Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Residential plan proposed for Cape Coral Golf Club By Jesse Pagan, Reporter NBC 2 News

NBC 2 News

A real estate developer is one step closer to building homes on the old Cape Coral Golf Club land, but some neighbors are upset what the development will mean for the green space.
The area north of Cape Coral Parkway has sat vacant for years and from street level it’s easy to see it as an abandoned and overgrown part of town. However, the look from above shows just how much green space there is. According to neighbors, it has turned into a wildlife refuge in the heart of Cape Coral.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Three phases, 10-year project: Cape Council hears parks plan, funding ideas. Chuck Ballaro, Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Cape Coral City Council got its first look at a proposed Parks Master Plan Wednesday.
David Barth of Barth Associates made its draft plan presentation during a special workshop meeting at City Hall.
Reactions were mixed and before the presentation even started, several people got up during public comment and asked why the Golf Course property wasn't included in the mix.
"The plan needs to reflect the Golf Course. We need one large green space to be maintained," said Max Forgey, a certified planner. "We hope that amenity, with a recreation component, will continue to serve Cape Coral."
November 10, 2016
By CHUCK BALLARO (news@breezenewspapers.comCape Coral Daily Breeze

D.R. Horton takes next step to develop Cape Coral golf course. Frank Bumb, The News Press

One of the largest builders in the country removed apartments, multistory condos and commercial options from its possible designs for land on a Cape Coral golf course. But a group of residents said that isn't enough and will oppose any development to keep the course a green space.
D.R. Horton filed a request recently to change the future land use regulations for a 175-acre site located at 4003 Palm Tree Blvd. The site, home to the abandoned golf course known as The Golf Club, would be turned into a residential development with about 400 homes.
, FBUMB@NEWS-PRESS.COM2:26 p.m. EST November 11, 2016

Save Our Recreation Inc. President, Barth Wolf to speak at the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife Tuesday, November 15, 2016

President of Save Our Recreation, Inc. to speak about the old Cape Coral Golf Club property at Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife meeting, Tuesday, November 15th at 7:00 p.m.


Barth Wolf, president of Save Our Recreation, will be the guest speaker at the meeting on Tuesday November 15, 7:00 p.m. Rotary Park Environmental Center, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral. (Please note: this is a week later than usual monthly meeting because Rotary Park serves as a polling place November 8th).

Save Our Recreation is a group of concerned citizens rallying to protect and preserve the old Cape Coral Golf Club property on Palm Tree Blvd and opposes high density single family development of the property as proposed by D.R. Horton.  The group's mission is to maintain the Parks and Recreation land use designation for this property and work with interested parties to find a permanent solution that maintains this historic green space for generations to come.

For more information see;


Wolf is a retired lawyer who now resides in Cape Coral and has been actively working to preserve the golf course property and its unique place in Cape Coral history.

The Public is invited to attend this free event.

More information about CCFW at www.ccfriendsofwildlife.org

Contact: Steve Chupack

Sunday, November 13, 2016

D.H. Horton: Plans for old golf course site submitted By JIM LINETTE , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

November 10, 2016
By JIM LINETTE (jlinette@breezenewspapers.comCape Coral Daily Breeze

Following through on its intentions for the former Golf Club of Cape Coral property on Palm Tree Boulevard, D.R. Horton has formulated its plan and submitted a formal application with the city and is waiting for the hearings to be scheduled.
City staff confirmed the application for a land use amendment to the city's Comprehensive Plan and a planned development project being called The Palms was submitted to the Planning Division by D.R. Horton's consultants.

Comment by J Miehle, November 11, 2016
Pay close attention to setbacks and number of homes per acre and compare that to existing homes in the area. Pay close attention to traffic impacts for the area which already has traffic problems. That includes enforcement, congestion and maintenance of the roadway which now suffers. What will it do to bridge traffic. How many more public safety personnel will be needed for the additional residences. Should their be impact fees for that. They talk about DL Horton's South Point at the end of Cape Coral Pkwy. Go look and see if it blends in with the existing community. DL Horton is a production builder and wants to pack as many homes into a space as possible. I'm not being negative, just factual. We are growing, a fact I don't object to, it just needs to be done right. I grew up witnessing the mess in SOCAL, especially the I - 405.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Cape Coral Master Parks Plan + 2 Events

Although there is still no news on the DR Horton front as they have still not filed for land use or other approvals, there are a few things going on that you may be interested in knowing about. 
First, we just learned that the Cape Coral Master Parks plan is on the subject of a city council workshop tonight, November 9 at 4:30 at city hall.  The city’s consultant will review their findings.  Although it does not directly involve the golf course, it is certainly closely related to our interest in maintaining the Parks and Recreation land use designation of the golf course. The consultant’s presentation materials can be found at http://www.capecoral.net/department/clerk/agendas_and_videos.php.  Just click on the November 9, 2016 meeting to download the presentation.  You are encouraged to attend this important meeting.
Second, on Tuesday, November 15 from 5:00 – 8:00 there is a special event focusing on the future of Cape Coral called Catch the Vision.  One of the hot spots in the Cape they will be covering is the old Golf and Tennis Club property.  The event is hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and tickets are $10. You can learn more or buy tickets at http://www.catchthevisioncapecoral.com/
Lastly, also on the evening of Tuesday November 15, Save Our Recreation will be speaking at the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife meeting.  Barth Wolf will be providing an overview of the golf course property, from past through present.  The meeting is at 7:00 pm at the Rotary Park Environmental Center.