Myerside Upgrade Approved


By a 4-1 vote the owners of Myerside resort can proceed with their plans to upgrade their cottage resort on Estero Boulevard near Bay Oaks. Councilman Bill Veach voted against the proposal. The resort owners will have to fork over $12,000 to the town. Here’s why.

Beverly Milligan and her husband Rolland will now go to work adding two additional cottages, a restaurant that serves beer and wine, and a boutique store for guests. Their request to upgrade required a zone change. Town staff opposed the zone change. The Local Planning Agency unanimously approved the plan.

Myerside owner Beverly Milligan told Beach Talk Radio News she was so pleased that council agreed with their vision for the property. “Now the real work starts to complete the vision for the betterment of ourselves, our neighbors and the community. Thanks to all who supported us in this first step of what we believe will be a great adventure.”

Two public hearings were held on the requested zone change and a marathon 6 hour discussion was held by the town council when, advocating for denial, the town staff latched 31 conditions onto the application that the full council had to review.

One of those conditions was a contribution to the town of $12,000 for sidewalks to be built on school street. Milligan and her team agreed to contribute the $12,000 to the sidewalk construction Monday in order to get the proposal through.

Check out all of our coverage on this issue HERE.

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