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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.

Updates

LEGAL UPDATE

As previously reported, the Protect Captiva coalition continues to make its case against increased density and building heights on two separate fronts — in a Petition with the state challenging the Code amendments that allow for ...

IT’S TIME FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LEGAL FUND

Now that South Seas Island Resort has announced its intentions to radically increase density from 247 to 707 units with three-story buildings up to 64 feet in height – and now that our County Commissioners have ...

Petition Filed with County Challenging New Land Development Regulations

CAPTIVA, Fla. – Representing the Protect Captiva coalition, the Captiva Civic Association (CCA) filed a petition with Lee County on Jan. 8 challenging the new land development regulations that increase building heights on Captiva, and building ...