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

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

PL20190000696  (Growth Mgmt. Plan Amendment)
PL20190000697  (Planned Unit Development Re-zone)
PL20200000368 – Vacation  (Privatization) of interior streets
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. 

Traffic on Vanderbilt Drive

Commissioner Solis has forwarded us the following information:
Starting Monday, July 13th, and through the end of August, there will be sidewalk maintenance going on along Vanderbilt Drive between Vanderbilt Beach Road and Bluebill/111th Avenue.  Where they are actively working, they will have to reduce traffic to one lane only.  Everyone should be prepared and use caution.