During the first quarter of 2017, permits for two hundred seventy-three (273) residential units were issued in Estero, including thirty-one (31) single family homes, twelve (12) duplexes and two hundred-thirty (230) apartments. The apartments included two hundred-six (206) at the Springs at Gulf Coast on Highland Oaks Dr., and twenty-four (24) at the Reef (Phase II) on Ben Hill Griffin.  The non-apartment permits were issued for three ongoing developments: Tidewater, Estero Place and Pebble Pointe. The total value of all residential permits issued during the quarter was $26,976,081, making the first quarter one of the best first quarters in the last ten years.

The table below compares 2017 year-to-date figures with those of the previous 17 years.

Note: The building values above exclude the value of the underlying land.

Sources:  For 2016 and 2017, see Village of Estero Community Development: https://estero-fl.gov/monthly-building-reportrs/

For prior years, see Lee County Permit Reports for the “Village of Estero”: http://www.leegov.com/dcd/reports