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I like the Matlacha 2.0 renderings, I am sure that is what they will remain. After 32 years as a resident of Matlacha and seeing pretty much all of the changes over the decades, here's my "debbie downer" comment. Do we really think that the feds, state, and last but not least Lee County will sign off on this "water/land grab"? Matlacha is a historic district per Lee County, not state or federal, so the designation does not hold "water" for the state or federal. And who is providing the funding for seawalls, back fill, etc? Maybe King Ranch would be interested in this project. I miss Matlacha and Pine Island but I have decided to not build back, the reason; quality of life: traffic being the #1, water quality #2, and we are all experiencing the changes as the "east coast of Florida" has found the "west coast" and all the things I have mentioned is "mild" to the newcomers because of what they are leaving behind on the east coast.
Beautiful mock up. Now please show us the way to Berts in this rendering
I didn't recognize any of it. Maybe the angles of the pictures... but I couldn't place any of Matlacha from those pictures.
I am so glad you guys are stepping up to help with ideas and giving us a voice in the future of Matlacha.
I wonder who is going to pay for all this.😁
It appears Margaritaville has found the island if this is what Matlacha 2.0 is going to be...
Doesn't look very "historic" Matlacha is losing its charm
I will not be able to attend next meeting. Is it possible to live stream it?
If each of these individual shops has its own steps...that a lot of stairs for some people and a deterrent. Can there be one ramp up and a connected boardwalk between some of the buildings?
Agree with you to add a element of easy access. The shop owners and restaurants need easy access for pedestrian traffic. Great start !
Perhaps there can be some consideration for street noise that is a constant from the road. Installing blow out walls or shrubberies to muffle the cars and parking from the beautiful and quiet water views. If you are going to relax and watch the water lap the beach, it would be nice to be able to hear it.
Also, wondering if some sort of outdoor community mini stage could be part of the lower level...for sunset concerts or open mic nights!
Good start! I like the idea of some kind of mini beach to be able to walk to as a resident, or shopper and sit with your toes in the sand and look at the water. Have always felt that was missing before. However, the new buildings, new codes, new finishes, new spacing...lack of architecture that has been grandfathered-in over time is what is missing to me. I do not know if that sense of time can be recaptured in new builds, and so, it lacks the warmth and relaxed feel that I so enjoyed.
I like having the bicycle path on the street much better.