Tag Archives: construction

Mad Hatter Tea Party

By Samantha Husted  Fanciful, mischievous and absolutely mad! A tea party fit for the Mad Hatter herself. On May 13th, the City of Marco Island held its annual Mad Hatter Tea Party at the Family Church. All were invited to attend the Alice in Wonderland themed event in celebration of Mother’s Day. The tea party, now in its seventh year, ... Read More »

Goodland to Get Million Dollar Water Line | Construction to start May 30th

By Barry Gwinn At a public meeting at the Goodland Boat Park on May 18, Collier County (CC) officials announced that construction would begin on the replacement of Goodland’s main water line, beginning, on May 30th with an anticipated completion date of October 1st. Originally scheduled to begin in November 2016, that date was scrubbed, after objections by Goodland merchants ... Read More »

Working Together

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala It’s no secret that we have been hit by the largest concentration of salt marsh mosquitoes   that we can remember in recent years, and as for me, I cannot ever remember them this bad in 43 years! The Collier County Mosquito Control District (the “District”) is monitoring this large population of salt marsh mosquitoes through ... Read More »

Summer’s Almost Here!

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala My goodness the county is emptying out…and so is our volunteer corps! I’ve always marveled at the winter residents who arrive and immediately go to work helping our community, like the Fire Rescue Foundation, both hospitals, the sheriff’s office, the police department, the schools, The Shelter for Abused Women, the homeless shelter, the library, the museum, ... Read More »

MIA Students Build Mini Reefs – Build it and the fish will come

By Maria Lamb Marco Island Academy science teacher Jerry Miller’s class was a hub of activity on May 4. That day his students paired up in teams to construct mini reefs, to be installed under docks in various locations on Marco Island. According to Miller, “The students are doing something positive for the community by helping restore the quality of ... Read More »

Enhancements to Island Plaza Begin

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides Construction has begun on some of the improvements planned for the Island Plaza, which sits at the intersection of Bald Eagle and Collier Boulevard. Those improvements will involve an architectural embellishment, which is presently being erected with a pedestrian node for walkers and bikers who frequent the mid-town district. Island Plaza Investments, LLC, who is part ... Read More »

Planning Board Continues Work on LDC

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides The Marco Island Planning Board is continuing to meet to go over changes to the Land Development Code (LDC), as they seek to address glitches within that code and updates that are necessary to bring the legislation into compliance with today’s standards. They meet on the third Friday each month in a “workshop” style environment and ... Read More »

Pickleball and More!

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala Have you heard that work is just about completed on the building of an ark like the one we read about in the Bible? It has been constructed in Kentucky, and is ready for a grand opening. The reason I know a little about this is because some of my Amish family have taken busses down ... Read More »

A VIEW ON STILTS

By Jesus Calo  Come for the view and stay for a delicious meal, Stilts Beachside Bar & Grill at Marriott’s Crystal Shores is the sunniest beachside restaurant location featuring stunning views of the Gulf. Stilts has been frequented by seasonal visitors and locals looking to clock out and check into island time. No matter where you sit, you have a ... Read More »

Council Wrestles With Roadways

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides  At their last city council meeting members heard Public Works Director Tim Pinter speak to his plans to continue with the Annual Street and Roadway Repaving Program, which Pinter had budgeted just over $600,000. That program in 2017 would be able to pave approximately five miles of roadway in the area west of Collier Boulevard and ... Read More »

FDOT’S FIVE-YEAR PLAN $45.6 Billion 

The Florida Transportation Commission, at its meeting on Monday, March 6, 2017 in Tallahassee, conducted its annual Statewide Public Hearing and statutorily mandated review of the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Tentative Work Program for fiscal years 2017/18 through 2021/22. The commission reviewed and agreed the work program complies with applicable federal and state laws and policies. FDOT’S Tentative Work ... Read More »

Land Development Code Update Continues

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides One of the most perplexing and complicated issues to be tackled by the city staff and Planning Board in the last year is moving forward. The consultant hired to review the Land Development Code (LDC) has completed Phase 1 and had 33 issues identified for review. Those issues were forwarded to the City Council at their ... Read More »

Grand Opening of Vi at Bentley Village

Submitted Recently, Vi corporate officials, local dignitaries, residents, and employees gathered to commemorate the conclusion of an $80+ million redevelopment project with a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration. Vi at Bentley Village marked the end to its major reconstruction effort to revitalize the continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in North Naples. During the nearly two-year undertaking, two clubhouses and ... Read More »

SUN-N-FUN LAGOON INVITES YOU BACK

Sun-N-Fun Lagoon invites you back for the winter season. The park will open on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Saturday, Feb. 18. The park will also be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, for the President’s Day holiday. The Lazy River is under construction, so the Collier County Parks & Recreation Division is offering a special admission rate ... Read More »

1990s Condos – More Luxury & Space

CONDO REPORT Gary & Sandy Elliott www.marcoislandcondoguy.net www.SandyElliottInteriors.com Last week 80 of the 382 condos listed for sale on Marco Island were built in the 1990s. This decade saw a big increase in condo square footage and luxury. The vibrant community at Hideaway Beach grew dramatically during this time with the construction of the Villas, 2000, 3000 and 6000 buildings along ... Read More »

First Anniversary for Moore Docks, Lifts and Seawalls

By Coastal Breeze News Staff Tom Moore came to Marco Island and immediately recognized a need. Having the proper experience and initiative, Tom started Moore Roofing to fulfill the roofing needs of area homeowners. That was more than twelve years ago. Since that time, Moore Roofing has installed hundreds and hundreds of roofs. Tom didn’t stop there however…. He discovered ... Read More »

Growing Number of Panthers Killed by Cars

Submitted  A driver hit and killed the 31st panther of 2016 on Tuesday, breaking the all-time record for the number of Florida panther road kills in one year. This breaks the 2015 record of 25 deaths due to vehicle strikes with more than three weeks left in 2016. Florida panther deaths on our roadways are continuing in this upward trajectory. ... Read More »

Batter Up! New Batting Cage Opens to Public 

By Samantha Husted sam@coastalbreezenews.com Baseball fans unite as Marco Island’s premiere batting cage opens to the public. The new facility is located at Winterberry Park, parallel to the baseball diamond. While anyone can use the practice cage, it’s the little leaguers who hold dominion. It was husband and wife duo of Jennifer Carr and Eddie Kirst, Peter Prodanov, Shaun Chute ... Read More »

Marriott Renovations Right on Target 

By Don Manley The New Year promises to be memorable for the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club and Spa, and the nearby Marriott’s Crystal Shores. Both are in the midst of major construction projects that dramatically expand and improve facilities and offerings for guests. With work proceeding on schedule, everything is on target for completion dates in 2017, ... Read More »

The Sand Comes Trucking In

By Steve “Stef” Stefanides   Earth Tech Enterprises of Naples took to the South Beach area of Marco Island like a small, but finely tuned platoon of “combat engineers” as they prepared the way for the delivery of over 900 truckloads of newly mined high quality beach sand from the quarries owned by Stewart Mines in Immokalee last week. The ... Read More »