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Building Permits Issued




Fort Myers, FL (Mar. 2, 2015) — During February, contractors pulled 101 permits to build single-family houses collectively valued at nearly $22.8 million in unincorporated Lee County.  That compares to 79 permits issued in January and 82 issued in February 2014, according to the Lee County Department of Community Development.

Also during February, 74 multi-family units collectively valued at nearly $5.4 million were permitted, compared to 358 in January and 24 in February 2014.  January’s high multi-family permitting included 240 units in 10 buildings in the Springs of Estero Development at Ben Hill Griffin Parkway and Everblades Parkway and 83 units in 11 buildings in the Health Park Luxury Apartments at Metro Parkway and Ben C. Pratt/Six Mile Cypress Parkway.

General commercial activity was valued at nearly $45.9 million for 12 permits, compared to more than $26 million in January and more than $5 million in February 2014. February commercial permits include $28 million in interior completion of the Hertz corporate headquarters building at 8501 Williams Road, Estero. Commercial permits also include a nearly $13 million memory care and assisted living facility with 44 residential units being built by Lee Memorial Health System on Cypress Cove Dr.

Lee County Community Development issued 3,493 permits of all kinds during February.

Lee County Community Development oversees planning, zoning, development and building services, environmental review, building inspection, and code enforcement for the unincorporated areas of Lee County.

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Distribution of this release is prepared by:
Joan D. LaGuardia, Communications Manager
Lee County Department of Community Development
(239) 533-8705 or


Contact:  Mary Gibbs, Lee County Community Development Department
               (239) 533-8585