A quick history
August 2004:Hurricane Charley hits; Sandman Motel, Howard Johnson Inn and Day's Inn close.
September 2010: Lee County purchases Seafarer's and Crescent Park property.
April 2011: Lee County razes building on Seafarer's.
April 2013: County reimburses $900,000 to the TDC for the cost of Seafarer's property, releasing the property from TDC development restrictions.
August 2013: The Town requests the county to turn over Crescent Beach Park's development rights to encourage development nearby. The request was denied.
November 2015: Tom Torgerson purchases properties and unveils Grand Resorts plan.
January 2016: Town approves recruiting a consultant to serve as a special projects coordinator with Torgerson.
April 2016: Torgerson drops Grand Resorts plan and compiles a focus group of opponents to develop a new concept.
November 2016: TPI Hospitality unveils new, less-intense concept, Times Square Resorts.
December 2016: Torgerson attempts application to the town; town staff rejects the application as incomplete because county was not listed.
March 2017: Torgerson filed first application for Times Square Resort with all development contained on his property and a redesigned site plan.
February 2018: LPA voted 5 to 2 to recommend moving the TPI Hospitality Plan forward to Town Council for a decision.
*Information provided by The Fort Myers Beach Bulletin article printed in March
Here are a few resource links available should you want to write our town council members or county commissioners, or know when the next town council or commission meetings are scheduled.
TPI Hospitality Project:
Below are links to various pdfs showing the official land use and required density of the property, as well as renderings.
taking responsibility for the preservation and development of fort myers beach