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Community Development council

The ECCL is a network of communities working together to serve as the “Voice of the People” to advocate for positive change.

Our Values


Planning our community and preserving quality of life by proactive involvement before building starts.

What we’re doing…

The ECCL developed Estero specific zoning and appearance standards and were instrumental in codifying them. They sponsored the pre-Village review boards that served as prototypes for the municipal boards currently in place. The ECCL continues to monitor proposed variations, exemptions and changes that would threaten the cohesive community of Estero.

Community Planning Campaigns…


Design Standards
Community Cohesiveness


Temporary Signage
Code Enforcement


Pedestrian Access


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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...

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...

Does the Hertz Arena revised paint scheme meet code?

Does the Hertz Arena revised paint scheme meet code?

MLS records indicate that six hundred thirty-eight (638) single family homes were sold in Estero in 2018.  Even though first half 2018 sales declined slightly from 2017, second half sales surged ahead 23%, marking a 7% annual increase in 2018 and making it the best...

Estero Parkway Improvement Survey

Estero Parkway Improvement Survey

There were fifty (50) residential permits, totaling $20,030,300, issued during May and June 2018. Over 40% of the total permits were issued to Tidewater, the new 55+ gated community at the intersection of Ben Hill Griffin and Estero Parkway, while another 40% were for...

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