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Captiva Fire Station up for public comment in Fort Myers

By Staff | Aug 7, 2013

A public hearing for the Captiva Fire Station project is scheduled for mid-August.

The Lee County Hearing Examiner will hold the hearing at 1 p.m. on Aug. 14 in the Hearing Examiner’s Meeting Room, 1500 Monroe St. in Fort Myers. It will be a chance for the community to comment on the rezoning of the property from Multiple-Family Residential with a Special Exception to Community Facilities Planned Development.

Ken Gooderham, an administrator of the Captiva Community Panel, said there had to be a rezoning of lot at 14981 Captiva Dr., even though the original station never had to go through the process.

“It is basically because that now that they are going to replace the station they have to upgrade the zoning,” said Gooderham. “They have held numerous meetings on the island and they have talked to neighbors.”

The Hearing Examiner will later make a written recommendation and the case will be scheduled for public hearing before the Lee County Board of County Commissioners, who will make a final decision.

Attorney Robert Pritt, from Roetzel & Associates, is representing the fire station.

Inquiries may be directed to Nettie M. Richardson, principal planner, at 533-8786.