About a month before several Naples City Council members vacate their seats, the council is expected to vote on several controversial projects the city has undertaken during their tenure, including the redesign of Central Avenue and a new look for Baker Park.
First this week will be the council’s action on a revised design for Baker Park that includes $3.1 million in new amenities, including fishing piers and a $1.2 million building that would include a café.
The council has signaled support for the new plan, citing the inclusion of open green space and increased access to waterfronts. Those features seem to meet the wishes of a majority of residents who responded to a parks-needs survey mailed by the city last July.
The new plan’s cost? About $16.7 million, close to $5 million more than what the city says it has available.