It’s the number one tourist attraction in Lee County but it could be several years before the Fort Myers Beach pier is rebuilt. The Let’s Go FMB Fort Myers Beach pier committee has posted a 6-question survey they want your input on.
The survey results will be presented this Thursday as part of the Let’s Go FMB meeting at DiamondHead. Pier committee member Allen Shanosky will present the results from the survey which includes questions about the characteristics of a new pier that are important to you and whether you would pay more to park in Lynn Hall Park to help cover the cost of the pier if that was necessary.
The Fort Myers Beach pier was totally destroyed during the wind and storm surge from Hurricane Ian. The pier is owner by Lee County. Earlier this month Lee County Manager Dave Harner told Beach Talk Radio News that the county was working through the FEMA process right now and estimated rebuilding the pier could take 4 years. He did say there will be an opportunity for public comment along the way.
Shanosky researched piers all along the east coast and made a presentation to the community with examples of 2 possible future piers.The goal of the presentation was to try to push this to the top of Lee County’s priority list.
Take the Let’s Go FMB pier committee survey HERE.