Changes Coming to the Village of Estero – May 2019 Meetings

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Village of Estero Council Meeting – May 15, 2019

Action Items

Design Review Board applications

– Only two applications were received as a result of advertising efforts to fill the vacancies on the Design Review Board.  A full Board includes 8 members; there are currently 5 active members on this Board.  

– Council voted to suspend advertising for applicants until a workshop can be held in the fall.

– Council liaison appointments which were approved for 2019.

Workshop Items

Estero on the River property update

Public Works Director David Willems stated that the Village’s contractor has completed securing all of the abandoned buildings on the property. The next step will be to vet each of the buildings with the state to determine whether they can be permanently removed followed by an archeological assessment of the property once/if the buildings have been removed.  

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Parks, Recreation & Open Space update

The Village consultant David Barth, Barth & Associates, presented an update on the master plan, including the recently completed project’s needs assessment.  

Since there are no required set standards, the community can determine what is needed. Some of the community’s top priorities for recreation amenities include nature parks, multi-purpose trails, performing arts centers and sidewalks.  Some of the community’s top priorities for activities/programs include community special events, fitness/wellness and nature programs.

Additional workshops are planned with the final master plan to be completed by the end of the year.  


The next Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.


Planning & Zoning Board – May 21, 2019

Public Information Meeting

(no voting occurs during public informaiton meetings)

Pavich Center

Joe Pavich Jr. is requesting to rezone two lots totaling .75 acres on the southwest corner of Corkscrew Road and Happy Hollow Lane allowing for building a multi-use commercial facility. This property is located approximately 500 feet west of Via Coconut Point Road.

The proposal is to build a two-story, 35-foot tall building with 8,000 square feet of office space and mixed use and 1,050 square feet of restaurant, retail or café, and 950 square feet of courtyard/outdoor seating with 30 parking spaces.  The office space on the lower right side of the building would be for Joe Pavich Jr.’s real estate offices, and the lower left side of the building will be either a café or small restaurant.   


Public Hearing

Miromar Outlet Mall 

Representatives for Miromar Factory Outlet were requesting to re-plat lot M7 and a portion of Tract 7 to accommodate a 135-room hotel. Staff recommended approval; the Board recommended approval.  This application will go to the Village Council for final approval.

Sprouts

A representative for Sprouts Farmers Market was requesting a variance to place a monument sign 5 feet from the US 41 right-of-way. The proposed store will be located at Estero Grande at the intersection of Estero Parkway and US 41.The staff recommended approval of this variance and the Board approved the variance.

The next Planning & Zoning Board meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 18, 2019.

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