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Building Permits Issued




Fort Myers, FL (April 1, 2015) —  During March, contractors pulled 93 permits to build single-family houses collectively valued at more than $27.4 million in unincorporated Lee County. That compares to 101 permits issued in February and 90 issued in March 2014, according to the Lee County Department of Community Development. 

Also during March, 183 multi-family units collectively valued at more than $25 million were permitted, compared to 74 in February and 91 in March 2014. The higher multi-family permitting in March included 136 units in 17 buildings at the Courtyards at Estero Apartments, 10471 Corkscrew Commons Drive, and 50 units in nine buildings for Copper Oak Townhomes on Tin Maple Drive in Estero. 

General commercial activity was valued at nearly $13.9 million for 21 permits, compared to more than $45.8 million in February and more than $1.4 million in March 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 4,454 permits of all kinds during March.

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:
Betsy Clayton, A.P.R.
Communications Director
Lee County Government
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Contact:  Mary Gibbs, Lee County Community Development Department