1. NEWSWaterUpdate

    Fort Myers Continues Transitioning Back to City-Sourced Water This Week

    The city has benefited from receiving water temporarily from Lee County, enabling completion of two new water wells, fill all water tanks, rehabilitate three existing wells, and begin planning an expansion of water infrastructure. Read on...
  2. NEWS-Text911

    Text 911 Now Available

    The Lee Board of County Commissioners and Lee County Sheriff’s Office today announced that county residents and visitors now can send a text to 911 in an emergency. Read on...
  3. NEWSWaterUpdate

    May 2022 Water Update

    The City of Fort Myers completes two new water wells, to produce an additional one million gallons of raw water per day. Read on...
  4. NEWS Water Restriction2021

    Lawn Watering Limited to Once Per Week Beginning December 24th

    The one-day-per week watering restriction is applicable to all irrigation systems at residential and business addresses utilizing potable water within the City of Fort Myers. Read on...

Luminary Hotel

  1. Now Open 
    Luminary Hotel & Co., Autograph Collection celebrates the individual stories of Fort Myers past, present, and future. The riverfront hotel features a rooftop bar, two restaurants, and a local coffee roastery. Cooking classes and experiences await at The Workshop, a culinary classroom.

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Luminary Hotel Finished with Sunset

Fort Myers Projects

  1. Interactive Project Map 

    Stay up to date on the latest planning, permitting and construction projects in the City of Fort Myers by viewing our interactive map.

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Project map

Hanson Street Extension

  1. Now open

    The Hanson Street extension from Veronica S. Shoemaker Boulevard to Ortiz Avenue is open, including two landscaped roundabouts at the intersections with Veronica S. Shoemaker Boulevard and Ortiz Avenue. The extension provides the city with a fourth and more centralized east-west corridor between McGregor Boulevard and Ortiz Avenue. Industrial businesses located on or near Hanson Street will now be able to use this extension, keeping industrial traffic off neighborhood roads. Part of the City’s “Complete Streets” initiative, the Hanson Street Extension bike lanes and sidewalks will provide pedestrians and bicyclists with safe connections to the Ortiz Avenue and Six Mile Cypress Parkway multi-use paths and multiple parks, trails and wildlife preserves with easy access.

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Hanson Street Extension and roundabout at Ortiz

Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades

  1. Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facilities

    Installation of four new industrial generators (two at each wastewater treatment plant, consisting of one primary and one backup generator. Corresponding 12,000 gallon fuel tanks at each location.) These upgrades contribute to improved reliability and handling capacity especially during high intensity storms.

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Wastewater treatment plant upgrades

Billy Creek Cleanup

  1. City of Fort Myers Partners with Florida Gulf Coast University Students to Clean Up Waterways and Communities

    The City of Fort Myers partnered with FGCU students to clean up trash in and around Billy Creek preserve and filter marsh. Volunteers were able to clean up 12 cubic yards of trash over a two day project in October of 2020. Many helpers walked around the trails and boardwalks to collect litter, and others were in canoes cleaning up the aquatic environment. Students learned about the city's sustainability efforts with the creek and filter marsh, as well as other environmental projects throughout many city departments. This service learning opportunity was a chance for students to gain knowledge and help their community. 
Billy Creek Kayakers
Fastest growing city 2020

Fastest Growing City

  1. Fort Myers regains top spot as 2020's fastest growing city in America 

    The city of Fort Myers has once again been named the fastest growing city in America by WalletHub. Fort Myers is among four Florida cities earning a spot on the top 20 list. Fort Myers also came in first in the "jobs and econmony" category. 

Fort Myers is the #2 best place to retire

#2 Best Place to Retire

  1. Fort Myers is the #2 best place to retire in the U.S. 

    U.S. News & World Report named Fort Myers the #2 best place to retire in their 2020-2021 rankings. Based on affordable homes, low taxes and high ratings for happiness and desirability, Fort Myers came in at the #2 best place to retire in the United States.