March 20, 2023
The Irving’s Ryan Anderson talks high-rise hurricane safety with Briana Brownlee of SWFL Fox 4 News

Fox 4 reporter Briana Brownlee interviewed Alzada Company Vice President of Development Ryan Anderson for her piece, “Downtown Fort Myers high-rise construction post-Hurricane Ian."

March 15, 2023
The Irving appears on FOX 4 Downtown high-rise piece

Southwest Florida FOX 4 reporter Briana Brownlee included The Irving Downtown in a recent piece on new high-rises coming to Downtown Fort Myers, Florida. The Irving will sit on the corner near the intersection of Bay and Lee Street, in the heart of the River District. "The Irving team is currently working with the City […]

March 2, 2023
The Irving Featured in Fort Myers News-Press

On March 2, 2023, The Irving Downtown was featured in an article in the Fort Myers News-Press detailing upcoming high-rises in Downtown Fort Myers, by Samantha Neely.

October 25, 2022
Vivas Palm Park Hurricane Ian Post-Storm Update

On Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, the Naples Botanical Garden assessed the damage Hurricane Ian caused in Vivas Palm Park.

October 25, 2022
The Irving Downtown Hurricane Ian Post-Storm Update

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Ian, The Irving Downtown team set in motion plans to fully assess, clear, and fence the development site at 2401 Bay Street in Downtown Fort Myers, Florida.

August 19, 2022
The Irving Downtown launches updated website

Introducing the NEW! Click below or in the menu above to explore all The Irving Downtown has to offer.

August 2, 2022
Developer of The Irving featured in Gulfshore Life Magazine Futuremakers Issue

Alzada Company owner and developer of The Irving Downtown, Rebekah Barney, is featured in Gulfshore Life's Aug. 2022 Futuremakers Issue. The profile, written by Stephanie Davis, is called "Urban Legend: Second-generation developer Rebekah Barney marks a new era in Fort Myers urbanization with The Irving," and features photography by Anna Nguyen. The multi-page feature describes […]

July 1, 2022
The Irving’s geotechnical and civil Engineers conduct on-site testing, topographical survey

THE IRVING DOWNTOWN PROJECT UPDATE RYAN ANDERSON, LEED AP | ALZADA VP OF DEVELOPMENT The Irving Downtown’s Geotechnical Engineer, ECS of Florida, was on-site this week performing soil infiltration tests. These percolation tests measure the ability of our native soils to accept rainwater. This report will help our civil engineer, Peninsula Engineering, to properly calculate […]

June 24, 2022
The Irving Downtown reveals updated rendering

The Irving Downtown has released an updated exterior rendering of the new eco-friendly, pet-friendly rental community coming soon to the historic River District in Downtown Fort Myers, Florida. With rezoning approval from the Fort Myers City Council, The Irving Downtown will increase the number of residences in the building to a maximum of 98 units. […]

June 6, 2022
The Irving Downtown sponsors SBDAC Sounds of Summer Concert Series

The Irving Downtown is a proud sponsor of the 2022 Sounds of Summer Series, hosted by our River District neighbor, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Keep reading and click the links below to learn more about each event! June 17, 2022 | Dueling Pianos Featured pianists, Sarah Hadeka and David Rode will take audience suggestions […]

May 25, 2022
Vivas Palm Park improvement plans taking root

After an exciting development earlier this month, the planning phase of the newly renamed Vivas Palm Park improvement project is underway. Last week, Isabel Soto, Project Manager for the Naples Botanical Garden, and Nick Ewy, the Garden’s Director of Collections, carried out a full assessment and inventory of the 50+ trees in Downtown Fort Myers’ […]

May 12, 2022
The Irving debuts to Downtown Property Owners Association

Southwest Florida real estate developer Rebekah Barney officially introduced The Irving Downtown to the Fort Myers Downtown Property Owners Association at their monthly May meeting, hosted by the Luminary Hotel in Downtown Fort Myers, Florida. Next to speak was Bob Megazzini, General Manager of the Luminary Hotel, who gave attendees an update on the new […]

May 9, 2022
City Council approves Downtown Fort Myers 'Vivas Palm Park' name change

On Monday, May 2, 2022, the Fort Myers City Council approved renaming the existing “Park of Palms” to “Vivas Palm Park” in honor of Fort Myers’ pioneering Vivas family, who lived on the property from 1866 to 1959. In 1936, the Vivas family deeded the riverfront portion of their land to the City for the creation […]

April 19, 2022
The Irving Downtown Debuts First Promo Video

The Alzada Company proudly presents the debut promotional video for The Irving Downtown, filmed by the superb iHeart Films Studios in the charming historic River District of Downtown Fort Myers, Florida, and the beautiful showroom at Dwayne Bergmann Interiors on Metro Parkway. The video features members of The Alzada Company team – President Rebekah Barney, […]

April 12, 2022
DTFM Park of Palms to Receive Modern Makeover

The Alzada Company, developer of The Irving Downtown, attended the first official meeting regarding the revitalization and modernization of the Park of Palms on Monday, April 11, 2022, along with representatives from the Naples Botanical Garden, the City of Fort Myers, and a descendant of the Vivas Family, whose ancestors donated the Park’s land to […]

March 19, 2022
Irving Offers Luxury & Lifestyle for Pets & Their People

The Irving Downtown is a pet-friendly luxury mid-rise rental community in historic Downtown Fort Myers, Florida, close to highly-rated veterinarians, groomers, and pet supply stores. Surrounded by miles of walkable paths, parks and piers – as well as many dog-friendly restaurants and shops – The Irving Downtown also features a convenient self-service pet spa with […]

February 21, 2022
Irving Developer to Produce Downtown Fort Myers Doc

The Alzada Company has announced plans to produce a documentary chronicling the history of Downtown Fort Myers and one of its founding families, the Vivas. The timing of the announcement on February 21 coincides with Fort Myers Founders Day, established in 2016 by the Florida House of Representatives to honor the 150th anniversary of the […]

January 31, 2022
City Resolution Clears Way for The Irving Downtown

On Monday, January 31, 2022, the City of Fort Myers passed a resolution granting a legacy strip of downtown land measuring just five inches wide and 38 feet long to Alzada, developer of The Irving Downtown on an adjacent site. In exchange, Alzada will make enhancements to the adjacent City Garden of Palms, also known […]

November 11, 2021
The Irving ­– Coming Soon to Downtown Fort Myers

The Irving Downtown is a new luxury mid-rise rental community coming soon to the heart of the historic River District of Downtown Fort Myers, Florida. This pet-friendly apartment building will sit atop a multi-level parking structure – making it the only downtown community with attached parking – and feature one-bedroom and two-bedroom residences, as well as […]

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