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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.

ONE Naples Project continued again

The Collier County Planning Commission has delayed its vote on the One Naples project in North Naples.   After the second meeting on Oct 15 to review the mixed use/residential project, the commission decided it needed more time to hear all the arguments on all sides before coming up with a recommendation.   The Planning Commission will meet again on Thursday, November 5th  to take up the project again.

ONE Naples at Planning Commission

The Collier County Planning Commission continues its consideration of the ONE Naples project this morning at 9 AM. (Oct. 15, 2020)   You may either sign up to speak or watch, or watch the proceeding on channel 98, if you don’t plan to speak.  The sign up to speak is contained below:     02 -10-15-2020 CCPC Virtual Remote Meetings Public Notice (Quasi-Judicial)

ONE Naples Continuation of the Collier County Planning Commission Hearing on October 15, 2020

The Collier County Planning will continue its consideration of the ONE Naples project on next week on Thursday morning, October 15, 2020.  This will be Items 1 and 2 on the Agenda.
You will need to register (or re-register) if you would like to attend this meeting virtually.  Attached you will find the link for registering for this meeting.
If you will not be testifying, you should indicate so on the sign-up, although you may also watch the proceedings live on Channel 98.

ONE Naples hearing is continued

The ONE Naples proponents and County Staff spent the October 1, 2020 afternoon presenting their ONE Naples project to the Collier County Planning Commission.  It was agreed that neither the proponents, nor those with objections, should have to split up their presentations, so the agenda item was continued until October 15, 2020, probably at 9 AM, with the community comments beginning shortly after that.
We will forward the sign-up information when it is available.  Please mark your calendars, and try to attend, either virtually, or in person.  For those in Naples, the commission meetings are also broadcast on Channel 98.

ONE Naples: Planning Commission Meeting Information and LINK TO ATTEND

Below is the notice of the Collier County Planning Commission hearing regarding the ONE Naples project.  Also in the notice are links to register to attend, and to the supporting documents.  Since they comprise 1,533 pages, we have attached the two staff retorts separately.

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 gives you an unprecedented opportunity to participate in this process. In addition, you may send in letters or emails expressing your objections, opinions and concerns ahead of time.
To provide written comments by Sept 30, 2020:

by mail : James Sabo; Zoning Division; Zoning Services Section; Development Services Building; 2800 N Horseshoe Drive; Naples, FL 34104


Collier County Planning Commission

Post Date: 09/25/2020 12:00 PM

Notice of Hybrid Remote Public Meeting
Collier County Planning Commission
Collier County, Florida
October 1, 2020
9:00 a.m.

Notice is hereby given that the Collier County Planning Commission will meet on Thursday, October 1, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. This will be a Hybrid Remote meeting and it will be held in the Board of County Commissioners chambers, third floor, Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Naples Florida, 34112. The meeting will be broadcast live with closed captioning on Collier Television channel 97/98 and via live streaming at colliercountyfl.gov. Some of the Board Members may be appearing electronically, with staff present in person. The public may attend either electronically or in person.

The agenda will be available on the Collier County Government website at http://colliercountyfl.iqm2.com/Citizens/default.aspx

Individuals who would like to participate remotely should register at https://bit.ly/Oct1CCPCSpeakerRegistration

The deadline to register is 8:00 a.m. October 1, 2020. Individuals who register will receive an email in advance of the meeting detailing how they can participate.

About the public meeting:

One or more members of the Collier County Board of County Commissioners may be present and may participate at the meeting. The subject matter of this meeting may be an item for discussion and action at a future meeting of those boards, councils, or agencies.

All interested parties are invited to attend and to register to speak. All registered public speakers will be limited to three minutes unless changed by the chairman.

The public is reminded that the CDC and the Department of Health recommend social distancing and avoiding public gatherings when possible.

Collier County Ordinance No. 2004-05 requires that all lobbyists shall, before engaging in any lobbying activities (including, but not limited to, addressing the Board of County Commissioners, an advisory board, or quasi-judicial board), register with the Clerk to the Board at the Board Minutes and Records Department.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding, should contact the Collier County Facilities Management Division, located at 3335 Tamiami Trail E., Suite 101, Naples, Florida 34112, or 239-252-8380, as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. Such reasonable accommodations will be provided at no cost to the individual.

For more information, please call Thomas Clarke at 239-252-2526 or email Thomas.clarke@colliercountyfl.gov

Planning Commission to hear the ONE Naples Project on October 1, 2020

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

https://cvportal.colliercountyfl.gov/cityviewweb

and click on Planning Department Status and Fees. The three project numbers are

PL20190000696  (Growth Mgmt. Plan Amendment)
and
PL20190000697  (Planned Unit Development Re-zone)
and
PL20200000368 – Vacation  (Privatization) of interior streets
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The public notice is attached.

Canal Maintenance

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.

Information from our County Commissioner: Andy Solis

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.

https://us14.campaign-archive.com/?e=e4508aca4c&u=2b2276607c1357d1b9fa27c4b&id=f87b92390c 

Vanderbilt Cul-de-sac Public Utilities Project

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:

Conners Vanderbilt Beach Naples Residents Collier County Group

If you are a Facebook user, we encourage you to join this group to keep up to date with first-hand accounts

June 2017 Conner’s