An infrastructure and residential development order for 34 acres east of U.S. 41 in Estero, north of Broadway Avenue East and west of the railroad tracks, was approved by the village’s planning, zoning and design board Tuesday night.
The Downtown Estero project from Indiana-based developer Buckingham Co. will consist of three multistory buildings at 100 units each. The site is entitled to 310 units, 200,000 square feet of nonresidential and 125 hotel rooms through Lee County-approved zoning several years ago.
The developer plans on using just 30,000 square feet of the nonresidential land-use entitlement. Two buildings will be mixed-use with 5,000 square feet of nonresidential uses on the ground level while the third building will house community amenities, including a public pocket park, two pickleball courts, a pool area and a public passive park at Broadway Avenue.