Metropilitan Naples: Elevating Luxury Living in the Heart of Downtown

A Skyline Transformed by Ascent, Aura, and Beyond

Metropolitan Naples, a forthcoming luxury development near Downtown Old Naples, is set to redefine urban living. Envisioned as a vibrant community, this new construction will boast ground-level boutique shops, delectable restaurants, secure parking garages, Class A offices, and exquisite high-rise residences. Located only 1 mile east of the world-class 5th Avenue South shopping/dining district of downtown Old Naples, Metropolitan Naples promises one of the most coveted luxury lifestyles, encouraging residents to indulge in the convenience of a self-contained neighborhood while enjoying easy access to downtown Naples.

Aura at Metropolitan Naples

As the first of three towers, Ascent includes 270 luxury apartments, Metropolitan Naples unveils a glimpse of its exciting future. Plans for the second tower, Aura, include 56 condos ranging from $2 million to $6 million, featuring a 1,800 sq. ft. fitness center, rooftop infinity pool, outdoor lounge, and a putting green. The third tower, yet to be named, will further elevate the experience with luxury apartments, retail spaces, and Class A offices.

Projected for completion by 2026, these towers will not only redefine the Naples skyline but also bring a fusion of upscale living and dynamic commerce to the city. As we delve into the details, Metropolitan Naples emerges as a meticulously planned, self-sufficient community where every conceivable need is catered to within its boundaries.

The Vision

After years of planning and permitting, site development has commenced on the 5.3-acre parcel formerly owned by the Collier County CRA and sold for redevelopment to Metropolitan Naples, LLC. It is being developed by long-time Naples residents and veteran developers, Jerry Starkey and Fred Pezeshkan.

Their design and plan for this important CRA parcel was embraced by the CRA and the Board of County Commissioners to act as a catalyst to stimulate redevelopment and property values east of the intersection of 5th Avenue South and Davis Boulevard. One of the overall goals of the CRA’s initial request for proposals was that the development plan create a transformative and iconic urban community to stimulate redevelopment of the larger area sometimes referred to as the gateway to Naples, because its location is on the threshold of 5th Avenue South, downtown Naples and so close to the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

Comprising three luxury 15-story buildings, Metropolitan Naples offers entries from U.S. 41 and Davis Boulevard. Ground floors feature restaurants and boutique retail, concealing parking within the first few floors. Class A offices and luxury residences sit atop, creating an active, vibrant community—a continuation of Naples’ lifestyle along 5th Avenue South.

The developer’s slogan, “A Singular Destination,” reflects the essence—condo owners find everything within reach, making Metropolitan Naples an ideal place to live, work, and play without venturing far.

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The Residences

Metropolitan Naples offers an unparalleled choice for luxury living. Aura, priced from $2 million to over $7 million, presents an array of 56 units across 15 stories. Options range from two to four bedrooms, each floor hosting six units, except the 15th floor with five penthouse units. The coveted 04 stack boasts sought-after south and southwest exposure, showcasing breathtaking views of Naples Bay.

For those seeking a taste of high-rise living without commitment, Ascent at Metropolitan Naples offers exclusive luxury residences for lease. Both Aura and Ascent provide residents with bespoke indoor and outdoor amenities, embodying the distinctive luxury lifestyle that defines Metropolitan Naples. Whether as a full-time residence or a second home, these offerings ensure an enviable living experience in the heart of Naples.

Aura at Metropolitan Naples – Old Naples Condos

Aura elevates high-rise living to unprecedented heights. Priced from $2 million to $7 million, these luxurious residences offer panoramic views of Naples Bay, Downtown Naples, and the Gulf of Mexico. With private parking on floors 2-4, residents enjoy exclusive 5th-floor amenities—indoor and outdoor lounges, BBQ grills, putting green, business center, fire pits, a private guest suite, and a rooftop infinity pool overlooking the city.

Setting a new standard, Aura introduces on-site professional concierge services, fine dining restaurants, designer merchants, and more just steps from the lobby. Located east of 41 and south of Davis Blvd, Aura is a unique addition to Downtown Naples, bordering Olde Naples to the east while offering a distinctive lifestyle for those seeking the epitome of high-rise living.

Aura at Metropolitan Naples


Discover a new pinnacle of luxury living at Metropolitan Naples Aura, where every detail is meticulously crafted to redefine high-rise living in Naples downtown area. From the highest pool in the area to the carefully designed interiors, Aura radiates luxury.

Let’s have a look at the amenities:

  • Spectacular Rooftop Infinity Pool: Unparalleled views of downtown Naples, Naples Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Elevated Parking Spaces: Each residence comes with two elevated parking spaces, providing peace of mind and protection from the elements.
  • Floor-to-Ceiling Impact Glass: Expansive windows ensure breathtaking views and abundant natural light.
  • Private Lanai with Outdoor Grill: Enjoy outdoor living with a personal grill on each lanai.
  • Chef-Inspired Kitchens: High-end appliances and custom cabinetry for culinary enthusiasts.
  • 6,000 Sq. Ft. Retail Shops: Exclusive shopping within the community.
  • Resident Concierge: On-site assistance for residents’ convenience.
  • Luxurious Guest Suite: A private retreat for guests with a terrace.
  • Business Center and Conference Room: Ideal for professional needs.
  • Resident Lounge with Outdoor Fire Pit: Social spaces for relaxation and gatherings.
  • Large Outdoor Hot Tub: A luxurious addition to the outdoor amenities.
  • Golf Putting Green: Perfect for golf enthusiasts within the community.
  • State-of-the-Art Fitness Center: A 1,800 sq. ft. space for health and wellness.
  • Yoga Studio with Sky Lounge: A serene space for yoga enthusiasts, complemented by a sky lounge with a bar.

Aura’s amenities redefine the standard, creating an environment where every resident’s lifestyle and comfort are prioritized.

Ascent at Metropolitan Naples

Ascent takes luxury living to new heights. Offering a range of spacious studios to grand penthouses, Ascent is a high-end rental high-rise with resort-style amenities, defining the distinctive lifestyle at Metropolitan Naples.

One can indulge in open-concept layouts, oversized windows, and panoramic views from Port Royal to Sanibel Island. Ascent features 270 units, including exquisite studios and expansive penthouses. Residents enjoy a 24/7 concierge, infinity pool, resident lounge, and a 5-story parking garage.

Conveniently located in Naples, Ascent offers easy access to Naples Pier, Lowdermilk Park, and the finest shopping and restaurants. Immerse yourself in the best of Naples living at Ascent, where each detail is crafted to provide an unparalleled apartment living experience.

Ascent at Metropolitan Naples


At Ascent, each residence is designed to elevate your lifestyle. The luxurious apartments feature amenities that ensure a seamless and stylish living experience. From ocean and city views to penthouse apartments, every detail is crafted to provide a distinctive sense of comfort and sophistication.

Here are the amenities:

  • 24/7 Concierge for personalized service.
  • Resident Lounge With Games for social gatherings.
  • Cold Storage for Groceries for added convenience.
  • Private Poolside Cabanas for exclusive relaxation.
  • Work From Home Spaces for flexibility.
  • 2-Story Fitness Center for health and wellness.
  • Pet-Friendly environment with a Bark Park.
  • Package Room for secure deliveries.
  • BBQ Grilling Area for outdoor dining.
  • Coworking & Conference Rooms for professional needs.
  • 6-Story Parking Garage for secure parking.
  • 7th Floor Swimming Pool and Sun Deck for panoramic views.
  • Catering Kitchen for Private Events for special occasions.
  • Penthouse Level Residential Lounge for elevated gatherings.
  • Bicycle Storage for resident convenience.
  • Dog Spa for pampered pets.
  • Resident Storage for personal belongings.
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for eco-friendly living.
  • Onsite Management Office for immediate assistance.

You can embrace a life of luxury and convenience at Ascent, where every detail is thoughtfully curated to redefine your living experience.

Metropolitan Real Estate Highlights

Within the Metropolitan Naples development, Aura stands out with a mix of meticulously designed two, three, and four-bedroom residences, many featuring a den. Aura condos for sale offerings commence at $2.5 million, and contracts are currently being accepted, providing an opportunity to secure your place in this exclusive community.

Notably, Penthouse 5, situated on the 5th floor, offers luxury living with a price tag of $5.6 million. The exclusive Penthouse 2, located on the 15th floor, is the only other remaining penthouse, commanding a price of $5.4 million. These remarkable homes showcase the highest level of elegance in Metropolitan Naples.

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Lavish Interiors


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Aura’s residences presents features like floor-to-ceiling windows, exquisite porcelain and wood flooring, wine walls, and wet bars, complemented by fine cabinetry. Chef-inspired gourmet kitchens boast top-of-the-line appliances, while Owner Suites indulge in modern baths with his and her vanities, spacious showers, and separate soaking tubs. The open floor plans are a nod to Florida’s famed indoor/outdoor lifestyle, offering a seamless blend of comfort and sophistication.

Other finishes include nine-foot volume ceilings, chef-inspired kitchens with large islands, Wolf and Sub-Zero Appliances, and luxurious custom cabinetry. Owner suites feature walk-in closets and sumptuous bathrooms with private water closets, showers, and indulgent soaking tubs.

Ascent too offers extraordinary interiors featuring open-concept layouts, spacious living, and ample storage that redefine apartment living. Oversized windows frame breathtaking ocean and city views, creating a captivating backdrop to everyday life. Beyond the aesthetics, residents enjoy the convenience of keyless entry, designer kitchens blending style and functionality, and the comfort of in-home washer & dryer. Ascent’s commitment to peak luxury is evident in every detail, providing residents with a living experience that seamlessly merges elegance with practicality.


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Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Metropolitan Naples has fantastic ground-level restaurants for Aura residents, providing diverse culinary experiences steps away. The street-level ambiance creates a neighborhood where every meal feels like a celebration.

Aura’s central location means residents have shopping and entertainment options nearby. From boutique shops within the development to the renowned Fifth Avenue South and the Third Street Shopping District, residents can fulfill all their shopping needs. The allure of Waterside Shops or the Coastland Center Mall just a short stroll away adds a touch of luxury to the shopping experience. For entertainment, one can easily jet off from Naples Airport, explore Naples Botanical Garden as well as indulge in Artis—Naples exhibits with equal simplicity.

Within a short stroll of Metropolitan Naples lies the waterfront gem – Naples Bay Resort & Marina, practically across the street. This destination not only hosts boat slips and rentals but also features exceptional boutique shops and remarkable steak and seafood restaurants. If you want to explore more luxury hotels and resorts in and around Naples, you can find detailed information in our dedicated article.

Metropolitan Naples emerges not just as a residence but as a vibrant destination, where dining, shopping, and entertainment seamlessly intertwine.

Prime Location

Perfectly situated at the intersection of Fifth Avenue South (the most famous street in Naples Florida) and Davis Boulevard, Metropolitan Naples is a prime destination in Naples, Florida. The waterfront Naples Bay Resort & Marina, just steps away, adds allure with boat slips, rentals, boutique shops, and superb dining.

This 5.3-acre redevelopment vision integrates luxury condominiums, top-tier rentals, boutique shopping, and upscale dining, revitalizing the Downtown Naples landscape.

Formerly the Gateway Triangle, this long-awaited project bridges Fifth Avenue South, which is considered one of the nicest parts of Naples Florida, to the east thus offering a unique location, fulfilling its role as a catalyst for the area’s redevelopment.

Metropolitan Naples is truly a sophisticated cornerstone in the heart of Naples.

New Developments near Metropolitan Naples

Metropolitan Naples is surrounded by many exciting new developments. Residents of Aura appreciate its proximity to downtown Naples, existing attractions, and the anticipation of emerging businesses and entertainment venues.

Within walking distance, the upcoming Gulfshore Playhouse complex promises a 40,000-square-foot theatrical avenue, featuring a 350-seat main stage, a 150-seat studio theatre, roof top terrace, bar, café, rehearsal space, and an educational wing. The construction is underway, with completion scheduled for the fall of 2023, coinciding with the 2023/2024 season.

Adjacent to Metropolitan Naples, Naples Square, a mixed-use development, is taking shape. This project includes an AC Marriott hotel, multiple restaurants, and the new Gulfshore Playhouse. The AC Hotel Naples will boast a rooftop restaurant, lounge, first-floor café, and 150 luxurious rooms.

Further enriching the neighborhood, Restoration Hardware, and Whole Foods are part of the redevelopment plan on the corner of Fifth Avenue South and 11th Street, a two-block parcel formerly housing the St. George and the Dragon restaurant.

As Metropolitan Naples becomes a hub of sophistication, these developments contribute to the thriving tapestry of the surrounding area.

The Development Team

Meet the visionaries behind Metropolitan Naples – Jerry Starkey and Fred Pezeshkan, longtime Naples residents who have significantly contributed to transforming the city. Pezeshkan, arriving in 1979, crafted notable structures like the Naples Bay Resort and iconic Fifth Avenue South buildings. Starkey, joining in 1988, shaped luxury communities, golf courses, hotels, marinas, and high-rises across Florida.

Together, these accomplished professionals merge their creativity to develop Metropolitan Naples, a dynamic mixed-use community on the high-profile 5.3-acre parcel at Fifth Avenue South and Davis Boulevard.

Additionally, the construction of Ascent at Metropolitan Naples, a collaboration between The Dolben Company, Inc., GFI Development, LLC, and SK2 Capital, is making impressive strides. Located at 1950 Mayfair Street, Naples, the luxury apartments are on track for a Fall 2024 occupancy, showcasing the success of this collaborative venture.

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Metropolitan Naples FAQs

  1. How big are the Metropolitan Naples condos for sale?
    Aura offers standard condos varying in size from 1,780 to 3,351 square feet, while the penthouses range from 2,875 to 4,082 square feet.
    Ascent provides studio apartments with a size of around 576 square feet and spacious penthouses measuring around 2,133 square feet.
  2. Are pets allowed at Metropolitan Naples and if so what are the associated rules?
    Yes, Aura permits a maximum of two dogs or cats.
    At Ascent, dogs and cats are allowed, subject to a pet rent. While there are no weight restrictions for dogs, certain breeds are not allowed, including Rottweiler, Pit Bull (which includes American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Bulldog, and Bull Terrier), Doberman, Siberian Husky, Akita, Chow, Mastiff, Great Dane, German Shepherd, Dalmatian, Alaskan Malamutes, or any mix of these breeds.
  3. Are rentals allowed in Aura?
    Yes, Aura permits unit owners to lease their residences up to four times a year, each lease having a minimum duration of 30 days.
  4. What is the completion timeline for Metropolitan Naples?
    The construction of Ascent is progressing impressively, with the first occupancy expected in Fall 2024. The entire Metropolitan Naples construction is scheduled to be completed by 2026.
  5. Are there any upcoming developments near Metropolitan Naples?
    Discover the exciting new developments surrounding Metropolitan Naples, including the Gulfshore Playhouse complex and Naples Square. Learn about the evolving neighborhood in our “New Developments” section.

Naples New Construction Developments

Witness a Boom in New Home Construction in Naples, FL, unveiling enticing luxury options. Delve into the epitome of sophistication within recently developed projects such as Rosewood Residences, Ritz-Carlton Residences, Epique at Pelican Bay, and Naples Beach Club. Transforming the landscape of luxury living, these initiatives present contemporary amenities and captivating designs, enhancing the essence of living in Naples. Immerse yourself in refined living by exploring these new construction marvels, contributing to the thriving community’s allure.