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Bonita Renaissance

Bonita Beach Road Transformation

In May, Toole Design Group, a
planning, engineering, and landscape architecture firm headquartered in Maryland, presented the
City Council with a plan to transform Bonita Beach Road from its
“freeway-like” appearance to a “townlike” road, particularly near the

would be idling less, reduce pollution and noise levels, give pedestrians safer crossing, and drastically
reduce the risk of accidents as cars
will flow more steadily and at safer
speeds. The proposal also includes
landscaping upgrades along the corridor and the addition of bicycle

lanes. “As many of us know, the original comprehensive plan for Bonita
Springs from the year 2000 had a
vision that (Bonita) Beach Road
should be a beautiful, commercial
parkway,” said Deputy Mayor Peter
O’Flinn. “This is a huge step, 16
years later, towards that.” n

Show Me The Money

Bonita City Council approved a tax
increase on the city’s communication services tax (CST) and electrical franchise fee. Bonita Springs

beach and downtown area. The plan
includes roundabouts, separated
bicycle lanes, and pedestrian-friendly streetscapes. Toole Design’s plan
proposes five roundabouts, three in
the Old 41 Road area and two near
the beach, which they argue would
help drivers save gasoline as vehicles

will see the increase reflected in
their utility, cable, and phone bills.
The rate increases are expecting
to bring in an additional $1.33

million each year. These funds will of Bonita Beach Road, making it
help the city pay off debt quicker safer, more efficient, and more
and free up money for major future attractive.
projects including the overhauling

projects. The city has made a sizeable investment of $18.6 million
in storm water drainage, parking,
roundabouts, and road improvements. These investments are already
paying dividends, according to city

officials. The city’s vision for a walkable and bikeable downtown artery
has instilled confidence in numerous
mixed use developments, many of
which are either in the planning
stage or under construction. There

Olde Bonita Boom

As the completion of Bonita Springs’
ambitious downtown redevelopment project nears, local business
owners and developers are making
plans to move into the revamped
Old 41 Rd. corridor with various

are currently over 400 different
dwellings in the planning stages,
along with over 30,000 square feet
of new commercial space, attracting new shops, art galleries, and

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Gulf Access, Private Double Lot
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Estero Bay Shores – Gulf Access Cottage
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Bermuda Lago – Totally-Renovated Condo
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