Estero Design Review Committee
October 10, 2007
The Estero Recreation Center
9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.
Members in Attendance: Tom O’Dea, Bob Melzer, Bill Prysi, Joe McHarris,
Al O’Donnell, and Jim Wallace
Gordon Lyons, Nancy Cohen, and Gerald Simons
Meeting called to order.
Approval of the minutes of the September 12th meeting was called for. A
motion to approve the minutes was made, seconded and carried unanimously.
Minutes were approved with no changes.
North and South Villages at Coconut Point including, Tract 3C-2
Tom Schneider, Vice President, Simon Property Group
Tom Schneider of Simon Property Group presented the following projects at
Coconut Point Mall:
CNL Bank, the far north parcel with the drive through located on US41 side.
Ethan Allen on one LDO creating 6,000 sq ft with a smaller building and a spec
building owned by Simon which will be brought back to EDRC at another meeting.
The landscaping is being done by Holes Montes which will also be presented at
- Looks good.
Parcel 1 is a multi tenant building with two restaurants located on either side
of the ground floor and two levels of 600 sq ft offices with patio overlooking
the lake side of the building.
Parcel 2 will contain a 8500 sq ft single tenant building, starting to develop
drawing and will be in the LDO process soon.
- Looks good.
Tom Schneider presented the plans for the additional landscaping at the Super
ALL lighted signs will be turned off at 10:00 p.m. when the store is closed.
- Rear elevation landscaping is 100% better.
Coconut Point Tract 1D
Ned Dewhirst PE, SR VP of Florida Operations
Michael Fernandez of Planning Development Inc., and Randy Rosal of Humphrey
Rosal Architects presented plans for Community Bank, a ranch style 8000 sq ft
bank with a second tenant located on the second level. South parameter borders a
large preserve area; A berm is located along US41. Direct access is shared with
the fire station with a single dedicated access for the drive –through. Pavers
are planned at the point of entry, the bank drive through is located on the
south side of the property, additional landscaping is planned along the berm.
There is 40ft separation between the monument signs which may not be sufficient.
The architectural components of the building includes wood shutters, all away
around the building, widows walk on roof, reduced massing by breaking up
elements, decorative post lights on the property, with bollard lights for
pedestrian access at the entrance.
- Very nicely detailed building
- Very conducive site plan.
- Laid out nicely.
John Hartley, AIA Gotsdiner Architects.
John Hartley of Gotsdiner Architects presented plans for Mattress Firm, the only
current tenant in a three tenant building, across from US41, north of Coconut
Road with the main access from Lyden Drive. The building consists of tile
roof in the center portion to break up the length of the building, landscaping
consists of Florida native plants for zeroscape.
- Take out loop drive around the back of the building.
- Not adequate parameter planting.
- Dry dention areas need to be planted out.
- Trees need to be 12-14 ft., 45 gal. 4 inch caliper, do clustering.
- Internal land has to be planted, may have trouble with wire grass.
- Community identity is Mediterranean
- Articulate front of building. Provide canopy.
- Must have internal sidewalk connectivity to main sidewalk
- Add bike rack.
Ray Pothier from Country Creek presented a utility shed to be located within the
property of Country Creek, which will not be visible from any public road or
All EDRC members are in favor of the project and approve.
Joe McHarris asked the committee about the process for approval of the addition
of outdoor seating area in an Estero pizza parlor. An amendment will have
to be filed and the committee recommended that the request be sent to the ECPP
chairman for comment. EDRC will need a letter from the ECPP indicating their
comments, if indeed they have any.
There being no further business to come before the committee the meeting was
Next EDRC Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at the Estero
Park Community Center.