Community Planning Articles

Estero Sense of Place Winners Announced

Engage Estero wants to thank everyone who took part in the process of helping define Estero's Sense of Place. Following a presentation in February of 2024 by Tony Carangleo, watch online here, Engage Estero offered prizes to residents who submitted written...
Lee Health Coconut Point 5 Year Anniversary

Lee Health Coconut Point 5 Year Anniversary

Lee Health Coconut Point 5 Year AnniversaryWritten by Allan Bowditch, Engage Estero’s Chief Communications Officer;Photos by Ed Weil, Engage Estero Committee MemberLee Health Coconut Point celebrated five years of outstanding patient care and growth in the Estero and...

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The Impact of Urbanization: GECR Quarter 4, 2023

The Impact of Urbanization: GECR Quarter 4, 2023

November 2023 Greater Estero Community Report Our 4th GECR summarizes the outcome of the recent Public Forum on the urbanization taking place in greater Estero and what this and other developments will mean for the future.  Residents learned what initiatives are in...

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How Impact Fees Support Infrastructure in greater Estero

How Impact Fees Support Infrastructure in greater Estero

How Impact Fees Support Infrastructure in SW Florida What you need to know.Most people believe “Growth should pay for Growth.” In SW Florida, specifically Lee County, new development should pay for the infrastructure to support the new development.by Mark Novitski,...

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Traffic on Corkscrew Road – Traveling East Corkscrew Road. Is it Safer?

Traffic on Corkscrew Road – Traveling East Corkscrew Road. Is it Safer?

East Corkscrew Road had improvements in 2014/2015 to help with traffic, but it was not enough. Lee County Department of Transportation (LDOT) collaborated with the developer as the Wild Blue Estero, FL development was planned and approved. LDOT required the Wild Blue east entrance to line up with Bella Terra Blvd.

In 2018, with road impact fees, LDOT installed a traffic signal at Bella Terra Blvd and Corkscrew Road. In April 2021, East Corkscrew Road widening, Phase I (Ben Hill Griffin to the east border of Bella Terra) started. As the Rivercreek development was planned and approved, working with LDOT, their entrance was aligned with the west entrance of Wild Blue. In 2023, the Rivercreek developer, GL Homes, worked with LDOT to fund a traffic signal. There is still hope the Wild Blue community will pay their fair share, as the warrants are not there for LDOT to fund a traffic signal.

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The State of Development: GECR Quarter 3, 2023

The State of Development: GECR Quarter 3, 2023

September 2023 Greater Estero Community Report Our 3rd GECR provides an essential update on the various building developments that will likely be scheduled in greater Estero over the next few years, together with an update on what changes we can expect regarding our...

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8/22/23 Village Meeting: Planning, Zoning and Design Board

8/22/23 Village Meeting: Planning, Zoning and Design Board

Items of Interest on Aug. 22, 2023 Village Planning, Zoning and Design Board Meeting Agenda The Village of Estero Planning, Zoning and Design Board will discuss several important matters at its next meeting on Tuesday, August 22. These meetings are an opportunity for...

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