Development / Community Planning Articles

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...
Signs in Estero

Signs in Estero

Basic Guidance for the Legal Use of Signs in Estero from the Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL) August 2014 This document is designed to provide citizen education and awareness.  It summarizes often-complex provisions and thus is not intended as, and cannot be...

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Census 2020

Census 2020

We all know how important funding is to support our state and local programs, so we are supporting the Census Bureau 2020 informational initiative to explain the importance of every head in SWFL being counted. Federal support is crucial to assist our population and...

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The DR/GR – What is it and why you should care about it

The DR/GR – What is it and why you should care about it

DR/GR stands for density reduction - groundwater resource. It is a large area of land (over 80,000 acres) just east of Estero that was established jointly in 1990 by the State of Florida and Lee County with the specific purpose of protecting the principal water supply...

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Does the Hertz Arena revised paint scheme meet code?

Does the Hertz Arena revised paint scheme meet code?

On Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 5:30 the Design Review Board (DRB) will conduct a Public Information Meeting about the revised painting proposal for the ‚ÄúGermain Arena‚ÄĚ in response to a naming agreement between the Hertz Corporation and KTB Florida Sports Arena LLC, the...

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First Half Single Family Home Sales Remain Steady

First Half Single Family Home Sales Remain Steady

Based on MLS records, one hundred-fifteen (115) single family homes were sold in May and June 2018. Although this is twenty-six (26) fewer than the comparable months of 2017, sales for the entire second quarter ended June 30 edged up three percent (3%) from last...

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Estero’s 2018 Commercial Permits of $63M Signal Robust & Diverse Growth

Estero’s May & June Commercial Permits Accelerate

In May and June of 2018, the value of Estero’s commercial permits totaled $18,494,797. This more than doubled the total commercial investment in the first four months of the year.  Major investments included: $9.6 million at Pelican Sound to remodel the clubhouse and...

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