Fort Myers city leaders could vote soon on a proposal to increase density in Midtown Fort Myers. At a recent public hearing area residents had a chance to have their voices heard, and another opportunity comes in early February.
Midtown is taking shape, as new plans are unveiled to possibly bring thousands of new residential units, commercial space and reserved public space to the area. The latest proposal aims to transform the Fort Myers neighborhood from the location of just a few hundred residents and businesses into a vibrant urban center, connecting up with downtown.
With a plan to significantly alter the density available to developers, midtown is on track to potentially transform the future of Fort Myers. Midtown sits just to the south of the River District and Downtown, and the midtown proposal calls for not only doubling the current area of downtown, but also boosting city coffers in terms of an increased tax base.
Major plans for a Midtown development in Fort Myers gain momentum as the city council seeks out additional public comment surrounding a massive growth plan. The proposal currently calls for a major shift in density, proposed to drastically impact the city’s tax base.
Redevelopment plans for Midtown Fort Myers are shaping up. City leaders have started planning to revitalize the area around central Fort Myers and City of Palms in south downtown, with an eye to bring new businesses to the district.