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Lee County Board of County Commissioners Votes Against Near-Unanimous Opposition of Residents

Here's The Reality: South Seas Just Confirmed Our Community's Worst Fears.

South Seas Island Resort and Timbers Resorts have confirmed our worst fears – it has always been about more hotel rooms and condos. It’s always been about density.

South Seas Island Resort’s true intentions were made clear just days after Lee County commissioners approved the sweeping changes to the Lee Plan and Land Development Code. The resort’s rezoning application seeks more than 700 hotel rooms and condos, a significant increase from the current 247 units – especially when this was supposedly never about density. The resort also plans to build up to 64 feet, towering over all other buildings on Captiva.

Exactly what we warned would happen has unfortunately begun to take shape. It’s more important now than ever that we use all available resources to protect our special barrier island.

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About Our Coalition

The Protect Captiva Coalition was established in June 2023 by concerned citizens and organizations in opposition to increasing building height and density and opening the door for hundreds of new hotel rooms on Captiva Island. Our coalition includes more than 13,000 residents, organizations, and other individuals who are opposed to this shortsighted plan that will forever change the character and safety of Captiva.

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Updates

Hearing Dates Set: Judges to Decide Motions

Our legal challenges to increased building heights and density on Captiva continue on the three separate fronts discussed in prior emails. There have been some significant developments and here is the latest update. Captiva Civic Association’s (“CCA”) ...

Legal Challenges are Moving Along

With incredible support from the Captiva and Sanibel communities, our legal challenges (on at least three separate fronts) to increased density and building heights on Captiva and South Seas are moving steadily along. Here is an update. ...

County Zoning Section Again Rejects South Seas Application as Insufficient

On April 25, 2024, the County’s Zoning Section again rejected South Seas revised Plan Application dated March 25, 2024 for reasons not unlike its January 18, 2024 rejection of the first South Seas Plan Application dated December ...