Updates and information about the Lake Park neighborhood by the home owner's association. 
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Welcome to the Lake Park Digest

I'm Derek Perry, the Correspondence Secretary for the Lake Park Neighborhood Association. I send out emails on behalf of the neighborhood association. Feel free to email me anything you'd like included in future mailings.

Downtown Redevelopment Plans Make Headway

The Plaza on 3rd, Kelly’s Fish House, and St. George in the Dragon—to name a few. Several downtown redesign projects have passed preliminary hurdles and are poised for development.

The build out will lead to a new era for downtown lifestyle that will see restaurants, seasonal condos and a hotel built along the Gordon River District of Fifth Avenue. On Third Street, a new hotel will replace the long defunct Third Street Plaza.

The first picture depicts drawings of what will replace the Plaza on Third Street South. The Naples Design Board approved preliminary plans for a three story 118-room hotel with commercial space on the first floor.

The second photo reveals a rendering of the "Prom on Fifth," a development to include five restaurants and more than 400 seats of outdoor and rooftop dining on Naples Bay. Currently the property is an undeveloped field on the south side of the Gordon River Bridge.

Finally, 51,000 sq. ft. of commercial and retail space has recently been approved by the city's Design Review Board. This development would replace St. George & the Dragon, which was irreparably damaged by a fire. The project still requires city council approval. 

Read more about the Third Street Hotel, Kelly's Landing, The Prom, & St. George from the Naples Daily News.

City of Naples Launches New Website

The new website boasts an easy-to-use interface and mobile-friendly access. While there, take the opportunity to learn about and apply for open board and committee positions. Specifically, The Public Art Advisory Committee (disclosure: I'm a member of), Design Review Board, and Code Enforcement Board (among others) have current vacancies.

Learn more at

A message from City Manager Bill Moss regarding CodeRED and the city website:

The purpose of this message is to remind Naples citizens and businesses that the hurricane season begins on June 1st.  Now is the time to think about hurricane preparedness.
One of the most essential elements of preparedness is communication.  Your City has one of the most effective means of communicating emergency messages.  The system is called CodeRED. The system allows time-sensitive emergency telephonic communications through a robust dialing infrastructure.  An emergency message, typically 60 seconds or less, can be sent to thousands of people in a few minutes.  Messages will be sent when evacuations are recommended, when citizens may return to the city following a hurricane event, or when there is a need to inform citizens of other emergency situations.
CodeRED will only benefit you if the system has your contact information.  To reach you, CodeRED must have your telephone numbers.  While CodeRED’s existing database of phone numbers should include all land-line based residential phone numbers, the database may not include mobile, business, internet protocol (IP) and “seasonal” phone numbers unless previously registered by you on the City’s website.  These additional numbers are important, especially if you are not always at your Naples home or business, and when you evacuate the area during a hurricane event and must rely on your mobile phone for communication.
We recommend that all City of Naples citizens and businesses register their land-line, mobile, IP, and business phone numbers through the City’s web site by clicking this link:  You will be able to register any phone number that may be required to reach you and members of your family.  If you have previously registered your phone numbers, there is no need to register again.
Should you misplace the above link, you may access CodeRED on the home page of the City’s web  On the home page, click the small red square located at the lower right side of the page (see attachment). For those who may require assistance or who may not have internet access, please contact Stephanie Bleau at 239-213-1000 or by email  
It is also recommended that you take a few moments to think about other hurricane preparedness matters.  A reliable source of information can be obtained from Collier County Emergency Management.  The link to access the Collier County All Hazards Guide is:
We recommend that citizens stay tuned to local news media as tropical systems develop.

Bike Theft Bust

Previous emails have detailed a rash of bike thefts in the community. Police arrested and charged an individual at the end of April / beginning of May in connection with numerous bike thefts (one of them on 7th Avenue North).

Since their arrest, there have been no reported bike thefts in Naples. 

Career Criminal Busted by Naples Police Using High Tech Plate Readers

Between May 23 – 24, 2017, a residential burglary and grand theft occurred at 2261 Trout Ct in the Royal Harbor neighborhood in the City of Naples. License Plate Reader (LPR) cameras utilized in the Royal Harbor neighborhood aided in the efficient arrest of suspect, Michael Alfonso Hernandez.
Naples Police Detectives concluded suspect Michael Hernandez burglarized 2261 Trout Ct on several occasions between May 23 – 24, 2017, removing two flat screen televisions and valuable artwork. A neighbor witnessed a silver Mercedes in the driveway of the victim’s unoccupied residence, made note of the license plate, and contacted the Naples Police Department. Naples Police Detectives utilized the Royal
Harbor LPR and video recording system to review the frequency of Hernandez entering and exiting the Royal Harbor neighborhood. One of the LPR images showed the vehicle leaving the neighborhood on May 24, 2017 with a covered flat screen television protruding from the trunk of the suspect vehicle.
Surveillance cameras were also used to identify suspect Michael Hernandez.
The silver Mercedes driven by Hernandez was reported stolen from the Windstar neighborhood in Collier County.
On the evening of May 25, 2017 Michael Hernandez was apprehended by Sheriff’s Office Deputies while driving the stolen, silver Mercedes. A set of Audi and Wave Runner keys from 2261 Trout Ct were recovered during a search of the stolen Mercedes.
Naples Police Detectives confirmed suspect, Michael Alfonso Hernandez has an extensive criminal history of burglary and theft arrests in Collier County. Michael Hernandez was subsequently positively identified from a photo line-up by a Royal Harbor resident.

Michael Hernandez’s latent fingerprints were located and processed from within 2261 Trout Ct. Naples Police Detectives arrested suspect, Michael Alfonso Hernandez for F.S.S. 810.02(3)b - Burglary of a Dwelling, and F.S.S. 812.014(2)C – Grand Theft.

See it on NBC-2 here

Naples Police Beat

Here's a roundup of notable police chatter:
06/07/17 - Burglary on South Golf Drive
06/02/17 - Kids Busted for Drinking (Presumably) on Beach
05/17/17 - Kids Busted for Drinking & Smoking Pot on Beach
05/13/17 - Kids Busted with Narc Paraphernalia at 700 Block of Goodlette
05/10/17 - Battery by Known Person at 255 6th Street South
04/14/17 - Physical Altercation & Resisting at 1300 5th Avenue North

Elsewhere, there have been a few auto burglaries. Please lock your doors and take your purse with you if you are at a commercial property. If you can’t, then secure it in your trunk.

Digital Version of Print Newsletter

Our Official Lake Park e-Newsletter (Feb 2017) has been digitized and is available for download.

That's All, Folks!

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Lake Park Neighborhood Association
PO Box 11282
Naples, FL 34101-1282

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