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Design of Lehigh’s GS 10 parcel begins

By Staff | Sep 3, 2021

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The Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District awarded the GS 10 design contract to AIM Engineering.

The firm will play an integral role in laying out a dual water mitigation/recreational area that encompasses roughly 640 acres off Joel Blvd., and sits on Lehigh Acres northeast side.

According to District Manager David Lindsay, the planning has already begun.

“The goal is to have 60 percent of the project designed by the end of September 2021. The Lee County Commissioner’s goals are to create something similar to that of Lakes Park in Fort Myers. Commissioner Frank Mann has remained heavily involved with this project and wants to create an East Lake Park here in Lehigh for residents to enjoy,” Lindsay said. “LAMSID would oversee the waterways and mitigation part of the project and the county would oversee the park and trails.”

The GS 10 parcel bought by Lee County as part of the 20/20 land conservation program will be used by the Lehigh Acres Municipal Improvement District to create a water storage and cleansing operation in Lehigh Acres.

Lee County Parks and Recreation Director Jesse Lavender said in an earlier interview that the envisioned East Lake Park will feature bridges, kayaking, fishing, hiking, birding watching opportunities similar to what’s found at Lakes Park.

LAMSID commissioners also approved on Aug. 16 Resolution 2021-06, a Memorandum of Understanding with U. S. Home Corporation consenting to the creation of a Community Development District within the Savanna Lakes project and approving the execution of the Landowner’s Consent.

“A future project called Savannah Lakes will be built by Lennar Homes. The project includes 1,600 homes. Lee county needed to access inside their Community Development District. For the developer, a CDD gives them the ability to borrow money for infrastructure improvements including streets, roads, utilities etc.,” Lindsay said.

Permits were also approved for Comcast Cable Aerial Crossing over Butterfly Canal (46-35-6)

And PER #21-06, Caywood Villas – 1430-1440 Caywood Cir. S. E., an upcoming site which will feature one and two story villas off Beth Stacey.

LAMSID board heard a request from a property owner in Lehigh Acres. Frank Muscarella requested a letter for the use of a district right of way.

“Mr. Muscarella had to rebuild a shed that sits on a right of way owned by the district. He needed a letter from us to say it was OK to be on our property. The board voted to sell him part of that right of way at market value,” Lindsay said.

Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District holds its regular meeting on the third Monday of each month inside its Barrett Room located at 601 East County Lane Lehigh Acres, FL 33936. Meeting is open to the general public.

For more information visit http://www.myecwcd.net/.