By Brett Ellis
This past week I attended the joint Fort Myers Beach Town Council and Lee County Commission workshop to hear a bold proposal by developer Tom Torgerson that was dubbed an opportunity of a lifetime at Fort Myers Beach.
After viewing the presentation I would concur that is indeed true. There were some things that I liked and a few things I didn’t like. I still have a lot of questions. The presentation was an overview. It was not complete.
I did not see renderings of Crescent Beach. It looks like some open space remains but perhaps not in its current form. Like Commissioner Mann, I wonder how adding 700 hotel rooms would reduce trips on the road.
The four new hotels will be a Holiday Inn Resort at the South end of the property. Next to that will be the Marriott AC property, followed by the Hilton Resort which will have a Hampton Inn inside the Hilton Resort. The parking garage will connect to the Hilton Resort. The Holiday Inn Resort will hold 200 rooms, while the Hampton Inn would hold 85 rooms and the Hilton Resort 76 units. I couldn’t write fast enough to …read more
Source:: Top Agent