ESTERO DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE
The Estero Recreation Center
9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.
Meeting Time: 5:00 P.M.
Members in Attendance: Gordon Lyons, Tom O’Dea, Nancy Cohen, Al O’Donnell,
Jim Wallace, Joe McHarris, Bill Prysi, Gerald Simons
Members Absent: Wayne Robinson
Minutes By: Tom O’Dea
Meeting called to order.
Approval of the minutes of the January 10th meeting was called for. A motion
to approve the minutes was made, seconded and carried unanimously. Minutes were
approved with no changes.
Presentation by Ned Dewhirst
Ned Dewhirst introduced the design team for
Murano at Coconut Point
and they presented their project consisting of six multi-storied buildings
arranged around a lake in an approximate semi circle with a clubhouse separating
two groups of three bldg’s on either side. The three bldg’s on the east side of
the lake are 3 stories and face east and the three bldg’s on the west side of
the lake are 4 stories and face west. The documents were already presented to
the County for a DO but the project was being presented to the community here at
the EDRC in order to comply with the requirements for approval and to update the
The committee recommended that the developer consider breaking up the colors
at the rear of the bldg’s to create a more vertical distinction as opposed to
the horizontal effect created by the banding at the rear. A recommendation was
also made that there be more variations at the roofline at the rear of the
Location Rt. 41 in Coconut Crossing
Presentation by: Scott Beauschesne, Hole Montes
This 7,544 s.f. retail building is designed for four retail space.
It is located adjacent to the CVS to be built at Coconut Road and Rt. 41. The
Applicant stated that the roof tile and other materials would match the CVS
bldg. but, the wall color would be slightly different.
Interconnecting sidewalk from building to perimeter sidewalk is required
A Bike Rack is needed
Entire dry retention area needs to be planted per Chapter 33
Parking lot needs to be buffered from access road with shrubs
Inadequate bldg perimeter planting at front of bldg
Light poles conflict with trees and palms and need to be corrected
Roebellini palms in the front of bldg should be changed to a more substantial
species to provide both shade and proper scale
Loading area needs to be re-worked to allow truck clearance from bldg
protrusions. It may be necessary to extend loading area along the back wall. It
must be buffered from the access road.
Suggestion was made to lower GW height on coconut trees to between 6 and 8 ft.
(Currently a quality concern)
It was suggested that the seating area at the front of the building be
landscaped more fully and perhaps that the extra parking spaces (above the req’d
number) be incorporated into the seating area to provide for a gracious
comfortable area in which to sit rather than adjacent to automobile bumpers.
Location: Rt. 41 & Pelican Sound Blvd.
Fee: Not Paid
Presented by: Kathy L. Bufo, Fischer & Assoc’s.
This 25,070 s.f. multi-tenant retail store will butt up against the ABC
Liquor store to the north. Comments are as follows
Applicant to stipulate that landscaping be installed to hide 100% of the north
wall until such time as the infill bldg is under construction. (ABC Liquor store
Entire detention area needs to be planted per Chap. 33. We recommend adding
wetland trees to detention area in large clusters to further buffer rear of bldg
from adjacent residential. (Wetland trees planted in groups of 5 to 7)
Proposed pedestrian interconnect through
Rooms To Go is acceptable
Location: Broadway & Highland Ave.
Fee: Not Applicable
Presented by: Keene Engineering
A pedestrian interconnect is needed to the Church
Provide buffer for dumpster
Change Queen palms specified for front of bldg with clusters of cabbage palms
Submit sign revisions as discussed.
Presentation by: Mark Drew, AIM Engineering
Change colors at the rear of building to accent coral at the center rather
than the deep cranberry color shown
Building fascia to be increased in depth
Revise monument sign to add more bulk. Base should be 2 ft. high and 2 ft. or
more wide The top and bottom should have trim designed to give it a more
Al O’Donnell suggested that the members take a look at the signage left of
the entry to Stoney Brook.
Since this sign is rather recent it should have been presented to the EDRC for
comment. It definitely does not comply with LDC requirements.
Next Meeting: Next EDRC Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2007
5:00 P.M. at The Estero Park Community Center