Greater Pine Island is a rural coastal community located west of the City of Cape Coral along the shores of Pine Island Sound. Greater Pine Island’s community planning efforts are directed at managing growth to maintain the island’s unique natural resources, character, and active agricultural industry.

  • Lee Plan Goal 24 is to ensure that future growth and development is consistent with the community’s coastal rural character, supportive of its vital agricultural industry, and prepared for emergency events.
  • Land Development Code (Chapter 33, Article III) addresses community-wide development standards to maintain equilibrium between modest growth, a fragile ecology, and a viable and productive agricultural community.
  • Matlacha is one of the small coastal islands that make up the Greater Pine Island Community. Land Development Code provisions in Chapter 33, Article IV, are intended to protect Matlacha’s unique island village character.


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 24 and Land Development Code Section 33-1004.

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