Village consultant Brian Canin is conducting these meetings to encourage input from residents regarding what they want to see happen with this property.
The 62-acre Estero on the River property is the land that faces the northeast corner of Corkscrew Road and US 41, encompasses a ¼ mile frontage of Estero River, and extends north to Judith Lane and east to the railroad tracks.
Canin explained that there are different characteristics on either side of the river. The 16 acres on the south side of the river is very natural with a mature forest appropriate for nature and civic uses. The north side of the river is an abandoned orange grove with no environmental characteristics that could be preserved and is more appropriate for a vibrant “people place” with some residential and small shops and commercial uses. He demonstrated some of these uses with 54 slides.
You may view the first public workshop here: http://view.earthchannel.com/PlayerController.aspx?PGD=esterofl&eID=399
A survey is available for you to complete before, during or following the second public meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30. The survey allows you to rate from high to low your priorities for nature & the river, parks & open space, the Village Center & Mainstreet, an art district in the Village Center, residential and architecture.
The survey may be picked up in the lobby before the meeting and also is available on the website here https://estero-fl.gov/agendas/.
Everyone is asked to complete the survey. You may drop off the completed survey to a drop box in the Village Hall lobby or scan the completed survey and email it to Carol Sacco email@example.com.
Results of the survey will serve as a strong guide for planning this special place in our community.
You may live stream the upcoming September 30 meeting at https://estero-fl.gov/council/watch-meetings-online/ and provide public comment during the meeting by utilizing the eComment Card featured on the Village website: https://estero-fl.gov/ecomment-cards/.
Seating in the council chambers is limited to 25 and masks are required per CDC guidelines.
Council chambers are located in the Village Hall at 9401 Corkscrew Palms Circle, near the entrance to the Estero Community Park.
Please contact Carol Sacco, Executive Assistant to the Village Manager, at 239-319-2840 if you have any questions.