August 8, 2007
The Estero Recreation Center
9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.
Meeting Time: 5:00 P.M.
Members in Attendance: Gordon Lyons, and Gerald Simons
Tom O’Dea, Bill Prysi, Joe McHarris,
Nancy Cohen, Al O’Donnell, and Jim Wallace
Meeting called to order.
Approval of the minutes of the July 11th meeting was called for. A motion
to approve the minutes was made, seconded and carried unanimously. Minutes
were approved with no changes.
Coconut Trace, US41 by Coconut
Todd Lausterer of Humphrey Rosal Architects
Calistoga Restaurant is located on a 2.5 acre site with
Fifth Third Bank
on the west side of US41 by the Coconut
Point Mall. The building is designed in the Tuscan style with earth
tone colors. The entry leads to an open courtyard with 2 entrances to
covered exterior dining, roof includes a dormer with false windows, there is a
parapet on the back of the building with decorative cornice, front doors are
mahogany, storefront window frames are berry color to coordinate with the
mahogany door, a service courtyard located on the back of the building fenced in
by an 8-ft concrete block & stucco wall, with a solid aluminum gate which
completely screens the area, the dumpster will be located in the fenced in
Beautiful architectural design, no comments, criticism or recommendations.
All EDRC members are in favor of the project and approve.
Coconut Trace, US41 by Coconut Point Mall
Romanello & Jason Dontje
Fifth Third Bank is located on a 2.5 acre site with Calistoga Restaruant on the
west side of US41 by the Coconut Point Mall. The building is designed with
earth-tone colors, concrete roof tile, foam banding located between the soffit &
wall, and split face mason along the bottom of the building.
Comments on architectural included:
- Very plain building.
- Put some architectural detail into the roof.
- Look at the arches on the TIB Bank.
- Angles are very rigid.
- Colors on presentation do not represent the building well, there are no
shadows, building is not described well by drawings, looks flat, has no
- Architectural elements would help, possibly a tower or other vertical
angles added to the building
- Windows are not rendered.
- Want more detail on the building.
Bring back next month with changes.
The restaurant and bank has large plant material on the west perimeter (shady
lady, live oaks, flowering Cassias), two royal palms at the entrance, US41 has
type D buffer, native & exotic plants are added to enhance the corners of the
site, added splashes of color at the highly visible areas, 70 canopy trees
throughout the parking areas.
- Need internal pedestrian access from main sidewalks.
- Add bike racks at each building, there are none shown on the plans.
- Bring landscaping back next month with changes.
Super Target and Out
Michael Sharp, Simon Property Group
Michael Sharp of Simon Property Group presented the following projects at
Coconut Point Mall:
Hyatt Place, Jared Jewelers, Wachovia Bank, The Diamond District, CNL Bank,
Verizon Wireless, and Simon owned small restaurant with offices located above.
The committee complemented Simon Properties on the design changes above and
would like to see the landscape changes to Super Target as promised by Super
Target at our June meeting as soon as possible.
SW corner of Corkscrew and River Ranch Road
Francis Torres, Boughton Architects, Inc.
Plans were submitted to address all concerns of the EDRC from the June meeting,
additional elements were added to the building to enhance the design.
Comments: Looks great, beautiful building.
The monument signage was revised to address the recommendations of the EDRC,
making the base of the sign wider.
Comments: Looks good.
All light fixtures are incorporated into the landscape plan, sidewalk
interconnectivity was added to link with the sidewalk on Corkscrew, bike racks
were added at both buildings, plans revised to save as much as the existing
trees and natural plant material as possible, main focus of landscaping is
Italian cypress to enhance the existing natural plant material.
Comments: Looks good.
All EDRC members are in favor of issuing the DO on Londonberry Plaza.
Broadway Grand Shoppes on
the corner of Broadway and US41
Rick Johnson presented signage for the building to be located on all 4-sides of
the building, 2 sides will be illuminated with back channel lettering. EDRC will
not recommend anything greater than code on signage.
- EDRC will not recommend anything greater that code on signage.
- The two lit building signs must be back channel lit.
- Will approve signage on all 4 sides of building, not to exceed maximum
allowed per code.
Entry to Cascades on Estero Parkway
Jack Stacy, Vice President, Cascade HOA
Jack Stacy, Vice President of Cascade HOA present plans to add a gate to the
entrance of Cascades.
Comments: Looks lovely, EDRC will recommend to Lee County for DO.
West side of US41 between
Marsh Landing and
Bob Soudan Jr., BRB Development
Jeff Curl of Q. Grady Minor presented landscape plans for the 10 acre
development which includes a substantial amount of preserve area, exceeds code
on the buffer; vegetation is added to the entire detention area.
Bob Soudan, Jr. of BRB Development presented plans for the 49,500 square foot
storage facility located on the north end of the 10 acre development, just south
of the Fountain Lakes entrance.
- The building is unacceptable, not in any way Mediterranean; it cannot be
saved with color.
- It is plain with no articulation, just a compilation of parts that
don’t have any relation to each other.
- Have the architect create a Mediterranean design and come back
There being no further business to come before the committee the meeting was
Next EDRC Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at the Estero
Park Community Center.