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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Fort Myers to Host Public Outreach Meetings for Downtown-Midtown Development

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Date:Monday, January 9th and Wednesday, January 18th

Location:Fort Myers Regional Library (Jan. 9) and Fort Myers Fire Station 1 (Jan. 18)

Hours:5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The City of Fort Myers will host two public meetings to discuss possible changes to city code and redevelopment plans in the Downtown and Midtown neighborhoods.  The first meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 9 at the Fort Myers Regional Library (1651 Lee St.) from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The second meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the new Fort Myers Fire Station 1 (2033 Jackson St.), also from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

The two public meetings will be informational, and residents will have the opportunity to ask questions and comment on the proposed changes. The city hopes to amend its downtown redevelopment plan, central redevelopment plan, and land development code. The changes include alterations to the density standards, or the number of dwellings allowed per acre, in Downtown and Midtown.

The proposed changes would boost development potential in those neighborhoods. Added development could lead to more housing options, as well as additional businesses and investment in the city. The changes could also diversify the city’s economy and streamline the development process.

The public will have additional opportunities to review and comment on the proposed density standard changes in February and March at public meetings of the Planning Board, Community Redevelopment Agency, and City Council.

For more information about the public meetings, contact the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency at (239) 321-7100.

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