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- Hole Montes Promotes Pair of Promised Lands Planners June 28, 2016
Tom Taylor, P.E., President and CEO of Hole Montes, Inc. recently announced that the Board of Directors and Shareholders of Hole Montes have unanimously agreed to name Robert “Bob” Mulhere, FAICP as Vice President of Planning and Business Development and Paula McMichael, AICP as Associate and Director of Planning for the firm. Mulhere has 27 years of professional experience and has been with Hole Montes since 2012. McMichael has 14 years of experience, the last three with Hole Montes. Each brings an expertise working with public and private clientele. Hole Montes is a civil engineering consulting firm serving Southwest Florida for the past 50 years.
- Lee County-Greater Pine Island Community Plan Earns Award June 13, 2016
A collaborative Lee County effort to balance private property rights, public safety and the environment has been recognized by the Florida Planning and Zoning Association (FPZA). The Lee County Greater Pine Island Community Plan Update was recognized as an Outstanding Study/Plan in the 2016 Florida Planning and Zoning Association Awards.
“At the direction of the Board of County Commissioners, and with the support of the County Manager and County Attorney, county staff was successful at developing an update to the Community Plan for Pine Island that is not only legally defensible, but also preserves the truly unique coastal rural character of the Pine Island community,” said Mikki Rozdolski, Lee County Community Development Department Planning Manager and Vice Chair of the Promised Lands Section.
“Lee County is honored to have received this recognition by FPZA,” she said.
The Lee County Greater Pine Island Community Plan Update, adopted in March 2016 by the Lee County Board of County Commissioners, was the result of several previous efforts by the county to address concerns among the residents and landowners regarding growth management, hurricane evacuation, and the maintenance of the island’s natural resources, as well as their beloved “Old Florida” character.
A key element of the Plan was the creation of a multiplier for Transferable Development Rights generated from Pine Island. This greatly incentivizes the transfer of development rights off the island to more appropriate urban areas in Lee County. In addition to a stakeholder group of community leaders, business owners and residents who actively assisted in drafting the plan, Lee County Commissioner John Manning, who represents Pine Island, led a community workshop. Staff also conducted interviews and hearings to gather input and maintain an open forum for information. The development of the plan was led by Commissioner Manning, Rozdolski and Lee County Community Development Director Dave Loveland, AICP, as ...
- Our First 2016 Summer Program June 7, 2016
Please join the Promised Lands Section of APA Florida for the Future of Florida Freight. Featuring Keith Robbins District Freight Coordinator FDOT District 1.
Join us for a luncheon on FDOT District 1 Freight Objectives for economic development, logistics and efficient movement throughout the State. Tour of the SunGuide Center will follow lunch.
2 AICP CM credits approved.
Friday July 8 noon to 2 pm. FDOT SW Area Office. 10041 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers. FREE LUNCH DESERT AND CM CREDITS.
RSVP TO Kristina.Whitmire@dot.state.fl.us by Tuesday July 5.
Thanks again to Florida Department of Transportation.
- Check the Calendar for Upcoming Events February 19, 2016
Brownfield Redevelopment & Golf Course Redevelopment ft. Roxanne Gause, P.E.
When: Friday, April 15th from 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Lee County Public Works Building – 1500 Monroe Street, 1st Floor Conference Room, Fort Myers, FL 33901
1 AICP/CM credit APPROVED
- The 2016 SWFL Sustainability Summit: “Healthy People, Healthy Place, Healthy Profit” February 3, 2016
April 28, 2016 – Doors open at 7:30am – Program begins at 8:00am and concludes at 1:30pm – Breakfast and Lunch included. Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Estero, FL.
5 AICP/CM credits approved.
Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Summit, over 200 people, from elected officials and public sector leaders, to community advocates and private sector business executives, are expected to attend the 2nd Annual SWFL Sustainability Summit. We will focus on bringing experts in the healthcare, business, government, and city planning industry together to talk about redefining the trajectory of Southwest Florida’s future. The keynote speaker is Mary Benecke, past Vice President of Public Affairs & Corporate Communications for Dow Corning Corporation. After her work at Dow Corning, she played a key role in the revitalization of downtown Bay City, Michigan.
We will keep the focus on People, Place and Profit as we work together regionally to improve our Quality of Life. There will be a Sustainable Art Gallery, Innovative Vendors, and even more special and creative opportunities than ever to explore investing in creating a better tomorrow!
People will discuss and consider concepts relating to health, the built environment, and profit as they relate to one other, taking away two critical concepts, Good business is good for business and everyone. Building better communities is easier when we talk together, vetting good ideas and tossing out bad ones.
In the end, you may find that we even just love longer, healthier lives.
More information including registration at www.swflsustainability.com