Vantage Lofts will bring much-needed housing and retail space to the Downtown River District.
Vantage Lofts, a 16-story loft style apartment development, will replace two older commercial buildings, a parking lot, and vacant land on 4 parcels of property. Its location is just west of the Caloosahatchee Bridge, between West First Street, Henley Place, Carson Street, and McGregor Boulevard. The Vantage Lofts program will provide 217 loft apartments with 5,000 square feet of retail space, including a 4-story parking garage with 300 parking spaces. In 2019, the project was approved for a TIF rebate of $11.4 million. It will bring young professionals to the Fort Myers area and promote new business growth once completed, thereby contributing directly to the revitalization of the Fort Myers River District. Construction on the $63 million project is planned for July 2023, with completion set for July 2025.