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Community & Economic Development Council

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The Council’s primary focus is to be well informed of potential community development activity, and considering Estero community development standards, making timely recommendations to the EMT to support or oppose possible action.




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Bonita Estero Rail Trail

Bonita Estero Rail Trail

Rails to Trails  There are efforts to build a public biking and pedestrian trail in the Greater Estero area, linking with other Florida trails. The ECCL has been tracking these efforts and alerting residents of opportunities to get involved.Background The Lee County...

Homes on East Corkscrew Road

Homes on East Corkscrew Road

The data below provides the information on the number of homes in the various communities on East Corkscrew Road (East of Ben Hill Griffin), updated as of March 2022.  There has been a significant increase in the number of homes on East Corkscrew. When all the homes...

Benefit from FGCU Interns and Volunteers

Benefit from FGCU Interns and Volunteers

Local Organizations Benefit from FGCU Interns and Volunteers  The Greater Estero Area reaps multiple benefits from having a major university campus in our community, from cultural opportunities, an influx of younger consumers and workers, and the economic...

The Estero River Development Update

The Estero River Development Update

Brought to you by the ECCL During the recent October 9 "virtual" ECCL's Monthly Meeting, Steve Sarkozy, Estero Village Manager, spoke about the Village's purchase of 67.5 acres at the northeast corner of Corkscrew and US 41. Mr. Sarkozy summarized the steps that are...

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