ESTERO COMMUNITY PLANNING PANEL
Minutes of Public Meeting #112 – February 15, 2010
Estero Community Park, Estero, Florida
Panel Members Present:
Jack Lienesch, Civic Association,
Chairman; John Goodrich , ECCL;
Erik Dickens, ECCL; Lin Welch, Estero Chamber of Commerce;
Dan DeLisi, Estero development community;
Greg Toth, Estero development community; Treasurer: Bev MacNellis, ECCL and Bill
Brown, Recording Secretary, ECCL.
Lienesch called the meeting to order at 6:01 PM.
meeting notice appeared in the Century-Link
Estero Events Calendar and Esterofl.org websites. The notice was posted at the
South County Regional Library, Realty World of Estero, the BB&T and Wachovia
Secretary’s Report: Brown distributed minutes of the January
meeting. Goodrich: Motion to
accept minutes as corrected. : Dickens Second. Accepted
Treasurer Bev MacNellis reported that the current balance of $424.61 is in the
Community Planning Panel account on deposit at the BB&T Bank. Dickens:
Motion to accept the report as e-mailed. Goodrich: Second.
Estero Greens Administrative Amendment – Veronica Martin of TDM Consulting.
Estero Greens (a.k.a. Estero 41) is north
of Galloway Ford on US41. Three buildings have been zoned on this property: 1. A
beer & wine store at the rear, 2. A liquor store at the front S, and 3, a
restaurant at the front N. The request
would reduce the required distance from the rear property line for outdoor
dining at the restaurant from 400 to 300 feet. Toth asked if the developer had
met with Fountain Lakes which abuts the property in the back.
Since they indicated they have not met
with Fountain Lakes, he suggested they should. Welch
indicated she did not see any problem. DeLisi asked if there would be a wall
separating their property from Fountain Lakes. Ms.
Martin answered that would be a berm and landscaping. DeLisi said something
needed to be done to manage noise. Dickens noted that the power line right away
would allow noise to carry through. Lienesch suggested
that the only problem would be amplified noise from outside entertainment.
Ms. Martin suggested they could have a
condition for no outside entertainment. Carl
Hoke from Fountain Lakes, who was on the Panel when the zoning for this property
was adopted, asked about the height of the building in the back which could help
block the sound. The master concept plan
indicates that 45 feet would be the maximum.
Lienesch summarized and stated that
the Panel could support the requested administrative amendment provided
there is a reduction in the number of usages, a maximum building size and
provision for noise reduction including a wall in the back. He stated he would
send a note to Pam Houck so stating with a copy to Ms. Martin.
ECPP: Right lane on Broadway at US 41.
Lienesch reported that the County would require the sidewalk to be
moved to install a right turn lane. He will continue to work with Neale
Montgomery, Rick Johnson and Harry Campbell from the County Traffic Department
to see how this can be done.
Coconut Crossing clean up.
Lienesch said a landscape buffer is needed. The County is working on this.
Amendment to Corkscrew Overlay to prohibit Big Boxes.
Delisi and Toth indicated they didn’t think it would necessary
because there are no more possible location for a Big Box on those properties
West of Three Oaks.
Developers check list
After our discussions for the last two
months, the strawman we've been developing is as follows:
1. Where is the property and what is on
the surrounding properties?
2. What zoning changes are you
requesting from the county?
3. Project narrative -- what is the
plan for the property?
4. An illustration of the Master
Concept Plan for the development showing density, building height, traffic
5. What are the projected usages?
6. What deviations, if any, are being
requested from the applicable zoning restrictions?
The panel was asked to look at our
website and the developer’s checklist to see if this list would suffice.
Lienesch discussed a possible workshop to discuss this issue.
DeLisi suggested a County requirement that all proposed signs be reviewed
by our Design Review Committee.
Update on David Graham Award for 2010.
Dickens is scheduling a committee meeting in early March.
Member issues. Lin Welch said that since family obligations were hampering her
participation as a Panel she had suggested replacements to the Chamber and she
had offered to act as a back-up. The
Chamber will name a replacement. The Panel went on record expressing its
appreciation for her service.
Meeting adjourned at 7:25 PM.
PM, MONDAY, March 15, ESTERO