D'Jamoos Group to pursue Florida green building coalition

In conjunction with the International Council of Shopping Center's Florida conference this week in Kissimmee, The D'Jamoos Group has announced they will pursue the Florida Green Building Coalition Green Development designation for São Grato, their $125-million 23-acre mixed-use Naples project.

08/21/2007


In conjunction with the International Council of Shopping Center

The São Grato designers have sought to use best management practices in planning, including shared efficient utility systems, an underground storm water retention system, use of native plants and low flow irrigation.

"São Grato will become the premier choice for healthy living and working space in Naples," said Andy D'Jamoos, vice president of Sales and Marketing for The D'Jamoos Group.

D'Jamoos explained the decision to implement green building practices was a natural evolution of planning São Grato, which incorporates smart growth principles such as compact, efficient building forms and pedestrian-friendly street design.

"We recognize the benefits both economic and social green building offers our customers in terms of lowering operating costs, increasing energy efficiency and sustainability and improving indoor environment quality," D'Jamoos added. The São Grato web site includes links to the eco-friendly products the developer has selected, including low-flow toilets and low VOC, low odor paint and floor coverings.

The project combines approximately 132,000 sq. ft. of commercial and retail space and 312,000 sq. ft. of residential space. Approximately 40,000hnson-Crowther, Charlene Greenblatt, Salli Jones-Doyon and Lindsey Schmoyer is brokering the commercial space is brokering the project.

São Grato's 224 sophisticated, eco-conscious condominiums will be equipped with energy efficient appliances and sustainable building product selections. Starting in the $300,000s, units will range in size from one-bedroom, one-bath units with approximately 920 air-conditioned square feet to three-bedroom, three-bath units with approximately 1,730 air-conditioned sq. ft. Residential amenities will include a clubhouse room, two fitness rooms outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and two resort-style pools.

Consulting on São Grato is Trifecta Construction Solutions' Jennifer Languell, recipient of the 2006 Council for Sustainable Florida Leadership Award and the Council¹s 2007 Small Business Award.

São Grato is located on the former site of H.M Buckley Wholesale Growers off Airport-Pulling Road in the heart of North Naples. The Brazilian-themed São Grato is designed as a vibrant, main-street centered village that will appeal to both young professionals and boomers seeking a Naples destinationneighborhood. A spirited blend of retail shops and businesses will serve neighborhood needs, with sidewalks and access drives providing an interconnectedness that minimizes vehicular traffic. The project will be underway fourth quarter 2007.

The D'Jamoos Group has assembled a strong team with Humphreys and Partners Architects of Dallas, along with the engineering firm Vanasse Daylor of Fort Myers. Contractor for São Grato is Current Builders of Naples.

The D'Jamoos Group is a family-owned developer with residential, commercial and mixed-use projects located throughout Southwest Florida, including Andalucia and Vanderbilt Galleria and Plaza at the Galleria in Naples; Franklin Arms, Forum Corporate Park and Orion Center in Fort Myers; Corkscrew Palms, Estero on the River and Coconut Crossing in Estero, and Colony Plaza in Bonita Springs. With a commitment to excellence, the company is focused on creating quality construction with exceptional character and style.

For more information about São Grato commercial sales and leasing opportunities, call 239-919-5489 or visit

www.SaoGrato.com .





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