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Building Permits Issued




Fort Myers, FL (Feb. 2, 2015) — During January, contractors pulled 79 permits to build single-family houses collectively valued at more than $23.1 million in unincorporated Lee County.  That compares to 76 permits issued in December and 77 issued in January 2014, according to the Lee County Department of Community Development.

Also during January, 358 multi-family units collectively valued at more than $20.8 million were permitted, compared to 30 in December and 20 in January 2014.  January’s multi-family permitting included 240 units in 10 buildings in the Springs of Estero Development at Ben Hill Griffin Parkway and Everblades Parkway and 83 units in 11 buildings in the Health Park Luxury Apartments at Metro Parkway and Ben C. Pratt/Six Mile Cypress Parkway.

General commercial activity was valued at $26 million for 17 permits, compared to nearly $6.5 million in December and more than $2.9 million in January 2014. Commercial permits included a $17.5 million, three-story senior living facility at Tamiami Trail and Pelican Colony Boulevard and the $7.5 million Wal-Mart at 11320 Summerlin Square Dr.

Lee County Community Development issued 3,386 permits of all kinds during January.

Lee County Community Development oversees planning, zoning, development and building services, environmental review, building inspection, and code enforcement for the unincorporated areas of Lee County.

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Distribution of this release is prepared by:
Joan D. LaGuardia, Communications Manager
Lee County Department of Community Development
(239) 533-8705 or


Contact:  Mary Gibbs, Lee County Community Development Department
               (239) 533-8585