Updates

TAKE ACTION NOW! Show Your Support of Bill to Create “Captiva Island Conservation Area”

November 17, 2023

In direct response to the County’s efforts to increase building heights and density on Captiva, Adam Botana, our elected Representative to the Florida House of Representatives has offered to sponsor a bill to create a Captiva Island Conservation Area to protect and maintain Captiva’s current building heights and density. This legislation, modeled after the Gasparilla […]

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

November 14, 2023

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 […]

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LEGAL UPDATE from the Land Use Committee of the Captiva Civic Association in Advance of Dec. 6 Public Hearing

November 10, 2023

State Calls Amendments “False Flag” After Florida’s Bureau of Community Planning and Growth called the County’s efforts to increase hotel room density on South Seas under the guise of resiliency a “false flag” operation, the County Attorney’s office has become increasingly defensive – sending a discourteous eight-page letter to the State that misses the point, […]

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In Case You Missed It: News-Press Highlights Dangers of Increased Density

November 7, 2023

This past weekend, the News-Press published a comprehensive piece highlighting the dangers of increasing density on Captiva. “Planners, others worry more people will be in harm’s way with SWFL redevelopment after Ian” by Chad Gillis, paints the most complete picture we have seen about Timbers Resorts’ apparent intentions for our island. Gillis included the following […]

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County Changes Hearing Date Commission Vote on Captiva Building Heights Moved from Nov. 8 to Dec. 6

October 31, 2023

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, the Board of County Commissioners will vote on amendments to the Lee County Comprehensive Land Use Plan that will eliminate current height restrictions on Captiva. It’s crucial that we show up and voice our opposition to increased building heights and opening the door to potentially hundreds of new hotel rooms on […]

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