Caloosahatchee Shores is located south of the Caloosahatchee River in eastern Lee County from I-75 to Hickey’s Creek. The community is comprised of a variety of suburban and rural neighborhoods including Fort Myers Shores, Verandah, Olga, Hawks Preserve, River Hall, Riverdale, and Orange River. The community’s neighborhoods are connected by a variety of commercial developments located along SR 80. The Caloosahatchee Shores Community promotes and protects its residential character while supporting the redevelopment of its commercial corridor through these community planning projects:
- Caloosahatchee Shores Community Plan and Lee Plan Goal 21 protect the character of the entire community’s neighborhoods, natural resources, and quality of life while promoting new development along the SR 80 commercial corridor.
- Caloosahatchee Shores Land Development Code, Chapter 33, Article VII, establishes standards for commercial development along the SR 80 corridor to ensure that future residential development supports the existing character of the community’s neighborhoods. This is an active community planning project. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact Sharon Jenkins-Owen at SJenkins-Owen@leegov.com or (239) 533-8535.
Olga and State Route 80 (SR 80) Sub Areas
Within the Caloosahatchee Shores there are two areas: Olga (Lee Plan Goal 29) and the commercial corridor along the north side of SR 80. Each of these areas has additional Lee Plan policies and land development regulations that need to be met as part of the development process.
- Olga Community Plan and Lee Plan Goal 29 and land development code standards capture and maintain Olga’s historic rural character while supporting new development that is in keeping with the community’s heritage.
- SR 80 business area land development standards seek to foster a more walkable, interconnected development pattern that provides for the needs of the community’s residents, businesses, and vistors.
Community Project Presentations:
The owner or agent applying for the following types of county approvals must conduct one public informational session within the community plan area prior to obtaining a finding of sufficiency.
- Development order
- Planned development
- Conventional rezoning, special exception or variance
For additional information on meeting requirements, please see Lee Plan Goal 21 and Land Development Code Section 33-1531.