This Southwest Florida Publix-anchored center is located in a high-traffic regional retail hub in East Naples. Freedom Square has an extensive market draw, including south to Marco Island, with a year-round population of more than 200,000 and an additional 113,000 seasonal residents. Furthermore, the market growth is 130% above the national average with new residential development adding nearly 16,000 housing units within five miles of the center.
The redevelopment repurposed the former Kmart building into a Burlington Stores, HomeGoods, Planet Fitness and additional small shop space. The center’s renovation included exterior façade and landscaping improvements.
As a result of this redevelopment, traffic to the center has increased by 65% over the previous year, averaging more than 36,000 visits a week. A perfect example of how we strive to create centers where retailers and communities connect and thrive.