Paradise Isle formerly known as Paradise Preserve

Paradise Isle

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Click here for Current Status of Paradise Isle and other communities in North Fort Myers. 

The next zoning hearing on the project happens in November. The developer just unveiled a new website where neighbors can add questions or comments.

Paradise Isle is formerly known as Paradise Preserve: Virtual Design of Mixed-Use Community Golf Course.

7/11/2018 Paradise Isle Update: 

The documents, prepared by the civil engineering firm Hole Montes, say the cost of the development will be roughly $600 million to $1 billion, “as it is too early to provide an accurate estimate.” A receptionist for Dennis J Fullenkamp Realty said last week he was on vacation, and couldn’t be reached for comment.

Tina McCain Matte, a representative of the public relations firm Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold, said via email that developers are still in the process of rezoning the property, and have not yet made an application for a development order with the county. She said conservatively, construction on the golf course and marina expansion would begin about two years from now.

Paradise Isle Update: 3/7/2018 Paradise Isle was the focal point of the North Fort Myers Townhall meeting. The meeting was well attended and the crowd involved.

The following companies are involved in this project as well as at the meeting and most presented and/or took questions. This project is still in it’s early phases. Traffic seemed to be the largest concern for the crowd.

Charles J. Basinait

Charles J. Basinait’s primary areas of practice are land use, zoning, and environmental law and he serves as chair of that division. Prior to joining Henderson Franklin, Chuck was an Assistant State Attorney for one year and an Assistant Lee County Attorney for over four years. While with the County Attorney’s Office, Chuck initially served as Lee County’s primary litigation representative for eminent domain matters. Later in his tenure with the County Attorney’s Office, Chuck was a supervisor in the land use division and advised the County staff and Board of County Commissioners in various zoning, land use and land development matters.

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David M. Jones, Jr. and Associates, Inc. (DMJA) is a Landscape Architecture, Planning and Certified Arborists firm, located in Fort Myers, FL. After the acquisition of the areas oldest firm of George F. Causey, ASLA in 1980, we are in our fourth decade of providing full design services to our public and private clients throughout all of Southwest Florida.





Passarella & Associates, Inc. is a full-service ecological and environmental consulting firm, founded to assist clients in achieving a sustainable balance between development and our environmental resources.

TR Transportation Consultants, Inc. is a consulting firm, which specializes in providing a wide range of professional services on transportation, and public works related projects. The objective of the firm is to fulfill the need for these types of services under strict in-house quality control guidelines.

Hans Wilson and Associates is a marine engineering and environmental consulting firm with over 50 years of combined experience in planning, design, permitting and construction observation of a variety of coastal projects.

Ron Garl Golf Design Our goal as golf course architects is to design exciting, innovative and unique golf courses that artfully employ the natural characteristics of the terrain and adhere to sensitive land design where both the environment and man can not only coexist- but also thrive.

Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, The Evans Group has built an award-winning reputation over the past thirty-seven years as one of the most talented and diverse design firms in the country. A fact that is evidenced by their exclusive list of clients, the numerous articles written in national magazines about their work, the sales success of their designs, and the award recognition garnered over the years. The Evans Group has many divisions, including Evcom and Enviroscape, to cover all aspects of work in today’s marketplace, with services from land planning to hardscape design, from architecture to interior architectural detailing, from interior design to landscape design.

On 10/6/2017 Paradise Isle formerly known as Paradise Preserve filed a request to rezone 271.1 acres from Residential Planned Development (RPD), Marine Commercial District (CM), Commercial District (C-1A), and Multiple-Family District (RM-2) to Mixed Use Planned Development (MPD), to allow a mixed use development consisting of 1,200 multiple family dwelling units; 543 hotel rooms; up to 55,000 square feet of commercial/retail; up to 22,500 square feet of office; up to 23,000 square feet of accessory health spa/fitness facilities; an 18-hole golf course; 200 dry boat storage slips; a 200 wet slip marina; and up to 22,500 SF of stand-alone restaurant use; along with customary accessory uses.

Paradise Isle

Location: In general, the property lies north and south of Birkdale Avenue, east of SE 24th Avenue and off of Orange Grove Boulevard, south of Birkdale Avenue, North Fort Myers Planning Community, Lee County, FL.

Paradise Isle

The case number for the request is DCI2017-00019.

You can view the applications and plans here 

Paradise Isle formerly known as Paradise Preserve was once one of the most expensive foreclosures in Lee County history. The property–which includes a marina, golf course, and other lands.

A project of the size of Paradise Isle will have effects on the North Fort Myers market.

Thinking of buying or selling? We would love to sit down and discuss your options.

Steelbridge Realty LLC Nprth Fort Myers Real Estate Brokers Steelbridge Realty LLC  is a Licensed Real Estate Brokerage that utilizes cutting edge marketing techniques and data-driven Real Estate solutions in today’s ever-changing environment. Our group of professionals have decades of experience and have navigated through many business cycles. Our diverse background gives us the tools to guide people towards successful decisions.

During the beginning of the housing downturn, Steelbridge Realty LLC was the Brokerage arm of several private equity entities. We assisted them with asset modeling and market metrics. Many prominent local commercial projects were included in this scope of transactions. in 2012 Jeff and Cristina bought the other partner out and relocated the company to North Fort Myers. It now serves as a boutique style firm cater to it clients and the community at large.

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