Estero Design Review Committee
December 9, 2009 at 5:00 P.M.
The Estero Recreation Center
9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.
Members in Attendance: Nancy Cohen, Bob Melzer, Al
Bill Prysi and Gerald Simons
Jack Lienesch, Chairman of the ECPP
Joe McHarris and Jim Wallace
The meeting was called to order by Bob Melzer 5:05 PM.
Jack Lienesch, Chairman of the ECPP announced that Tom O’Dea has resigned from
the EDRC. Bob Melzer has agreed to act as the intern Chair. Ramona
Thomas has volunteered to act a Secretary for the EDRC.
Bob Melzer thanked Tom O’Dea for his past years of service and contributions to
Approval of Meeting Minutes:
A motion was made by Mr. O’Donnell to approve the November 11th minutes as
circulated to the Committee in advance of the meeting. The motion,
seconded by Mr. Simons was approved unanimously.
Cayo De Estero
Location of Project:
West side of US 41 near Estero Parkway
Ahmad Kareh, Bean Whitaker, Lutz, & Kareh
Christopher J. Lee Architects, Inc.
Plans were submitted for three one-story buildings consisting of approximately
27,244 sq. ft. of multi tenant retail and possible restaurant space. The
buildings will be conducive with the Mediterranean style and include
architectural elements such as towers located on the corners of the buildings,
metal trellises above the windows, awnings, inset details, banding elements, and
the air conditioning units will be mounted behind parapets. The site
lighting plan consists of non-descript lighting in bronze colors with the rear
tenant entrances having wall mounted fixtures in bronze, there will also be wall
mounted sconces on the store front columns between the windows.
The conceptual design looks great, like the colors, the awnings and the
trellises are a nice feature.
Recommend sticking with the color scheme.
Concerns with tenant signage on buildings, must comply with the lighting
standards, raised letters with backlit lighting, no light boxes.
Monument signage must be brought to the EDRC for approval.
Jonathan Romine from EnSite presented the landscaping plans. The landscape
buffer along US 41 consists of a modified type E buffer, did not plant to curb.
The west property line is type A and enhanced type A buffer. The south
property line is enhanced C and enhanced A buffer. The buffer consists of
100% native vegetation which includes buttonwoods, sables, slash pines, live
oaks, and hollies. There are cypress trees around the detention areas and
the internal landscaping includes Florida royals, magnolias and buttonwoods.
Overall plan looks nice.
Blend the buffer with the dry detention areas.
A motion was made by Mr. Prysi to approve the plans for Cayo De Estero as noted
with the comments made by the Committee and with the monument signage being
brought back before the committee for review. The motion seconded by Mr.
O’Donnell was approved unanimously.
There being no further business to come before the committee, the meeting was
adjourned at 6:25PM.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 5:00 P.M. at the Estero Recreation Center.