Golf Course Update
1. This is a historic piece of property
in Cape Coral and it was one of the centerpieces of the Cape Coral from its
2. It is the last significant piece of
green space in Southeast Cape Coral.
3. The current property has a land use designation
of parks and recreation which protects its current green space status if not
4. The Community Redevelopment Agency
(CRA) 2009 amendment when it added the golf course and surrounding property to
the CRA stated a key purpose for the adding the golf course was to allow “redevelopment
back to a viable course.”
5. Restoring the golf course (or similar
desirable green space development) will increase property values significantly.
6. With the way the CRA works this
increase in property values will lead to increased tax revenues for the City.
7. It is vital to make any decision only
after looking at all the alternatives, gathering data on all possible funding
sources, and then finding a way to restore it in order to keep this a special
part of Cape Coral that will be a destination for people to visit.
8. On Friday March 14 the Council for
Progress (CFP), with the support of the Cape Coral City Council, agreed to try
to find an option to address the golf course that could lead to restoring it as
a golf course. They will be engaged in
this process for 90 days. The CFP is
non-profit organization made up of community business leaders dedicated to the
economic development of Cape Coral. The CFP assists the City under a Memorandum
of Understanding entered into with the City in February 2014.
What can you do?
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