Ousted former Fort Myers Beach Town Manager Roger Hernstadt has sold his .16 acre lot on Avenida Carita for a smidge over $1 million. The deal for the empty lot was listed by former Fort Myers Beach Mayor Tracey Gore, according to online records.
Hernstadt’s house was the only house on the island that caught fire during Hurricane Ian which included high winds and massive storm surge. The house was on the water. The fire was never investigated, according to the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department.
Following the storm Hernstadt failed to communicate with island residents about how the town government was dealing with recovery and he was immediately replaced after the November election.
According to online records, the property, which had a house on it at the time, was purchased for $542,000 in 2017.