July 11, 2007
The Estero Recreation Center
9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.
Meeting Time: 5:00 P.M.
Members in Attendance: Tom O’Dea, Gordon Lyons, Bill Prysi,
Gerald Simons, and Joe McHarris
Absent: Nancy Cohen, Al O’Donnell, and Jim Wallace
Chaired By: Tom O’Dea
Minutes By: Ramona Thomas
Meeting called to order.
Approval of the minutes of the June 13th meeting was called for. A motion to
approve the minutes was made, seconded and carried unanimously. Minutes were
approved with no changes.
Location: US41 & Vintage Parkway at the entrance to The Vines
Fee: Not Paid
Presented by: Wayne Sloss, Grady Minor & Associates, P.A.
The project is to excavate and remove old debris to make the land suitable for
All EDRC members are in favor of the project and approve.
Location: Between US41 and Lynden Drive.
Presented by: Bill Edwards, 361 Group Construction Services, Inc.
Bill Edwards presented revised plans for the Coconut Trace Plaza with changes
recommended by the EDRC which include:
Moved dumpster further from the building, added a dome on tower, turned up
color intensity of the building, eliminated the store front appearance, mostly
fire egress on east elevations, added window elements & banding. The tower
houses the elevator with stairs wrapped around the tower, additional set of
covered stairs to the second floor.
Comments on architectural included:
- Nice massing, significantly improved, building looks more broken up.
- Like the dome tower, may require more articulation on the dome roof and the
roof material must be compatible with the rest of the building color scheme.
- Put a little bit of banding below dome roof and additional detailing on sides.
- Recommend 8-inch offset, at left on east side of tower on building color
- Under double balcony, add brackets to look like its being supported.
- Railings need to be broken up in 2 or 3 elements by adding posts or columns.
- South elevation needs architectural treatment, maybe put the quatrefoil on the
corner or add a window.
The walkway in the island of the parking lot was modified, added clusters of
royal palms & sable palms at the building corners, hollies & royal palms added
to the front building corners, a few royal palms were added on front at the
building breaks, also a walkway was added, bulked up landscaping & shrubs along
sidewalk, site maxed out for landscaping.
All EDRC members were in favor of the approval with the condition that
signage and lighting fixtures be presented for approval when they are ready.
The EDRC reviewed 8 graphics for the logo. All are in favor of graphic design
#6 in the color of green.
There is nothing new to report on the improper Stoney’s sign.
Next Meeting: Next EDRC Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at
the Estero Park Community Center.