The Estero Design Review Committee (EDRC) was created in October 2002 by the ECPP
in order to implement some of the Estero-specific provisions of the Lee
County Land Development Code. The EDRC sponsors community meetings that
combine professional review and public comment regarding development
projects at the Development Order Stage, when specific plans are
available for these projects. The Land Development Code requires that
all developers of projects located in Estero conduct a community meeting in the community prior to filing an application for a Development Order.
These reviews, which are conducted monthly, include the project's architecture, landscaping, site plan, buffering, signage and a wide variety of other elements. The EDRC is currently composed of nine professionals in the fields of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering and Planning in addition to
lay people with development experience. A letter summarizing the concerns and recommendations of the EDRC and the public is forwarded in conjunction with the Developer's Development Order application to the Lee County Development Services Department.