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Fort Myers’ Lee Memorial Hospital awarded ‘A’ rating

The Lee Health health-care system announced that four of their hospitals have received A-ratings from The Leapfrog Group. 

Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital (which is located just 2.5 miles from Prima Luce on the Waterfront) all earned an “A,” the highest rating for quality and safety outcomes and processes. Only the top 32% of hospitals in the nation earn scores high enough to receive the A grade.

Lee Health’s Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida has also been identified by Leapfrog as one of the 10 best children’s hospitals in the country for three years in a row.

Read Lee Health’s entire press release at Florida Weekly or visit LeeHealth.org.

Rebekah MacFarlane Barney will be featured celebrity painter at annual upcoming SWFL Ronald MacDonald House Charities ‘Eat Clay Love’ fundraiser

Once Again, Prima Luce’s Rebekah MacFarlane Barney is a participating artist in this year’s EAT. CLAY. LOVE…Once Again!, a special celebratory dinner, auction and fundraiser to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, now in their 22nd year of supporting Southwest Florida children and families.

On Thursday, March 28, 2019, join the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida for a celebration under the stars and a delicious dinner prepared by Chef Brian Roland of CRAVE Culinaire.

Prima Luce’s Rebekah MacFarlane Barney southwest florida fort myers Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. Stefanie Ink-Edwards, Jenna Persons and Rachel Pierce (NBC2)

Prima Luce’s Rebekah MacFarlane Barney (far right) is once again participating in the fundraiser “Eat, Clay, Love” to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. Pictured with Rebekah are (L to R) Stefanie Ink-Edwards (Community Cooperative), Jenna Persons (Strayhorn & Persons), and Rachel Pierce (NBC2).

During Eat, Clay, Love’s main event, Rebekah’s uniquely painted platter will be up for auction along with work by two of her best pals, Attorney Jenna Persons and NBC2’s Rachel Pierce, and other local celebrities, to be auctioned off to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities. (Last year’s Eat, Clay, Love event raised more than $26,000 in 26 minutes!)

Reserve your seats! Call Amy at 239-437-0202 or PURCHASE TICKETS NOW!

Eat Clay Love once again to benefit Ronald MacDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, fundraiser auction featuring painted pottery by Rebekah MacFarlane Barney of Prima Luce, Rachel Pierce of NBC2

Showcase: At Prima Luce, Hurricane Safety Comes First

From the News-Press’ Showcase on September 22, 2017:

“After experiencing the severity of Hurricane Irma, one of the worst storms in Florida’s history, hurricane safety is fresh on the minds of the millions who have been affected. Most of the time, living in Florida means living in paradise, but an event like this serves as a reminder that natural disasters can still strike and cause devastation, and preparation is key.

Thankfully, the waterfront high-rise buildings in downtown Fort Myers developed in the 2000s by Robert MacFarlane fared exceptionally well for the duration of the storm. Beau Rivage, St. Tropez and Riviera proved to withstand all that Hurricane Irma brought to Southwest Florida. Residents were also equipped with alternate power sources, so no power was lost.

As Mr. MacFarlane continues to drive the revitalization of downtown Fort Myers, his newest and fifth area high-rise condominium community, Prima Luce on the Waterfront, will be no exception. Set to break ground at the end of 2017, Prima Luce’s two, 22-story towers will be category-5 sustainable, fully equipped with high-velocity, impact-resistant windows built to withstand 160 mph wind speeds as required by FEMA.

Flood-resistant barriers have been designed to oppose the forces of rising water on the first floor, which houses Prima Luce’s many amenity spaces. Residences begin on the second floor, approximately 15 feet up from the ground. A generator will power each tower and is located in the flood-resistant area on site in order to supply electrical service when needed. Furthermore, walls, columns, foundations, and exterior door openings will be designed to withstand the most extreme weather. Both towers and the parking garage have been tested by an independent engineering consultant utilizing models and wind tunnel simulations to ensure Prima Luce residents remain safe, secure and comfortable even in the worst conditions.

Media representatives from Wink News, NBC2 and WeatherNation were able to take cover in one of Mr. MacFarlane’s other properties during Irma, and vehicles from the nearby Fort Myers Yacht Basin and Fort Myers Housing Authority also found solace in the underground garage. The windows are able to withstand large missiles and winds up to 160 mph, and until Hurricane Irma’s winds hit 80 mph, it was whisper quiet in MacFarlane’s existing structures.

At Prima Luce, safety will always come first, but so will your quality of life. You’ll have the pleasure of enjoying luxurious resort-style amenities, such as breathtaking waterfront views from every residence. Plan entertainment with your virtual concierge. Keep fit in the state-of-the-art waterfront fitness center, bike downtown, or jog along the beautiful Caloosahatchee River on the Riverwalk. Pick up a book in the library or meet with colleagues in the conference room. Barbecue for new friends or host the “go-to” party of the season in the expansive waterfront social room with a fully equipped, community kitchen. Step into your zero-entry, heated pool and spa that includes swim-in-place jets, lap pool, aerobic area, and bar. This time of your life is the best! Don’t forget about your furry friends—Prima Luce is also pet friendly.

With nine different floorplans, ranging from a studio to penthouses, there is a design for every lifestyle! Open floor plans feature exterior walls of glass, with private balconies, high ceilings, granite countertops, beautiful floorings and cabinets, walk-in closets, a washer and dryer, and top-brand, energy-efficient appliances.

Designed by the renowned Titsch & Ko Architects with interiors by Dwayne Bergmann Interiors, one of Southwest Florida’s most celebrated design firms, Prima Luce impresses from the moment you enter the covered drive and park in the six-level parking garage. National general contractor Suffolk Construction will bring the vision to life beginning at the end of this year.

Pricing ranges from the low $200s-$1 million+, the lowest in the area for new construction with gorgeous water views. In addition, Prima Luce’s monthly fees are the lowest of the waterfront high rises in downtown. Call the Sales Center today to reserve your sunrise or sunset views and learn more about our pre-construction incentives, going on now for a limited time. Financing options are available.

Schedule an appointment or stop by the Prima Luce Sales Center located on the project site at 2631 First Street in the historic River District of Fort Myers. Hours are from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1 p.m.–5 p.m. on Sundays. Call (239) 214-7535 to make your reservation today, or visit www.PrimaLuceLife.com for more information.”


“Fort Myers Condo to Sustain 160 mph Wind Speeds”


“Prima Luce, LLC is planning and constructing a two-tower, 22-story waterfront condominium community, slated to break ground in the fourth quarter of this year, for future hurricanes that may impact the Downtown Fort Myers Historic River District.

The building structure has been designed to sustain 160 mph wind speeds, along with the site’s land exposure to surrounding open space and adjacent buildings, via a certified engineering firm’s wind tunnel simulation experiment. It exceeds the Miami-Dade hurricane code, which is the strictest code in existence. The experiment includes creating a physical, geometrical model of the site and buildings to scale, in addition to nearby properties within a one-mile distance of the development.

Through a series of tests that produce the natural wind environment in an enclosed space, the engineers can determine the wind forces that are applied to every surface of the building and design each surface accordingly. In turn, impact-resistant windows will be installed to resist missile objects of any size, as well as resist maximum glass deflection potentially caused by the wind’s velocity.

“Just as we have always done with the nearby Beau Rivage, St. Tropez and Riviera, all of which held up beautifully and never lost electricity during Hurricane Irma, Prima Luce will be equipped with alternate power sources, as well as flood resistant barriers,” said Robert A. MacFarlane, founding partner and principal of MacFarlane Grand Properties, Inc., Prima Luce’s exclusive brokerage firm.”


Read the rest of the article published on The Business Observer here!