Laura Layden | Naples Daily News
It’s a sometimes overused word, but a new community planned in eastern Collier County is unique.
It’s not a town, or a village.
It’s a compact development, the first one proposed under the county’s Rural Lands Stewardship Area, or RLSA, program.
The community’s name reflects its rural character. It’s dubbed the Collier Rod and Gun Club at the Preserve, with an emphasis on the word preserve.
Naples-based Barron Collier Cos. is behind the proposed development, about five miles east of Ave Maria and 10 miles south of Immokalee.
The project is still winding its way through the regulatory channels. It will go before county commissioners for final approval on Tuesday, but remains under review by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the South Florida Water Management District, for its required permits.
The long-time local developer has proposed a seasonal, nature-inspired retreat, with no more than 225 single-family homes, or “cabins,” on about 260 acres, with a main entrance off State Road 29.
Rod and gun club proposed as first compact rural community in eastern Collier County
The retreat has been designed around nature and the topography of the land as it has been for “thousands of years,” said Blake Gable, CEO of Barron Collier Cos.
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