Corridors of Opportunity
available property for development
Enterprise Florida has created some valuable information for Site Selectors to understand why Florida is the best place to do business. Fort Myers has been growing and still has available locations. Click below for additional property sites.
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creating positive Change
The Choice Neighborhood Implementation grant awarded from Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is a nod toward positive steps for smart growth that has a positive impact on the neighborhoods of Fort Myers. We promote the growth of communities.
Review the City of Fort Myers CEDS study. It continues to support Economic Development for the benefit of the residents of the City of Fort Myers and welcomes others to join us.
Consequences of rapid change and understanding the obstacles of future orientation requires a growing public awareness of the challenges to smart growth.. Incentives for local change in behavior and investment may require a global coordination. Blockchain implementation of related tech components allows even more people to enjoy sunny Florida. A suite of network components need to have additional networks, consensus, collaboration with different disciplines. Acceleration in technology solutions allows for better data and understanding the need for action for disaster mitigation. That's why we invite you to join us in Fort Myers and create a positive change for future generations.
Create a Public Vision
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has."- Margaret Mead
Consensus-building process identifies opportunities and objectives for an overall development strategy. In order to realize the vision there sometimes needs to be:
- land assemblage and ownership (City owned property listing)
- environmental considerations of the site
- determination of market demand and the financial feasibility.
- building codes and regulations support the vision established for the development and streamline an effective partnership.
The greatest risk to development is delays, lack of financing, and lack of land assembly. The City of Fort Myers is committed to business resilience and re-imagining our city for the next generation of entrepreneurs. Stakeholders determine our outcomes and we continue to find ways to work with our partners. We understand that our path is adaptable and needs to consider the challenges that may present themselves. We will continue to strive to understand the issues, challenges, and opportunities. Our goal is to deliver tangible outcomes that better our community.
Considering what is the future of development has lead to award winning plans. We will continue to consider projects with the greatest impact to support economic development and contribute to placemaking in a coordinated manner.
We consider the short and long-term impact of any project. We understand the value to the community, the developer, the city, and our region to focus on matching the desirability of the location and the neighborhood dynamic.
The opportunity to reach our goals together will improve our ability to improve our community and withstand, recover, and adapt to natural hazards, human-made disasters, climate issues, and economic shifts.
First and Second Street Improvements shows a commitment toward a multi-modal transportation and improved access to retail for future development.
It is important to keep in mind that some of the roadways within the City of Fort Myers are maintained by the County or the State. You can view which roads by clicking here.
Opportunities to Shape the City of Fort Myers
- Midtown Vision Plan (PDF)
- Hanson Street Extension roundabout
- Design Guidelines for Historic Properties (PDF)
- Procurement - General Terms and Conditions (PDF)
- City of Fort Myers Procurement Policy (PDF)
- How to do Business Vendor Handout (PDF)
- City of Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Microenterprise Emergency Loan Program Application
- City of Fort Myers CEDS_ 05.11.2021
- Regional Economic Indicators June 2021