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Gardner’s Park: An Artisan District in Fort Myers


Thursday at 1:00 p.m.:  We wrap up this week’s series of conversations about development in Southwest Florida with a closer look at plans to develop Fort Myers Gardner’s Park neighborhood into an artisan district including art studios, small shops, galleries, living spaces and much more.  The idea is intended, in part, to attract millennials to Fort Myers.  

City Council members unanimously approved a redevelopment concept for the region last year, which extends north of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard between Fowler Street and Evans Avenue.  We’ll hear from Jonathan Romine, the Principal and Director of Landscape Architecture for the urban planning and design firm EnSite, which was contracted to develop the plan.  We’ll also hear from other stakeholders in the redevelopment concept including Jerry Miller who owns several undeveloped parcels in the district.