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Panel hears land development code walk-through; schedules study meeting for Oct. 27

By Staff | Oct 15, 2009

At the October meeting of the Captiva Community Panel on Tuesday, Dave Depew and Max Forgey of Morris-Depew Associates presented a preliminary walk-through of the land development code.

“We thought we ought to be prepared to have a final, approved draft to take to the County by February,” panel member Mike Kelly said.

Depew and Forgey brought copies of the revised code and offered members of the panel and public a general overview as to how they were handling each section.

Among the sections in the ordinance that need closer inspection are mangrove protection, water quality, estate zoning, density, height restrictions, multiple unit dwellings and tourist accommodations, temporary use permits and sinage.

Interested members of the public can access a PDF version of the revised land development code online at www.morris-depew.com and then send feedback to Forgey and Depew.

“We are soliciting additional input on all of this. Anyone that needs an editable version can contact Ken (Gooderham) or myself,” Depew said.

Depew’s email is planning@m-ad.com, Forgey’s email is mforgey@m-ad.com and Gooderham’s email is kengooderham@comcast.net.

On Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 9 a.m., panel members will hold a study meeting to discuss the water quality and mangrove protection sections of the land development code. Other sections of the code will be discussed at later panel meetings, with interim study meetings to be scheduled at a later date if necessary.

Unrelated to the major topic of the meeting, panel member and South Seas Island Resort managing director Rick Hayduk noted that construction of the new cell phone tower is slightly behind schedule, but he expects the tower to be activated by Tuesday, Dec. 15.

The Captiva Community Panel will gather for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. in the Wakefield Room at ‘Tween Waters Inn, located at 15951 Captiva Drive.