The NWNA DRC Committee has some exciting news to share with you all!
More Building in Cape Coral
Sometimes the proposed plans we talk about fade away without any follow-through and other times, follow-through comes so fast your head spins. The Tractor Supply Co. store on Pine Island Rd is a good example as it is moving along rapidly matched only by the public storage facility on the opposite side of Pine Island Rd.
Last month we told you about a retail store planned for the lot just east of Aldi on SW Pine Island Rd. and that it would be some type of farmer’s market. Now we know it will be called Joe V’s Farm Market and will break ground by the end of the year and be ready by late 2021.
Joe V’s will feature grocery store and farm market services with fresh-from-the-farm produce, beef, cheeses, bakery items, prepared foods, natural organic and vegetarian food. Lee Snyder, who splits time between Cape Coral and Delaware is part of the management group. He operates several farmer’s markets in Delaware.
Racetrack Gas Station - Update
Remember we told you a Racetrack Gas/Convenience store is coming to Chiquita Blvd.? Just West of that Aldi with small retail and fast food stores in between, but now we're telling you it won't be alone.
There is another project proposed, this one on the northwest side of the Chiquita and Pine Island Rd. intersection. This project will also feature a convenience store with gas pumps, two car washes and four drive thru establishments (below).
Last month, we told you about an indoor storage facility proposed for 2010 Burnt Store Rd., between Gulfstream Rd. and Gator Slough on the west side of Burnt Store Rd.
Now, a proposed plan was submitted to the city by Hideaway Storage for a storage facility at 708 Burnt Store Rd. That location is adjacent to the south side of the 7/11 at Tropicana and Burnt Store.
There are about 15 public storage facilities throughout Cape Coral with more on the way. While there may be a need throughout the city, multiple storage facilities on a major access road in and out of the city takes up valuable commercial space that could be better used for amenities locals and visitors can enjoy. Is this a case of one’s company and two’s a crowd?
Some Odds and Ends......
Coming here and there: a 45-unit, multi-family development is planned for SW 37th lane to the west of Chiquita Blvd. between Pine Island Rd. and Trafalgar. Also, an emergency medical facility is proposed for the south side of Pine Island Rd. across from Danny Yates Landscaping.
The project will include the construction of a free-standing emergency room and be run by HCA West Florida. HCA is based out of Tennessee and operates 186 hospitals and approximately 2,000 sites of care, including freestanding emergency rooms and urgent care centers. Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte is part of HCA