Investing In Our Community

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Regarding the proposed Time’s Square development, thanks should be extended to a development company willing to invest so heavily in our community, and take the financial risk.  Our capable Mayor Cereceda and Town Council are looking out for our best interests, sustainability and improvement of our island for the greater good.

The view we want after the beautiful panorama from the bridge is attractive architecture, which will be required. This will not be an eyesore, but what is, are the random poorly maintained homes along Estero Blvd. and outdated high-rise condominiums from the 60’s that look like tall bomb shelters.

Steps are finally being taken to remedy the horrendous stopped traffic plaguing us for years. A roundabout is the safest, most cost effective and efficient way to move traffic. The vacationers staying in the proposed development will “walk” to all the local establishments in and around Time’s Square.

My next point addresses comments about “Greed.” So you think it is greedy for the “buyer” of a property to pay what the “seller” is asking?  In doing so, said “buyer” then brings the house up to FEMA standards and in line for what they paid for the lot. How is that greed?  Perhaps if islanders would sell their properties for what they would sell for inland, they would have stayed small cottages.  But that is not the way the market works.  Also, ask the fire department which houses they would rather have on the island.

Resentful people need to stop making this appear as a battle between the haves and haves-not.  If those cleaning up the island, “keeping it funky not junky”, were pretentious, believe me, Fort Myers Beach is not where they would be locating.

Christy Hennessey

Fort Myers Beach

Carmel, Indiana