Westwood Area

About the Area

The Westwood redevelopment area was established in 1990, and amended in 1998 to assist in land consolidation and residential infrastructure. It is located north of Winkler Extension and west of Colonial Boulevard.

In its present condition, Westwood's land is unfit for development. Land consolidation over the years has been slow due to excessive multiple ownership. The original road pattern was destroyed, leaving a severe accessibility issue. 

In the years since Westwood was determined as an area for redevelopment, some success with land assembly has been had in Section 29, reducing the number of property owners. Sixty percent of the platted rights-of-way have been vacated in this area, diminishing yet another obstacle to development. There still remains challenges, however, in Section 32 (the property south of the North Colonial Waterway), which still maintains the same original platted configuration with multiple owners.

The basic objectives for Westwood are as follows:

  • To provide single-family home development within the City limits, thereby advancing the City's Comprehensive Plan goal of encouraging the development of single-family housing within the City.
  • To improve access to Section 29 & Section 32 and enhance internal circulation within the Westwood redevelopment plan area.
  • To assist in parcel consolidation when and where needed throughout the Westwood redevelopment plan area as a way to correct irregular lot sizes, configuration, and multiplicity of ownership in Section 29 & Section 32.

Contact Us

  1. Community Redevelopment Agency ("CRA")

    Mailing Address

    1400 Jackson Street
    Fort Myers, FL 33901

    T: 239-321-7100
    F: 239-344-5911
    E-mail: cra@cityftmyers.com
    Website: cityftmyers.com/cra


    Monday - Friday
    7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Registered Agent

    Michele Hylton-Terry, Executive Director
    1400 Jackson Street
    Fort Myers, FL 33901