Even though the Town Council has moved on, the Anchorage Advisory Committee continues to discuss the Bayside Park location for a new upland services building. Here's what committee members said this week...
Never say never. Before this week Fort Myers Beach residents believed that the 3-story view-blocking building town staff nearly snuck in was long gone. It was back for at least 30 minutes this week.
Business owners from Nervous Nellie's, Harbor House, Snug Harbor and Marina Village have written the Fort Myers Beach Town Council with a list of concerns over the latest Bayside Park design.
The Fort Myers Beach town council gave staff direction to move forward with the Bayside Park plan pictured here. Bayside Park could be the first of the three major projects, the town has borrowed $10 million to help fund, that sees shovels hit the ground.
Town Manager Roger Hernstadt just can't get it right when it comes to redeveloping Bayside Park. At first Hernstadt and the town staff presented a 40-foot high view-obstructing building that would have been wedged between Nervous Nellie's and Snug Harbor. His latest plan has also been rejected.
Redeveloping Bayside Park has been an ongoing saga with a few twists and turns along the way. Initially DRMP (the engineering company for all three town projects-bayside, Time Square and Bay Oaks) presented a simple plan with an open area including a stage, splash pad and rain garden at an early March town council meeting.