A public hearing was conducted for the Longitude 81 Apartments which was requesting to change the exterior building color from the approved yellow tones to a color scheme of predominately grey. A representative of apartments presented the Board with several different color schemes for re-painting the buildings.
The Board approved the color scheme demonstrating warm grey tones with the doors reflecting the terra cotta colors on the roof.
These apartments are located at 11221 Everblades Parkway, west of Ben Hill Griffin Parkway and north of the Miromar Outlets Mall. (Presentation)
A workshop was conducted for the Hilton Garden Inn located on the corner of Via Villagio and Sweetwater Ranch Boulevard, just east of the Estero Fire Rescue Coconut Point.
The hotel will be 5 stories tall, with 115 units. The planned amenities include: fitness center, pool with patio, meeting rooms, casual dining, and bar with outdoor lounge.
The applicant has worked with the South Florida Water Management District to construct an overflow structure improving the stormwater management system so that this development will not exacerbate flooding in the neighboring Rapallo community. They plan to integrate additional landscape with some of the existing landscape, add buffering along the roadways and along the flow way.
Some of the topics discussed by the Board included using an alternate color for the awnings, not using truncated towers, possible greenscreens and/or continuing the stone veneer up either side of the tower or using something to break up the wall on the west and south elevation. (Presentation)
Public Comment: 1 resident spoke in support of this application and 1 resident spoke regarding flooding concerns pertaining to Rapallo residents.
No voting occurs during workshops.
Residents may view the archived meeting by going to the Village website https://estero-fl.gov/agendas/
The next Design Review Board meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., October 14, 2020.