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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Ward 1 Community Meeting takes place on April 23

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FORT MYERS, FL (Apr. 17, 2019) – Fort Myers City Councilwoman Teresa Watkins Brown will host a Ward 1 Community Meeting on Tuesday, April 23, at 6:00 p.m. at the IMAG History and Science Center, located at 2000 Cranford Ave., Fort Myers...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Ward 4 Community Meeting takes place on April 18

Kevin Anderson

FORT MYERS, FL (Apr. 11, 2019) Fort Myers City Councilman Kevin Anderson will host a Ward 4 Community Meeting on Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Edison Restaurant and Banquet Center, 3583 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. All are...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Step Up To Work program for high school students still accepting applications for summer employment

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FORT MYERS, FL (Apr. 11, 2019) – The City’s Step Up To Work summer student aide program is accepting applications through April 24 from high school students living within the City of Fort Myers city limits. Participants in the program ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Free outdoor movies in Centennial Park announced

Flyer for Centennial Park movies in the park April 12 and May 10

FORT MYERS, FL (April 9, 2019) – The City of Fort Myers Parks and Recreation Division is presenting two free movie nights in Centennial Park, located at 2000 West First Street, Fort Myers. The first screening on Friday, April 12 is “Ho...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

S.T.A.R.S. Complex to host Emmitt Williams Day Basketball Camp

Flyer for Emmitt Williams Day Basketball Camp

FORT MYERS, FL (Apr. 8, 2019) – Louisiana State University Forward Emmitt Williams is returning to Fort Myers to host a basketball camp for boys and girls ages 5-18. This free event is on Saturday, April 13 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Dr. Ann ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Fort Myers Fire Department names Tracy McMillion as Deputy Fire Chief

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FORT MYERS, FL (Apr. 5, 2019) – Tracy McMillion has been named Deputy Chief of the Fort Myers Fire Department. Previously a firefighter paramedic with FMFD, McMillion went on to serve the Iona McGregor Fire District (IMFD) as a firefighter param...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Ward 5 Community Meeting takes place April 16

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Fort Myers, FL (Apr. 4, 2019): Fort Myers City Councilman Fred Burson will host a Ward 5 community meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. All are welcome to attend.

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Billy Creek restoration project underway

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FORT MYERS, FL (April 3, 2019) – In an effort to reduce flooding potential and encourage a more vibrant aquatic habitat, Billy Creek is being dredged to remove nearly 12,000 cubic yards of sediments. Dredging and removal of invasive plants impro...

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

Ward 6 Town Hall Meeting takes place on April 11

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FORT MYERS, FL (Mar. 28, 2019) – Lee County Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass and City Councilwoman Gaile Anthony will host a joint City of Fort Myers and Lee County Town Hall meeting on Thursday, April 11 at 4:00 p.m. at the Gulf Coast Church of Christ, 955...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

City of Fort Myers hosts American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

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FORT MYERS, FL (Mar. 25, 2019) – The City of Fort Myers Aquatics Program is hosting an American Red Cross lifeguard training course starting on Friday, April 19 at the Golfview Pool, located at 1865 Golfview Ave, Fort Myers. Training takes place...

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Explore local job opportunities at the Build Your Future Career Fair

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FORT MYERS, FL (Mar. 22, 2019) – Meet with local employers and discover career opportunities at the first Build Your Future Career Fair on Thursday, April 4 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Dr. Carrie D. Robinson Center and S.T.A.R.S. Complex,...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Annual Spring Egg Hunt set for April 14 in Centennial Park

ANNUAL SPRING EGG HUNT

FORT MYERS, FL (Mar. 14, 2019) – The City of Fort Myers Recreation Division invites all children up to six years old to join in the fun on Sunday, April 14 at 10:00 a.m. for the city’s Annual Spring Egg Hunt in Centennial Park, located...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

East Treeline Water Storage Tank and Pump Station Preconstruction Meeting set for April 17

FORT MYERS, FL (Apr. 15, 2019) – This summer, contractors for the City of Fort Myers will begin building a new East Treeline Water Storage Tank and Pump Station facility to maintain water pressure during periods of peak demand and better serve the growing...

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City Council Ward 6 - News
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Ward 6 Town Hall Meeting takes place on April 11

FORT MYERS, FL (Mar. 28, 2019) Lee County Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass and Fort Myers City Councilwoman Gaile Anthony will host a Ward 6 joint City of Fort Myers and Lee County Town Hall meeting on Thursday, April 11 at 4:00 p.m. at...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Easton Upscale Apartment Complex/BG Framework LLC Approved for CRA Rebate

Easton Apartment Rendering, Downtown Fort Myers

Easton, a five-story, 273-unit upscale apartment complex, was approved for a tax increment rebate on March 20, 2019.

Easton, a five-story, 273-unit upscale apartment complex to be built in the Downtown redevelopment area, was approved for a tax increment rebate up to $6,000,000 over a 10-year period at the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Board of Commiss...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

First Company Approved to Participate in CRA Job Program

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The first company approved to participate in Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency’s (CRA) Job Creation & Talent Attraction Program is Cigent Technology Inc.

CRA commissioners approved Cigent’s application and the firm is eligible to receive up to $8,000 if the new employee is both working and residing in a redevelopment area.

This program will incentivize the creation and retention of full-time employment with...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

More Than Just a Garden – Barden Street’s New Community Garden Selected $13,000 Grant

Barden Street Community Garden Learning Center Picture with curved beds

On February 27, 2019, CRA commissioners approved a grant for up to $13,000 to complete the $246,000 Barden Street Community Garden Learning Center (BCG), requested by the I Will Mentorship Foundation.

More than just a garden, this urban initiative will infuse 21st Century agricultural skills and the beautification of a blighted neighborhood with art and culture. This multi-faceted effort combines community development, nutrition, education, entrepreneu...

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CRA - News
Posted on: March 21, 2019

EFM Spotlight: Andy's Mini Market & Grocery

This month's East Fort Myers redevelopment area spotlight is Andy's Mini Market & Grocery, located at 3805 Palm Beach Boulevard. View their video for more details!

The monthly East Fort Myers Spotlight feature was developed to support the business community in the East Fort Myers redevelopment area, through using social media and website promotion to focus on various small businesses that may not otherwise have an o...

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CRA - News
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Grand Central Project Shaping Up!

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The Grand Central project on Cleveland Avenue is really shaping up!

The retail properties are all complete and open. The apartments
are under construction and are expected to be completed by February/March 2020.

Grand Central was approved for a CRA tax increment fund (TIF)rebate as well as Cleveland Avenue Stormwater Cr...

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CRA - News
Posted on: January 25, 2019

Cleveland Avenue Medians Completed

Beautification of the medians and underneath the Colonial Boulevard overpass has been completed!

The CRA and the City of Fort Myers have worked together to revitalize and improve the look of Cleveland Avenue (U.S. 41)!

The CRA provided a $194,200 funding match for a $100,000 FDOT Beautification Grant for the design, installation, and maintenance of me...

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CRA - News
Posted on: January 25, 2019

EFM Spotlight: El Caribe Latin Flavor Cuban Restaurant & Bakery

This month's East Fort Myers redevelopment area spotlight is El Caribe Latin Flavor Cuban Restaurant & Bakery, located at 3917 Palm Beach Boulevard. View their video for more details!

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CRA - News
Posted on: January 25, 2019

EFM Spotlight: Neenie's House

This month's East Fort Myers redevelopment area spotlight is Neenie's House, located at 481 Marsh Avenue. View their video for more details!

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

New Job Creation & Talent Attraction Program

CRA Job Creation and Talent Attraction Picture

The CRA’s program will incentivize the creation and retention of full-time employment within the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Areas by offering a grant payment to companies that create or relocate high wage full-time jobs within an area.

The City of Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is proud to announce the new Job Creation & Talent Attraction Program.

Targeted industries eligible for the program include research and development in the physical, engineering, computer or l...

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Posted on: January 23, 2019

CRA to purchase Medical/Fire Rescue Utility Task Vehicle for Fort Myers River District Special Event

Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Medical Fire Utility Task Vehicle (UTV)

CRA Board approved the purchase of a customized Medical/Fire Rescue Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) for $26,000 using Downtown redevelopment area funds, to be used by the Fire Department to better navigate through the River District’s growing special events.

At the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) January 23, 2019, Board meeting, commissioners recognized that the River District’s growing special events required improved first responder access in navigating the crowded streets&mdas...

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