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County moves forward on Red Sox project

By Staff | Nov 10, 2009

The Lee County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution at Tuesday’s meeting to accept the operation and maintenance for a Surface Water Management System for the Boston Red Sox Stadium Project.

By commissioners adopting the resolution, Lee County is permitted to serve as the operating entity for maintaining the Surface Water Management System and environment components in perpetuity.

The surface water management system, along with environmental components necessary for the Boston Red Sox Stadium Project, will be placed on the 106 acres that will be owned by Lee County.

Lee County, Watermen-Pinnacle, Inc and the Red Sox Baseball Club entered into an agreement for the development of 126 acres, which will be located at 11581 Daniels Pkwy. in Fort Myers.

The 126 acres will be developed as a single-development project.

The project will consist of the Red Sox facility, commercial tracts and associated infrastructures, which will include environmental components.

“As a single-development project, infrastructure components will be shared between the facility and commercial tracts,” a Lee County prepared statement said.

Therefore, commercial developments on the remaining property will become a portion of the share for the Surface Water Management System.

Commissioner Frank Mann said although he does not agree with picking up the tab for something that the county was not informed on, he agreed to passing the motion.