and Video Courtesy of WINK NEWS
By Rachel Cox-Rosen
Published March 15, 2021
Neighbors are fed up by the noise and mess a project
is causing near their homes.
Concrete workers are posted up at the southeastern corner of Davis
Boulevard and Santa Barbara Boulevard outside the Firano at Naples gated
community in East Naples.
It was a rare quiet morning for the Lundays with
their dog on the lanai reading and drinking coffee recently, which is
out of the ordinary for them. For a year, they say there has been noise
from morning to evening in their community. Right behind the couple’s
home, concrete is dumped into a crusher and processed.
“We hear the trucks backing up which they give a beep, beep, beep sound
and then the crash of the concrete when they’re crushing it,” John
At the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County next-door
to the site, leaders there are concerned about the dust and debris.
“The activities there are really preventing our
children from being able to safely play outside,” said Megan
McCarthy-Beauvais, the president and CEO at Boys & Girls Club of Collier
Scott Nyquist, the president of Firano at Naples homeowners association,
worries about the sprawling piles of concrete.
“How can it be permitted to have essentially an industrial operation
taking place in a residential neighborhood?” Nyquist said. “That’s a
Troublesome or not, Bobby Cadenhead, the owner of Brothers recyclers of
Naples, says they have the needed permits, and the county comes by daily
to ensure compliance.
Firano at Naples wants the company to process the concrete elsewhere.
“All the material that got hauled in to build their community created
the same problem,” Cadenhead said. “They had a crusher over there also
crushing the rock, and the people around them had to understand what
they were doing.”
Cadenhead hopes for the same understanding while they complete the new
The concrete being crushed at the site will be used as fill and will
take about another six months.
Developers eventually plan to build retail shops, condos and a 55-plus