The Comprehensive Plan establishes a community’s policies and priorities regarding future development while aiming to preserve the community character.

The Comprehensive Plan serves as a blueprint for future commercial and residential land uses, transportation needs, environmental resources and housing, as well as cultural and recreational amenities.

Each local government Comprehensive Plan must include at least two planning periods, one covering at least the first 5-year period occurring after the plan’s adoption and one covering at least a 10-year period. The Plan includes the following elements: Vision Statement, Future Land Use, Transportation, Community Facilities and Services, Parks, Recreation and Open Space, Capital Improvements, Conservation and Coastal Management, Housing, Historic Preservation, Schools and Intergovernmental Coordination.

Florida State Statute 163.3167(3) requires that within three years of a municipality’s incorporation a Comprehensive Plan be prepared and adopted. Until the new Plan is adopted the Lee County Comprehensive Plan is deemed controlling.

The public meetings have been successful. Many citizens have come to share their vision, hopes and concerns for the future of Estero. However, the process is not complete and there are more public meetings scheduled. Please see upcoming meeting dates listed below. You can also use the links provided to view presentations from past meetings, data & analysis documents, as well as compilations of the public participation comments received.


Upcoming Meetings

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Past Meetings

Our current adopted vision for Estero is to establish a community that embraces its historic heritage and protects the environment while carefully planning for future development, offering a high quality of life, expanding economic opportunities, and proximity to Florida Gulf Coast University and the Southwest Florida International Airport.

Estero’s growth will be planned with strong neighborhoods, diverse economic generators, interconnected mixed-use centers, varied parks, public spaces, recreational facilities, and unique natural environments that foster a sense of belonging that creates a sense of place. Estero will be a highly valued place to live, work, and visit because of development standards and design guidelines that promote;

  1. Desirable neighborhoods and public amenities;
  2. Vibrant economic centers;
  3. Attractive landscaping, streetscaping, lighting, signage, and architectural features; and
  4. An interconnected transportation network.


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