5th Avenue South, Historic Naples Florida MainStreet :Movers & Shapers: Episode 3 & 4 Featuring Urban Legend Bob Gibbs, CEO of Gibbs Planning Group, and Kristen Coury, CEO and Producing Artistic Director of Gulfshore Playhouse
Podcast Features Bob Gibbs and Kristen Coury, local Naples Florida IconsEpisode 3: Urban Retail legend Bob Gibbs, CEO of Gibbs Planning Group - Gibbs has helped develop more than 1,000 town centers and historic districts worldwide. If architect Andres Duany is considered the Father and visionary of Fifth Avenue, then Bob Gibbs is its kindly Uncle who worked alongside Duany in the Avenue’s initial planning and has continued to shepherd it through expanded growth for decades. We will talk about Fifth Avenue’s attributes, including walkability, accessibility, natural beauty and urban retail in meeting the needs of the community. We will trace the Avenue’s historic beginnings, its case study development, and explore its future.Episode 4: Kristen Coury, CEO and Producing Artistic Director, Gulfshore Playhouse - Gulfshore Playhouse has grown from fledgling artistic startup to world-class production company, with Coury’s visionary plans to build a state-of-the-art, 45,000 square foot new home for the theater, which is scheduled for completion in late 2023, as her priority. Kristen will discuss how the Playhouse has raised almost $60 million for construction and what this incredible undertaking means in terms of Naples’ culture and economic impact.