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Old June 5th, 2009, 04:41 PM   #441
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It's not too crazy. There are already approximately 600,000 people in Lee County (Cape Coral / Fort Myers metro), 1 million in 15 years would be approximately a yearly growth rate of 3.5%
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Old June 6th, 2009, 06:45 PM   #442
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Add in the Tampa MSA with its what 3 million people? and Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice is surpassing 700,000 this year. The west coast of Florida is packed.
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Old June 6th, 2009, 07:46 PM   #443
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I can't get over how many people willingly move into low lying areas like Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, etc. I sometimes wonder if the urban planning for such a thing shouldn't be regulated much more by the state, or maybe even the feds.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 03:37 AM   #444
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Old August 6th, 2009, 12:58 AM   #445
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^Not much has been going on from what I've heard. No new condos (or anything for that matter) should be going up anytime soon.
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 10:40 PM   #446
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Old November 11th, 2010, 11:31 PM   #447
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Downtown Fort Myers' First Street Village project launched again
By DICK HOGAN • November 10, 2010

With a new design and drastically lower prices, Cameratta Properties is relaunching its First Street Village mixed-use development on the western edge of downtown Fort Myers.

"There's no better time to buy anything right now," said Joe Cameratta, chief executive officer of the Fort Myers-based company, which is relaunching the project Friday after a three-year hiatus caused by the housing crash.
The development sits across West First Street from High Point Place, Cameratta's high-rise, riverfront condominium that's about 70 percent sold out.

Cameratta said he hopes First Street Village's walking-distance access to Publix and other shops, as well as to the restaurants, galleries and offices of downtown, will give customers something new: a convenient urban lifestyle in the city.

When First Street was designed five years ago, it included 350 condos in addition to a retail area. Publix opened in November 2007 and some other stores are open, but the retail component was never completed and the condos were never started.

Now the project will include only 200 two- and three-bedroom condos in four 50-unit buildings around a courtyard. The first building's units range from $149,900 to $233,900.

That's less than half what the original development - conceived at the height of the real estate boom - would have cost.

"Our customer profile is a single person, corporate executive or retired couple, many of whom will come from big cities such as Boston and New York," Cameratta said.

Don Paight, executive director of the Fort Myers Redevelopment Agency, said seeing First Street Village moving forward again is a good sign for a downtown that's starting to show signs of life all along the waterfront. "I think it really keeps the momentum going down here if they get started up again."

Cameratta said much of the credit for First Street's rejuvenation should go to the infusion of $21 million from Marcel Arsenault, the Louisville, Colo.-based entrepreneur who bought into High Point and First Street Village.

"He's a visionary" who spotted the opportunity to buy at the right time, Cameratta said.




Joe Cameratta, left, and Nick Cameratta of Cameratta Properties stand in the empty lot of First Street Village in Fort Myers. In the background is High Point Place, another Cameratta project. (Marc Beaudin/news-press.com)

http://www.news-press.com/article/20...launched-again
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Old November 11th, 2010, 11:37 PM   #448
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Alico West: Upcoming developments underway
By Samantha League /News editor - Eagle News
Published: Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Two developments have been approved for future housing sites, guaranteed to provide student housing for FGCU's growing population.

On Wednesday, Oct. 20, Lee County commissioners approved a mixed-use development, named Alico West, adjacent to FGCU. This development, which is 919 acres, will include 1,950 student residences and 1.5 million square-feet of commercial space, according to the News-Press.

The land, which used to be a mine until the early 1990's, is valued at $6.5 million. The company that owns the land currently, Alico, also agreed to donate 40 acres to the university for academic buildings.

University officials hope Alico West will offer a "geographical focal point for a university now composed predominantly of commuting students," according to the News-Press.

Another development, University Highlands, was approved to build on Monday, Oct. 18. The University Highlands is a development valued at $2.1 million, just south of campus near Germain Arena.

Originally, the development was going to hold 2,335 residential units. An amendment to the original proposal reduced the maximum residential units to 2,279 and increased the square feet of commercial space from 818,000 to 910,000.

The projects still need to go through several more approvals and finalizations before the building can begin.

According to NBC-2, these approvals will allow FGCU to branch out with dorms and a student village.

FGCU is expecting to add another 10,000 students within the next decade. Although the university has space for 5,000 students to live on campus, the university will still have 17,000 students commuting every day from fairly remote locations.

These developments will be completed in time to give future students a closer place to live and, possibly, more of a "college-town feel."

Those worried about the developments at the commission meetings were either concerned about the developments being "ignored by the university like other developments," or Miromar Lakes homeowners who were concerned about "noise, lighting and other consequences."

Fort Myers attorney Charles Basinait, who represented Alico, retaliated with a reminder that Miromar Lakes was built after the university, and how the Alico West mine was active at the time of its creation as well.

"When Miromar Lakes was built there was an active mine on the (Alico West) site," Basinait was quoted by The News-Press. "I struggle to see how that's more compatible than what we're doing."

— The News-Press and NBC-2 contributed to this report.

http://www.eaglenews.org/alico-west-...rway-1.2391672
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Old November 11th, 2010, 11:42 PM   #449
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Although this is from over the summer, it would bring a huge change to the area. Of course, it is many years from becomming reality but everything starts somewhere. There is a lot of money in the Naples area (contrary to what the news reports) with donors (i.e. people like Mr. Lutgert [R.I.P.] who funded the Lutgert College of Business at FGCU) who would like to leave a legacy.

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Football coming to FGCU?
Posted: Jun 15, 2010 5:34 PM EDT

ESTERO: Florida Gulf Coast University says it will conduct a study, eyeing the idea of creating a college football team.

The school says the program, including a stadium, would have to be built from the ground up.

At a cost likely to exceed $100-million, FGCU President Wilson Bradshaw says funding is an issue the school will have to tackle.

"When you are only 12, 13, 15,000 students, athletic fees can only go so far and the state doesn't permit us to use state appropriations for athletics," said Bradshaw.

But students we spoke to Tuesday seem to like the idea of a football team.

"Any day it'd be great to have a football team here. Everybody is looking forward to one at some point in time," said FGCU senior Pablo Riera.

Bradshaw expects the study to be complete by early next year. It will then go to the board to discuss it becoming a reality.

During Tuesday's meeting of the school's Board of Trustees, Florida Gulf Coast University President Dr. Wilson Bradshaw announced that the school will be hiring Gainesville-based Carr Sports Associates to do a study on the feasibility of starting a football program.

Dr. Bradshaw told NBC2 that the study done will likely be ready some time next year.

NBC2 also spoke to Ken Kavanagh, the school's athletic director. Kavanagh said that this is the very first step into finding out if the school could someday field a football program.

http://www.nbc-2.com/global/story.asp?s=12654449
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Old November 11th, 2010, 11:46 PM   #450
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Future Red Sox stadium site still pretty rough
November 1, 2010

This is our second monthly update on the new Boston Red Sox spring training complex.

"Mostly, it's been a continuation of hauling in fill material," said Bob Taylor, Lee County's project manager for the facility on Daniels Parkway.

Since work began Aug. 13, it's been mainly focused on filling in and moving lakes.

About 270,000 cubic yards of dirt have been brought to the site by dump trucks. That's up from 140,000 cubic yards at the end of September.
The project is projected to need 380,000 cubic yards. That's enough to fill about 116 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Between 200 and 300 dump trucks a day come to the site with fill dirt. Taylor said the one-day record is 500 trucks.

Underground utility work should begin in earnest this week.

Construction of the grandstand and building of ballfields is still months away.

The $75 million facility is is scheduled to be completed by January 2012.

Site preparation for the project costs $8.34 million.

- Glenn Miller



The under-construction Red Sox spring training facility off Daniels Road in south Fort Myers is undergoing site preparation, rock removal and the installation of underground utilities. (Sarah Coward/news-press.com)

http://www.news-press.com/article/20...l-pretty-rough
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Old November 11th, 2010, 11:58 PM   #451
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Oasis buildings in downtown Ft. Myers



Jorge Perez, head of the Related Group, in front of his condominium building Oasis, located in downtown Fort Myers. Oasis was foreclosed on by Bank of America for $157 million in April. The units will be auctioned Nov. 20. Perez says Related is committed to building the remaining three Oasis towers. (Anthony A. Narehood/special to news-press.com)

3 Page article on foreclosure of building and where it stands now. 125 units are going up for auction and 40 of the units are being auctioned off in a week or so with no minimum bid. They claim that they want to build the other 3 buildings that were originally planned (originally planned to build 5 32-story buildings). Talk is that these places will probably be going for 1/3 of what pre-construction was. Related Group owns the land still for the other 3 buildings. These are the same towers that made national news for the one building only having one occupant (he paid 430k in 2008 for his unit and has a 336k mortgage on it - it is not his primary residence though).

http://www.news-press.com/article/20...o-gets-back-up
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