Local leaders, residents, and stakeholders joined together to create the plan to revitalize an important and historic neighborhood in Fort Myers. There were 20 applicants nationwide and only five were awarded the U.S. Housing and Urban Development grant for Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant. 199 replacement units, 70 market-rate units, and 196 moderate-income units for a total of 465 new and well-designed, energy-efficient, sustainable and accessible housing units will be developed. The three phases of mixed-income, family housing will also include one phase of senior housing to ensure residents may age in place.
We are already seeing the results of improved traffic flow with the installation of the Veronica S. Shoemaker Roundabout. New construction at the corner of Hanson St of a 42,000 sq. ft. has access off of Ironbridge. The Hanson St. extension to Ortiz makes access to Interstate 75 for tractor-trailer travel. Investment into roads will provide the much needed final mile delivery.