FORT MYERS — A development and investment management firm has started construction of City Walk, a mixed-use project with apartments and office space in downtown Fort Myers.
Catalyst Asset Management, based in Tampa, announced Oct. 24 that it started the first phase of the project, which will include West End at City Walk, a 318-unit luxury apartment community with 15,000 square feet of Class A office space and a 12,000 square foot amenity center, according to a news release.
“We are extremely excited to begin construction on the City Walk project and believe it will play a major role in downtown’s transformation into a vibrant, highly desirable urban area,” Catalyst President Joseph Bonora says in the release.
West End at City Walk will offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments fitted with high end finishes such as quartz countertops, smudge free appliances and smart home technology. The community will also feature a heated saltwater swimming pool, outdoor kitchens with BBQ grills, fire pits, a fitness center with yoga room, e-lounge, conference room, co-working spaces, a pet spa, an entertainment kitchen with indoor and outdoor dining areas and a 5th floor covered terrace offering unobstructed views of downtown.
Construction of the first building is expected to be completed in late 2020 with pre-leasing to begin in December 2020. Construction financing was provided by Hancock Bank and Iberia Bank. Architectural design was provided by Fort Myers-based PDS Architecture, and the general contractor is Brooks and Freund. ZRS Management LLC will be providing leasing and property management services.