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Captiva is a coastal island community located between Pine Island Sound and the Gulf of Mexico.  The community is mostly comprised of a variety of year-round and seasonal residences.  There is also a small commercial center which features small, locally-owned restaurants, shops, and services to meet the needs of the community members and visitors. The primary goal of the community’s planning activities is to enhance Captiva’s quality of life by protecting its historic residential character, diverse natural environment, and clean marine waters and beaches.  In order to accomplish these objectives, Captiva is actively engaged in a number of community planning activities:


  • Captiva Community Plan and Lee Plan Goal 13 maintain and enhance the historic pattern of development while supporting a diverse and healthy environment and marine ecosystem.


  • Captiva Land Development Code establishes and implements appropriate land development regulations.  This is an active community planning project. Draft materials are available on the community's planning website.  If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact Sharon Jenkins-Owen at or (239) 533-8535.


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.

  • Conventional rezoning, special exception or variance


For additional information on meeting requirements, please see Lee Plan Goal 13.


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