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By Staff | Jun 21, 2019

Hurricane prep built into newCape Coral senior community

Meridian Senior Living is preparing for this hurricane season and many more to come. Atrium at Liberty Park will become the first Meridian community in Southwest Florida when it opens this fall in Cape Coral, and advanced hurricane protection is being built into the structure under construction near Pine Island Road and Northeast 24th Avenue.

The 110,000-square-foot campus will be concrete block construction on both the lower and upper levels, with impact-resistant windows and doors. Everything from the roof to the shutters is being built with the latest technology meant to defend against the fiercest of storms.

In accordance with guidelines set forth in the wake of Hurricane Irma by then Gov. Rick Scott, and since voted into law, nursing homes and assisted living facilities must develop emergency plans that provide for alternative power sources and fuel capable of maintaining an ambient temperature of no greater than 81 degrees fahrenheit for at least 96 hours. Atrium at Liberty Park will initiate an emergency plan, upon opening, for enough generator capacity to meet the legal requirements set forth by the state and will have the appropriate amount of supplies and staff in the aftermath of a storm.

The construction is also accommodating the latest storm water and floodplain standards to deal with heavy rains. It’s part of a coordinated effort to make sure the building remains secure, the power remains on, and residents can enjoy Atrium life without worry.

Meridian Senior Living has more than 70 communities in the U.S., with additional Florida developments expected to start later this year. Atrium at Liberty Park will encompass 130 supportive independent living, assisted living and memory care residences.

See what Meridian Senior Living is doing to give seniors a place in Cape Coral where they can flourish at www.atriumatlibertypark.com.

Sheriff Marceno to speak at REIS meeting July 9

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno will discuss strategies for public safety issues and law enforcement priorities at the Real Estate Investment Society’s July 9 luncheon meeting. The program will include crime trends and prevention programs, community relations and implementation of new technology. He is also expected to address joint initiatives and coordination between area law enforcement agencies.

Following his presentation, Marceno will respond to questions of specific interest to the real estate investment and development industry.

Marceno was appointed in 2018 to replace Sheriff Mike Scott. He previously served as undersheriff in Lee County and as a deputy with the Collier County Sheriff’s Department.

The meeting is sponsored by Alico ITEC Park, and will begin promptly at 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, July 9, in the Osprey Room at Pelican Preserve’s Clubhouse, on Treeline Avenue at Colonial Boulevard, one mile east of I-75, exit 136, in Fort Myers. Admission is $30 for members and $40 for guests, which includes lunch. Reservations are required by Friday, July5, and may be made at the REIS web site: www.reis-swfl.org.

Home Legacy Realty to hold Builder’s Backyard BBQ Bash this Saturday

Home Legacy Realty is kicking off the summer with a Builder’s Backyard BBQ Bash this Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., starting at 1604 Beach Parkway, W. Cape Coral, FL 33914.

This free event gives the community an opportunity to tour and ask questions in five newly constructed homes, with prices ranging from the high $100s to completely custom all in one day! The BBQ Bash will have free, barbecue-style food and refreshments. During the bash, there will be a fun scavenger hunt that will give everyone a chance to win prizes at the end of the tour of homes.

For eligibility to win, each of the five homes must be visited and the stamp must be obtained in the corresponding space under each home provided. If attendees would like to increase their chances of winning, they can check-in to social media during the bash and tag us in a photo with all of the following hashtags: #HLR, #yourhomelegacy, #CapeCoral, #bbqbash19 and #buildersbbqbash. Winners from the scavenger hunt will be announced and contacted on Monday, June 24th.

Home Legacy Realty is a digital resource for buying and selling homes in the Cape Coral and Fort Myers area. The company provides real time updates of all properties for sale. To learn more, visit yourhomelegacy.com.

LandQwest leader Mary Gentile nominated for APEX Award

Mary Gentile, CRX, CRM, president of LandQwest Commercial Property Management, was among the 15 nominees for the 2019 APEX Awards announced recently by the Greater Fort Myers Chamber. The APEX Award recognizes women with an outstanding reputation for professionalism, philanthropy and leadership.

Since 2006, The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Women in Business committee recognizes local female leaders for their dedication to professional excellence, community service, leadership and mentoring.

Gentile was nominated for her philanthropic efforts in the Southwest Florida community, including the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Real Estate Investment Society efforts to educate young adults and recent Florida Gulf Coast University graduates.

Gentile has also been active in the commercial real estate market throughout Florida for 22 years, including hurricane preparedness and recovery efforts.

The 2019 APEX Awards will be presented by Sanibel Captiva Community Bank on Friday, Aug. 16, at The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village in Cape Coral.

LandQwest is a full-service commercial real estate firm across Florida. Its in-house expertise expedites custom tenant representation, leasing and sales brokerage services and a 2.5+ square foot property management portfolio.

Its retail, office, industrial, investment, hospitality, land, multi-family, special-use and management experts offer a regional firm with local roots, and a dedication to cultivating relationships. For more information, visit LQWEST.com.