Updates

LEGAL UPDATE

February 14, 2024

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 increased density and building heights on South Seas, and against the South Seas rezoning application filed with the County […]

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IT’S TIME FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LEGAL FUND

January 10, 2024

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 paved the way for this overdevelopment on Captiva – it’s time for the “Protect Captiva” coalition to pursue every […]

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Petition Filed with County Challenging New Land Development Regulations

January 9, 2024

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 heights and hotel density on South Seas Island Resort.  “The communities of Captiva and Sanibel came out in force […]

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South Seas Confirms Community’s Worst Fears

December 15, 2023

On Dec. 14, South Seas announced that it is seeking to amend its current zoning to radically increase its allowable building heights and density. With its planned rezoning application now filed with the county, South Seas has confirmed the Captiva and Sanibel communities’ worst fears – fears that the Board of County Commissioners would never […]

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LEE COUNTY BOCC VOTES AGAINST NEAR-UNANIMOUS OPPOSITION OF RESIDENTS

December 7, 2023

After dozens of speakers testified before the Board of County Commissioners during a two-hour-long public hearing Wednesday, Lee County commissioners voted 4-1 (Commissioner Ruane objecting) to approve changes to the county’s comprehensive plan removing longstanding building-height limitations governing Captiva Island. Their vote to approve the amendments came despite an extremely strong show of support from […]

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It’s Almost Time: Voice Your Opposition to the Proposed Lee County Amendments on December 6 at 9:30am

December 4, 2023

We are just 2 days away from the Lee County Commissioners’ vote on the proposed amendments designed to increase building heights and density on Captiva. The meeting agenda is now available. Our community needs to make our opposition loud and clear to the commissioners – we must protect the health and safety of our beautiful […]

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Captiva and Sanibel Residents – Full Steam Ahead!

November 30, 2023

Today’s Legislative Delegation Meeting had a great turnout, with many of you taking the time to participate in the discussion with our state representatives and senators about why we need to protect Captiva, and why Representative Botana’s bill would be a wonderful solution. The delegation seemed receptive to ongoing input – so full steam ahead! […]

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REMINDER: 7:00 AM Meeting TOMORROW Lee County Legislative Delegation to Discuss Captiva Bill

November 29, 2023

Tomorrow, the Lee County Legislative Delegation will discuss Representative Botana’s important bill that creates the Captiva Island Conservation Area to maintain Captiva’s current building heights and density. The meeting begins at 7:00 am, and we ask that everyone does their best to arrive on time. The address is: Florida Southwestern State College, 8099 College Parkway, […]

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REMINDER: 7:00 AM Start Time for Thursday’s Lee County Legislative Delegation Meeting

November 28, 2023

Please arrive at 7:00 am on Thursday, Nov. 30, for the Lee County Legislative Delegation Meeting at: Florida Southwestern State College, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, 33919, in the Nursing Building, Room AA-177. Florida Representative Adam Botana will introduce a bill for discussion that creates the Captiva Island Conservation Area to maintain Captiva’s current building […]

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Protect Captiva Coalition Website and Facebook are Live!

November 22, 2023

We’re excited to announce our new website and Facebook page! Now there will be even more ways to access the latest information, engage, and get the word out about preventing increased building heights and density on Captiva. Check out our new website, https://protectcaptiva.org/! Here, you will find the latest information and resources about our efforts […]

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