Election of Vice Chairman

The Board elected Marlene Naratil to serve as Vice-Chairman of the Planning & Zoning Board.

Public Hearings

Arcos Executive Center

 Arcos Executive CenterRepresentatives for the Arcos Executive Center in the Plaza del Sol were seeking a vacation of a drainage detention easement as it blocks the access to the entrance to their property.  This change has been approved by the South Florida Water Management District.

The proposed Arcos Executive Center will be a 66,000-square foot office building with retail at the northeast corner of Corkscrew Road and Three Oaks Parkway.  (Presentation)

The Board voted to recommend Council approve this application.

Coconut Point Tract 1-D-3 Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden InnHilton Garden Inn at Coconut Point representatives  requested approval for an amendment to the Coconut Point MPD zoning to add a hotel use to Tract 1D-3 and to increase the maximum height to 55 feet, with deviations .

The applicant stated that they are working on improvements to the area with two overflow structures along with weir modifications to take any excess water from storm events to the flow way.

This proposed hotel is located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Via Villagio and Sweetwater Ranch Boulevard adjacent to the Estero Fire Station. The architecture will be similar to that of Coconut Point mall and there will be enhanced plantings. (Presentation)

The Board voted to recommend Council approve this application with the staff’s recommended conditions.

University Highlands

University HighlandsRepresentatives for University Highlands were requesting an amendment to allow for the conversion of retail and office square footage to self-storage to allow development of an 84,000+-square foot storage facility on the site.

This property is located on the west side of Ben Hill Griffin Parkway, adjacent to Tidewater.  The applicant has worked with the residents in Tidewater as well as Grandezza, including working with Grandezza regarding a traffic light at their entrance.

The applicant has provided a pattern book.  There will be no outdoor storage allowed and the hours of operation will be 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.  The landscaping will be enhanced.  (Presentation)

The Board voted to recommend Council approve this application with staff’s conditions.

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 Planning & Zoning meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 15, 2018.