In Case You Missed It: ‘Protect Captiva from Increased Density Disguised as Resiliency’

We’re continuing to oppose Lee County’s proposed Lee Plan amendments that would increase building heights on Captiva and open doors for increased density and traffic. The New-Press published a column by Protect Captiva coalition member Lisa Riordan this past Sunday — on the front page of the Views section.

In her column “Protect Captiva from Increased Density Disguised as Resiliency,” Lisa underscores the character and resolve of our community, making the county’s desire to alter the look and feel of Captiva all the more bewildering.

We agree with Lisa –

“Dramatically increasing density in our island community, where evacuation routes were already stretched to the limit last year, is shortsighted at best and potentially life-threatening.”

As we prepare for the public hearing on Dec. 6, we will continue to share ways you can take action and help protect Captiva. If you are unable to attend the meeting, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to be involved and be heard.


Public Hearing

When: Wednesday, Dec. 6, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Where: County Commission Chambers, Lee County Courthouse, 2120 Main Street, Fort Myers