May 25, 2016, Design Review Board meeting

///May 25, 2016, Design Review Board meeting

Public Hearings

Shops at Estero Town Center

shops at Estero Town CenterA representative of the Shops at Estero Town Center presented their application for a number of changes to their property at the southeast corner of Three Oaks Parkway and Corkscrew Road.

They plan to expand their retail parking, construct an access drive on the northern portion of their property and add a pedestrian walkway.

In addition, they requested to remove the continuous row of cabbage palms which are affecting the visibility of the individual businesses.  They plan to replace those trees by strategically clustering palm trees so that they do not screen the various business signs.  (See Presentation)

The Board approved this application with the condition that hedges and an irrigation system are placed on the north side of the property and the dumpster doors are painted to match the building.

Coconut Retail Center

cocnut retail center

Representatives of Bohler Engineering presented minor architectural changes to their 12,187 square foot commercial development based on comments from the Design Review Board on April 27.

This new proposal demonstrated revised elevations and enhanced architecture which is similar to their building to the south.  It also includes a 48 square foot patio for their northern building.

This project is located at the northeast corner of Lyden Drive and Bulb Lane, just south of the new Autumn Leaves memory care facility and across US 41 from Coconut Point Mall.   (See Presentation)

The Board approved this application.


Florida Veterinary Referral Center

fl vet

The Florida Veterinary Referral Center, currently located at 9220 Estero Park Commons Blvd., is proposing to build a new animal clinic on the east side of Three Oaks Parkway just north of Corkscrew Road.

They presented a re-design of their proposed facility; they originally presented at a Design Review Board public information meeting last October.  (See Presentation)

The Board comments included the need to address the north and west elevations of the building, the landscape on Three Oaks Parkway covers some of the newly enhanced design and code requires a sidewalk from the driveway.

The Springs at Gulf Coast

springs at gulf coast

A representative for The Springs at Gulf Coast presented a re-design of their proposed eight apartment buildings and clubhouse.

The applicant changed the design of the architecture from “Cracker” style to Mediterranean, which included changes to the elevations, introduction of stucco, ornamental stone and decorative elements, and extended overhangs.  (See Presentation)

Board comments included the need for additional roof elements such as vents or flashing.

The two-story townhouses will consist of a mix of studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Both attached and detached garages are being offered to residents.

The Springs is located on the northwest corner of the future Highland Oaks Drive and Miromar Outlet Drive.

Additional information is available in the minutes of this meeting.