May 15, 2008 at
The Estero Recreation Center
9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.
Members in Attendance: Tom O’Dea,
Gordon Lyons, Al O’Donnell, Bob Melzer, Gerald Simons and Jim Wallace
Nancy Cohen, Bill Prysi, and Joe McHarris
Meeting called to order.
Tom O’Dea will be in contact the Mary Sidel regarding the signage at Target,
also Tom Schneider regarding the Pet Smart signage on the side of the building
facing the preserve.
Approval of the minutes of the April 9th meeting was called for. A
motion to approve the minutes was made, seconded and carried unanimously.
Minutes were approved with no changes.
Midway between Three Oaks and I-75 on the south side of Corkscrew Road
David Beal Project Manager: Vanasse Daylor
Discussion on Site Plan:
David Beal of Vanasse Daylor presented revised plans for Estero Crossing, a
commercial development with proposed 310,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space located adjacent to
Lowe’s which was last presented to the
EDRC at the meeting of March 2008.
The EDRC comments were addressed as follows:
· Added the terminals of sidewalks
to provide pedestrian connectivity with the adjacent parcels.
· Verified on site plan the
location of the sidewalks leading to Lowe’s and Ruby Tuesday’s
· Added a berm to increase the
planting along Corkscrew Woodlands. The berm is 7-ft above the fall line and the
plantings added are mahogany trees, royal palms & sable palms. Also added
a buffer along the edge with a continuous row of 40-gallon buttonwoods.
Both sites have been cleaned.
· Final plans on buildings were
presented in lieu of conceptual plans, do not expect to see corporate tenant
changes to building designs.
· Integrated dumpster walls with
the restaurant building to prevent pedestrian access to the dumpsters between
buildings A and B.
· The restaurant building is 8500
sq ft and the bank roof has been adjusted to meet code requirement for entire
building under pitched roof on buildings less than 5,000 sq ft.
· Added variation, detail and
articulation to the rear of building E (the four tenant building) east exposure.
Demonstrated hiding rear of building with added berm and increased planting.
· Four tenant building is modified
to add architectural elements, adornments, towers, and color variations.
The EDRC agreed it was an improvement over the last review.
· The tenant panel segments for the
signage are changed to opaque panels with letters only lit to meet the intent of
the code with the dark background and only the lettering illuminated.
The EDRC voted to accept the designs and send a DO with the understanding
about the signage lighting including the six panels for tenant signage.
Coconut Trace west side of U.S. 41 between Williams and Coconut roads
Jason Toole, P.E. CPH Engineers, Inc.
Jason Toole, P.E. CPH Engineers, Inc. presented plans for Suntrust Bank
located in Coconut Trace on the west side of US41 between Williams Road and
Coconut Road. Based on the email comments from the EDRC, the building was
pushed closer to US 41 and the sidewalk connectivity was addressed.
· Do not see a detention area.
The site is part of a master design outparcel and a storm pipe is left for the
bank to connect to.
· Tree heights must be 12-ft
height, 45 gallon minimum, 12-14-ft overall for Estero Requirements.
· Put seven palm trees in
island by the drive through to minimize view of the roof line.
· Do not see dumpster on-site. Suntrust Bank has all documents picked up and shredded therefore no dumpster is
needed. The only trash generated will be from the break room and a small
can screened with shrubs on both sides is located near the front of the
· The monument sign does not meet
the signage requirements. Background color of the sign must match the
building color, must have an opaque background with letters only lit or back
channel lit letters, sign must be wider than it is tall, does not need to have
roof tile, but EDRC would like to see it framed.
· Way finding signs are acceptable
on-site, promotional signage is not acceptable, cannot list services on the
drive through poles nor on the light poles. Return for signage.
The EDRC is in favor of the building plans and landscape with comments as
mentioned but would like to see all signage including directional and the
landscape lighting for the parking lot brought back for review.
There being no further business to come before the committee the meeting was
Next Meeting: Next EDRC Meeting will be held on
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at the Estero Park Community Center.