Naples Design District launches “Save The Name” campaign

Naples Florida Weekly - October 21st, 2021

The Naples Design District creative quarter has launched a “Save the Name” campaign to conserve the name it officially branded itself more than three years ago. The Community Redevelopment Agency and DPZ CoDesign have asked the Naples community to vote on a name for the district as part of its 41-10 Master Plan to revitalize the area in Naples, located between 5th Avenue South to 7th Avenue North and the East side of U.S 41 to Goodlette-Frank Road.

The Naples Design District Board and founding members would like to keep the “Naples Design District” name, which they designated via community input and vote in 2017 and spent years marketing. Comprised of established, locally owned shops, boutiques, restaurants, emerging businesses and national brands, the Naples Design District offers locals, seasonal residents, and tourists an eclectic mix of art, design, style, food, and culture.

The Naples Design District was formed by founding directors Chad Jensen, Daniel Summers, Laura Burns, David Fruscione, Shawn Foust and Rufino Hernandez along with a steering committee of member businesses, which started working together in 2013 to spearhead efforts to define and name the area the Naples Design District. It had the support of the local government and the Community Redevelopment Agency, which oversees and helps guide private and public initiatives for creating economic development, physical characteristic improvements and investment within the designated CRA districts. Continue reading

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