Vanderbilt Beach affords a pleasant residential environment and extensive recreational resources. Our residents include many people who live and work in the area year round, retirees who live here either full time or seasonally, and also the multitudes of visitors who flock here to enjoy the beautiful weather and our world-renowned beach and resorts. Vanderbilt Beach is now considered to be one of the finest communities in southwest Florida, if not the country. The Vanderbilt Beach Residents Association is dedicated to preserving the quality of life that we all enjoy.
A public hearing has been scheduled for the Collier County Planning Commission to hear the two applications for rezoning and an amendment to the County’s Growth Management Plan regarding the ONE Naples project. The meeting and hearing has been scheduled for October 1st, 2020, in the Collier County BCC Chambers beginning at 9:00 a.m. One of the notices of the meeting is attached.
Your participation can be either in person, or virtual. For those of you who are up north, or otherwise unable to attend in person, this virtual alternative presents an unprecedented opportunity for you to participate in this process. In addition, you may send in letters or emails expressing your objections, opinions and concerns ahead of time.
We do not yet have access to the staff report regarding the project. We will be forwarding that to you when it’s available.
Note that there are three interrelated applications concerning the project. The request by the developer to vacate approximately 3⁄4 of an acre of County owned streets/roads is scheduled for tentative hearing date in November. The request for privatization of the interior streets is heard only by the County Commission, even though the project as proposed cannot proceed without the vacation of those public roads. For those of you who would like to view some of the prior comments, go to
and click on Planning Department Status and Fees. The three project numbers are
The Vanderbilt Drive Canals Maintenance Dredge project is beginning at last. You might recall that 4 canals located along the west side of Vanderbilt Drive from Seabee Avenue to Lagoon Avenue had major blowouts in Hurricane Irma. The photo above shows that even after the seawalls were repaired, significant impacts to the homes and canals remained. A map of all locations is attached. Washouts_Location_Map
Now the remaining phase of restoration is beginning as the canals are dredged to return to their prior functioning, beginning with the canal between Seabee Ave. and Germain Ave. Although there are no lane closures planned for this project, we expect to have trucks entering and leaving Vanderbilt Drive, removing the debris resulting from the dredge. So if you drive this stretch of Vanderbilt Drive, keep an eye out and be extra careful.
Project Manager Liz Gosselin in Stormwater is the contact for this project. She can be reached at (239) 252-5867 with any questions.
Reminder: Tuesday August 18th is Election Day for the Florida Primary
Click on the link below to access the newsletter from Commissioner Solis.
There are going to be two virtual public meeting regarding the Coastal Risk Management Feasibility Study August 18th from 1-3:30 p.m and August 24th from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Information on how to participate in the virtual meeting is at the very bottom of the newsletter.
Attached is an excellent recap of this project by Julie Beck Maddox, who is experiencing this project first hand. They have established a Facebook account:
If you are a Facebook user, we encourage you to join this group to keep up to date with first-hand accounts