activities and leisure enviornment

OCEANSIDE, CA (KGTV) – The Sockers have been around since the early 1980s, but they have always been renters to their home arena.

But that will change very soon. After five years of planning, the team has laid the foundation stone in a new 8,000-seat indoor arena in Oceanside and will finally have a place to call itself.

“It’s great for us players,” said Sockers captain Brian Farber. “It’s great for our fans, and to be fair, it’s not just a stadium for us. It’s going to be great for Oceanside, North County, San Diego and the entire Southern California region. Everyone will benefit from this stadium.”

Sockers’ head coach Phil Salvagio says the smaller size of the new arena compared to the larger capacity of the sports arena creates a more intimate environment for a game.

“It’s compact and loud. It’s going to be a great atmosphere and a rocky stadium.”

The cost of the new privately funded arena is estimated at $ 50 million and will be in an area north of Highway 78. Oceanside Mayor Esther C. Sanchez says North County is very excited about this project.

“That was a dream and I just heard it was a Sockers dream to find a home. Well, you found one.”

And while the Sockers have played in the sports arena for most of their time, they find North County to be a perfect fit.

“We knew there was a void and that most of our fans live in North County, so we’re trying to please them by coming here.”

The arena, which will host concerts and other sporting events, is the first of its kind in North County and is expected to open in 2023.