A New Beginning for Matlacha
In the wake of IAN’s catastrophic impact on Matlacha restaurants, businesses, and homes located along Pine Island Road NW, a vision for a new beginning has emerged.
Michael Hannon, President of the Matlacha Civic Association shared a collection of renderings with neighbors and the local community to provide hope for the future. The new elevated structures, docks, seawalls, and reclaimed dry land depict the return of the thriving waterfront destination that has been temporarily lost.
Tremendous progress has been made to clean up storm debris and temporarily restore utilities in the area. The rebuild of Matlacha began and the promise for a better tomorrow is visible on the horizon.