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...
How you can impact development in greater Estero

How you can impact development in greater Estero

How You Can Impact the Future of Greater Estero Development | Traffic | PlanningEngage Estero, an all-volunteer, nonpolitical, nonprofit Community Engagement Association, believes there is a critical need to look closely at the collective impact on traffic because of...

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Will the Village Reconsider the Closure of the Golf Driving Range?

The Williams Road Golf Driving Range is Slated to Close

The Williams Road Golf Driving Rangeis Slated to Close!The Village management and Council have decided that the Driving Range will close. Given the facility's remarkably elevated level of use and the lack of access to practice facilities within a reasonable distance,...

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Are you in the Incorporated Village of Estero or Not?

Are you in the Incorporated Village of Estero or Not?

Do you live in the Incorporated Village of Estero or Not?People are unsure whether they live within the incorporated Village of Estero, the incorporated City of Bonita Springs, or in an unincorporated area, especially for those living along East Corkscrew Road.By Mark...

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Unraveling the Mystery of Development Impact Fees

Unraveling the Mystery of Development Impact Fees

Unraveling the Mystery of Development Impact FeesFew people outside the local, county, and state government agencies understand "Development Impact" fees. Engage Estero monitors impact fees and their use in Estero and surrounding areas. The following information will...

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Workforce Housing: Encouraging Developments

Workforce Housing: Encouraging Developments

Workforce Housing: Encouraging Developments!In March 2022, the ECCL, now Engage Estero, released an article titled "Why We Need Workforce Housing in the Greater Estero Area." The article explained the increasing difficulties facing middle-income workers in buying or...

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Southwest Florida Regional Economic Indicators

Southwest Florida Regional Economic Indicators

The period following the landfall of hurricane Ian in late September has been difficult for both businesses and the public. Not only have many in Southwest Florida had to cope with the tragic aftermath, but there was also a period of high inflation and difficult...

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