BikeWalkLee has been participating in this year-long process of updating the Lee Plan to ensure that the complete streets/sustainability focus in the EAR is carried through in the actual Comp Plan amendments.
The next two elements will be presented to the LPA on Monday, August 27th at 8:30 a.m. in the Board Chambers in downtown Fort Myers. Click here for links to the materials:
1. Character and Form: This new element, as recommended in the EAR, sets a planning framework for how the county will be designed. It creates the context for the development of urban, suburban, and rural communities, and directs the planning and development of the county's mixed-use places.
2. Housing: This updated element provides policy guidance regarding the provision of safe and sanitary housing at affordable costs. The element addresses issues of housing availability, farmworker housing, substandard housing affordability, and persons who have special housing needs and neighborhoods.
The public is encouraged to attend the LPA meetings and there is an opportunity for public comment at the meetings. Both of these elements will be reviewed at the September 19th (6 p.m.) meeting of the County's Community Sustainability Advisory Committee.
As announced earlier, Lee County has a new way for the public to participate in the development of the Lee Plan updates--the new “Lee County Town Hall” virtual public forum at www.leecountytownhall.com. This interactive website invites residents to share opinions and ideas on proposed county projects.
Explore Lee County Town Hall at your convenience. The registration process is free and easy to share your own ideas and support those you like.
Click here to sign-up to participate in this conversation.