Estero Design Review Committee
OFFICIAL PUBLIC MEETING
with Chapter 33 of the Lee County Land Development Code)
The Estero Fire
21500 Three Oaks Parkway
Wednesday October 8, 2008
Members in Attendance:
Gordon Lyons, Bob Melzer, Bill Prysi, Tom O’Dea,
Al O’Donnell, Jim Wallace
Nancy Cohen, Joseph McHarris, Gerald Simons
Meeting called to order by Tom O’Dea at 5:10 PM.
The meeting venue was changed because the Estero Recreation
Center is still being used
to house people displaced by storms.
The committee expressed pleasure with this site.
Tom O’Dea will attend a meeting Tuesday, October 14th to see
if this site is available for all EDRC meetings.
AT&T Replacement of existing shelter
Location of Project
Corner of US 41 and Estero
Presenter: Doug Lindstrom
General Outline of Site Plan presentation: AT&T plans to replace an existing
building with a similar building.
They intend to use the existing pad, increase the size of the foundation toward
the back then bring in an existing structure to be placed on that foundation.
They plan to landscape 2 sides of the shelter so it will not be visible.
Due to the high visibility of
Estero Parkway, other projects in that area have
committed to and been held to a higher standard. The Committee agreed that
this should also and that the site should be brought up to current code.
Due to the pending impacts, the entire parcel must be brought up to Lee County’s
The Landscaping being proposed for
the equipment box for the parcel should be closer to the road and installed
as a buffer to the entire utility area(S).
Buffer along the northern portion of the property should add to the natural
environment by using a continuous hedge with EDRC 14 foot trees.
Buffer should be allowed to offset the property line to allow the continued
protection of the existing vegetation between the northern property line and Estero Boulevard.
Plan to return to the next meeting with the new landscape plan that
illustrates the Applicant’s intent to bring the project up to current code.
Location of Project:
US 41 between
Coconut Point Ford and Albertsons
Paul Degillio, Christopher Ressler, Peter Van Buskirk
These men addressed 4 concerns the committee had at the August presentation.
The retaining wall at the rear of the project:
This wall will have stucco with a brick trim band and a railing on
the top. There is a dry detention
area behind the wall.
Pedestrian circulation: The pedestrian access will be through the parking
lot ending at the previously presented walkways.
Flagstone will be used for these accesses.
Parking lot islands: 10 foot wide
islands have been added.
Bicycle Rack: The bicycle racks have been moved toward the pedestrian access
walkways on either side of the buildings.
Overall, the committee was pleased with the changes as presented.
Do not recommend using Wax Myrtle along western buffer, they do not
provide adequate screening. Use
Dahoon Holly, Stoppers, or Pigeon Plum.
Do not recommend using
Bay in rear of
building. Recommend the use of
Bald Cypress in that location.
Do not recommend using
Bay in front
buffers. The Committee does not
believe that the Applicant will be pleased with their performance at the
front of the project.
Plant sizes were not illustrated on the plans.
Must meet Estero minimums. E-mail plant list with the sizes of
the plants to the committee members.
Concerns were expressed about delivery vehicles.
Assured delivery area was not visible.
Vehicles enter an underground area.
SIGN or other Pertinent Issue:
The signage will be presented at a later time.
Provide information to Tom O’Dea 2 weeks prior to the presentation so he can
meet with Lee
Meeting adjourned at 6:10 PM.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 5:00 PM
The Estero Fire Rescue Headquarters
Three Oaks Parkway
Meeting Minutes Approved:
August and September meeting minutes approved.
For the Estero Design Review Committee
These Minutes do not reflect a verbatim record of the Public Meeting conducted
in accordance with Chapter 33 of the Lee County Land Development Code. However,
reflect specific issues addressed and noted by each presentation. These Minutes
are Official with the original signed copy as approved by the Acting Committee
Chair or Designee. Unauthorized reproduction or alterations of these minutes are
prohibited. These Minutes are the Copyright of the Estero Design Review
Committee. All Rights Reserved.