Scenes from the Artesia gated community in East Naples on Sunday afternoon. Elliot Sprung and his wife, Olga Palmer-Sprung said they bought their home in April of 2008 with expectations that the developer, WCI, was going to finish building the community, complete with a pool, a fitness center and a clubhouse. Their home in Artesia was their retirement plan, said Elliot Sprung. Instead, the couple said they discovered their home had been built with Chinese drywall, and WCI never finished constructing the community. The Sprung family joined around 40 residents in signing and mailing a petition to WCI president David Fry. The group of homeowners feel betrayed as WCI has started building another community in Naples without finishing Artesia. Tristan Spinski/Staff

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Scenes from the Artesia gated community in East Naples on Sunday afternoon. Elliot Sprung and his wife, Olga Palmer-Sprung said they bought their home in April of 2008 with expectations that the developer, WCI, was going to finish building the community, complete with a pool, a fitness center and a clubhouse. Their home in Artesia was their retirement plan, said Elliot Sprung. Instead, the couple said they discovered their home had been built with Chinese drywall, and WCI never finished constructing the community. The Sprung family joined around 40 residents in signing and mailing a petition to WCI president David Fry. The group of homeowners feel betrayed as WCI has started building another community in Naples without finishing Artesia. Tristan Spinski/Staff

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