Builder Announces Vehicle Fortress Expansion

Strong demand for condos to store RVs, luxury vehicles and boats is driving new construction near the Fort Myers airport.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 8, 2019) — Fort Myers-based duPont Builders announced it is building a major expansion of Vehicle Fortress, Southwest Florida’s upscale storage condos for RVs and all types of vehicles.

“Vehicle Fortress’ location off Treeline Avenue in Fort Myers is ideal for people who need to store RVs, luxury vehicles and boats in a secure air-conditioned space with easy access to the airport and Interstate 75,” says Victor duPont, president of duPont Builders.

Fort Myers-based duPont Builders will double the size of the Vehicle Fortress development with three new buildings totaling 36,000 square feet at 14702 Tarmac Court, Fort Myers, near Southwest Florida International Airport. Once those are sold, the company will build another three buildings. There’s room for another nine buildings on an adjacent 7.5-acre parcel.

Each climate-controlled condo is 50 feet deep and 18-to-22 feet wide, with 14-foot-high doors. That’s enough room for RVs, boats and large personal luxury items. The 65-foot aisles make it easy to maneuver even the largest motorhomes and trailers and the gated site is secured with security cameras and a perimeter fence. You can view a video of the development here https://youtu.be/17cFSVEzJAI.

“The airport is the gateway to the Gulf Coast of Florida,” says Richard Kohn, the owner and developer of Vehicle Fortress who attended a groundbreaking ceremony recently with duPont and Lee County Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass. He notes that Vehicle Fortress is located just 600 yards from the end of the runway at Southwest Florida International Airport.

Kohn, a longtime Boston real estate developer who specializes in commercial and industrial projects, credited Lee County commissioners with the foresight to extend the development order for the project. Vehicle Fortress was conceived before the 2008 recession and the county’s extension of the development order removed a potential obstacle.

Sales of the Vehicle Fortress condos have been brisk, says Phil Pugh, real estate consultant with The Pugh Group. Prices range from $100,000 to $200,000 per unit, depending on size. The new condos will be available for occupancy this summer. For more information about the units, visit www.vehiclefortress.com or call 239-591-4700.

About duPont Builders

duPont Builders is a residential and commercial construction company based in Fort Myers, Fla., founded in 1983. Founder Victor duPont is a two-term past president of the Lee Building Industry Association. The builder has won numerous awards, including Lee County’s Award for Excellence for Island Woods on Sanibel Island. For more information, visit www.dupontbuilders.com.

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