Act now to voice your concerns about 1,460 new housing units on Corkscrew Road

What’s at Stake:
Rezoning on Corkscrew Road that would add 1,460 housing units on currently agricultural acreage.
If you don’t appear on April 12, you can not appear before the County Commissioners later in the process
What You Can Do:
Speak before the Zoning Hearing Examiner
When:
Thursday, April 12 at 9:00 a.m.
Where:
Hearing Examiner’s Meeting Room
1500 Monroe Street, Fort Myers
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Location of Property: 19500 Corkscrew Road (East Corkscrew Road within the DR/GR)
Transportation Impact: 14,812 additional daily trips on Corkscrew Road
Population Impact: 1,460 new dwellings with 2,920 residents
The Urgency: The time to oppose a major development is now, in the request stage. Your chances to speak are limited. Once the project is approved, objections hold little sway.
The Jurisdiction: The property is located outside Village limits, and so the request goes straight to Lee County. Village of Estero building requirements do not apply to this property, even though the traffic and population impact will substantially affect Village residents.
The Process:
The land owners are asking for the property to be rezoned from the current Agricultural Use to Mixed-use Planned Development. The first hearing is before the Zoning Hearing Examiner, who hears statements from anyone regarding the project.
The Zoning Hearing Examiner writes an official recommendation to the County Commissioners, who hold a public hearing on the request. Only those who appeared before the Zoning Hearing Examiner can speak before the Commissioners at that meeting.
More Information:
If you need more information on how to appear before the Zoning Hearing Examiner, use the form below to contact us.
Corkscrew Road is a priority for the ECCL. You can get more information on this sensitive area on our website using the links below.

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