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fort myers bch buy out?

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fort myers bch buy out?

haven't read up much on the bch "buy out". are the new plans still happening or has there been a hold up with enviro concerns like not having a sea wall on a barrier isle? will miss the mermaid and all of it if it goes thru

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The developer has completely withdrawn the plans at this point. He still owns the properties and some type of development will occur in the future, but to what degree is unknown.

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What properties were purchased by the developer?

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The developer, Tom Torgerson, has withdrawn his application for the big redevelopment. There will be no seawall or parking garage anymore. While he will likely build a couple of hotels, that will be it. No more plans for Crescent Beach - that park will remain the property of Lee County, or for Helmrich Plaza. Not sure what will happen to the Mermaid - he does still own the property.

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Will he be forced to keep the historic coral building which houses Cigar Hut?

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I can see only one feasible solution to the traffic issue and with Torgerson's assistance with his property (he now owns Helmerich Plaza and the parking lot off Fifth Avenue too) as he stated he was inclined to do it would be the following: NO ROUNDABOUT! FOLKS YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW THIS WILL NOT BE A SOLUTION. Making the off-island departure a shot down Crescent and an immediate swoop (no stop) under the proposed hotel and above that underpass would be a bridge from his parking deck to the hotel. Keep oncoming traffic the same but build a pedestrian bridge from Times Square over to the other side. That is the only possible, sensible way to alleviate the traffic.

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Redevelopment

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