City-Owned Infill Housing Lots

Periodically when surplus residential lots are available, an Invitation for Proposals will be issued requesting proposals from Owner-Builders, Non-Profit Developers, and For-Profit Developers for available lot(s) for the construction of affordable housing, namely a single-family residence, in accordance with Sec. 163.380, Fla. Stat., City Code Sections 2-38 and 2-39, and Resolution No. 2017-20.

Please refer to Frequently Asked Questions and Resolution No. 2017-20 for program details and minimum construction standards.

All conveyances are subject to the approval of City Council at a public hearing, payment of a $500.00 fee, execution of a Developer Agreement, and recordation of a Quit-Claim Deed in the public records for the property.  All infill housing lots conveyed are subject to a reverter clause stating that if a Certificate of Occupancy is not obtained within a certain amount of years, the lot will revert back to ownership of the City of Fort Myers.  

All lots conveyed to Owner-Builders are for the construction of a single-family residence to be used as a primary residence, within the allotted timeframe, in accordance with the executed Developer Agreement and subject to the reversionary clause on the deed.

All lots conveyed to Non-Profit and For-Profit Developers are for the construction of a single-family residence, within the allotted timeframe, to be sold to a qualified affordable family, defined as one or more natural persons or family where the total household income is less than 150% of the Fort Myers/Cape Coral Metropolitan Statistical Area.  Current AMI information may be found at:  

https://www.floridahousing.org/docs/default-source/programs/ship-and-hhrp---2020-combined-income-and-rent-limits.pdf?sfvrsn=bfcbfc7b_1

Please note that you may be required to submit a certificate showing completion of a HUD approved homebuyer education class with your proposal as an Owner-Builder.  More information on HUD approved Housing Counseling Agencies may be found at:

https://apps.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/hcs.cfm?webListAction=search&searchstate=FL

All proposals submitted for Infill Housing through an open Invitation for Proposals are solely submitted through the Procurement Services Division, Financial Services Department, 2200 Second Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901. No proposals or solicitations received outside of an open Invitation for Proposals will be accepted or considered.  

If you would like to be notified of upcoming Invitations for Proposals for infill housing lots, please send an e-mail with your full name and e-mail address to: kborton@cityftmyers.com.