Parkside Estero Grande
The Board conducted a public hearing for Parkside Estero Grande, the residential portion of Estero Grande mixed-use community. This community will have 196 multi-family units in 3-story buildings, a clubhouse and covered garages located west of the intersection of Estero Parkway and US 41. They have added additional landscape around the clubhouse, pool parking area and the buildings themselves.
The roof elements have been extended over the bay windows and decorative elements have been added, and the clubhouse exterior has been reworked to mimic the style elements of the buildings. (Presentation)
Public Comment: Gary Green, president of Breckenridge, stated the community was satisfied with the developer’s presentation.
The Board approved this application with conditions.
Arcos Executive Center
The Board conducted a workshop for the Arcos Executive Center located in the Plaza del Sol on the northeast corner of Corkscrew Road and Three Oaks Parkway.
This will be a 3-story, 66,000 square ft. office building with retail space. They plan to retain the heritage trees on Corkscrew Road and as much of the existing mature buffer as possible, along with adding new plantings. The applicant has included a meandering, elevated boardwalk near the heritage trees on Corkscrew Road and an outdoor patio area with 3 tables which will be a shaded area for pedestrians. (Presentation)
No decisions are made during workshops.
Shoppes at University Highlands
The Board also conducted a workshop for the Shoppes at University Highlands west of Ben Hill Griffin Parkway between Everblades Parkway and Miromar Outlet Drive.
The applicant has met with the adjacent community, Grandezza, to make sure they are aware of their plans and the applicant’s changes in architecture, which is more Mediterranean than originally presented. They will have outdoor umbrellas at two of their buildings along with tall palms along the development. On the back of their buildings, they have made changes to make them match the front of the buildings, while making each building look individual. The development includes picnic benches and bike rakes. (Presentation)
The Board made a number of comments but no decisions are made during workshops.
Additional details are available in the minutes of this meeting. Residents may also view the archived meeting by going to the Village website http://estero-fl.gov/council/watch-meetings-online/.
The next Design Review Board meeting will be at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, 2018.