Safety Council

Engage Estero Safety Council is made of volunteers serving as a voice for the citizens of greater Estero on safety and transportation priorities and issues. We advocate for related solutions to Village, County, and State Government organizations.

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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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Environment Council

Engage Estero Environment Council is a volunteer group focusing on improving water and air quality and mitigating and eliminating the effects of climate warming in greater Estero.

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Health Council

Engage Estero Community Health Council comprises health* and safety-minded volunteers who think about community health comprehensively with a common desire to improve the overall health of the citizens of greater Estero.

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Your Healthcare Actions for 2024

Your Healthcare Actions for 2024

Health: Your Healthcare Actions for 2024                  In the early part of the New Year, taking stock of your health and the actions you should consider to help minimize your reliance on physicians and other healthcare...

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What helps to enhance Longevity?

What helps to enhance Longevity?

What helps to enhance Longevity?During the recent Engage Estero Community Meeting on January 25th at the Estero Recreational Center, Jodi Walborn, Blue Zones, and Policy Lead discussed the thought-provoking but realistic insight into what we can do to increase our...

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Education Council

Engage Estero mobilizes volunteers in our schools, sponsors scholarships, and promotes the involvement of the community through announcements and public forums.

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Updates on Issues of Impact

Engage Estero believes the best way to get a community involved is to make sure they are aware of the issues impacting their future, and know how to impact those decisions before they are made. We conduct and publish original research and articles aimed at getting residents Engaged.

EDR-07-2017 Articles

Estero’s Commercial Permits Lackluster in June, but 2017 Remains Strong

Estero’s commercial permits in June, 2017 totaled $1,038,563, without any large permit being issued. However, so far this year, over $6 million has been invested in renovations within Estero’s two largest malls, Coconut Point and Miromar.  And, Lee Health’s $82...
Estero’s June Residential Housing Permits Remain Steady

Estero’s May Residential Housing Permits Remain Steady

During May 2017, permits for fifty-five (55) residential units were issued in Estero, including seventeen (17) single family homes, two (2) duplex homes and thirty-six (36) condominium units. The condominium permits were the first construction permits issued to Genova...

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June 2017: Development Review Summary

June 2017: Development Review Summary

Village Council Actions Edera at Coconut Point Village Council heard plans for Edera at Coconut Point, a 180-unit apartment complex along Via Coconut Point south of Williams Road, during a first reading of the proposed ordinance. Council sent this proposal back to the...

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Estero’s June Single-Family Home Sales Climb 15%;  First Half Sales Up 8%

Estero’s May Single-Family Home Sales Rebound

For May, 2017, the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reported sixty-five (65) single family home sales in Estero, up 38% from May, 2016.  After bouncing back from lower sales in April, May year-to-date sales increased 5% from 2016. Sales figures for 2017 and for each...

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