Fort Myers downtown basin beckons
Fort Myers is almost ready to unveil its new, downtown waterfront, but developers have yet to sign any contracts to build.
A ribbon-cutting is tentatively scheduled for the first weekend in December, said Don Paight, executive director of the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency.
“For all practical purposes,” he said, “it’s pretty much finished.”
The project brings the Caloosahatchee riverfront up to Bay Street. It creates two basins that filter pollutants from storm runoff. The basins will be separated by Edwards Drive, which will be converted into a brick-paved bridge.