Updated: Feb 19, 2021
By CHUCK BALLARO - | Oct 6, 2020
Plans for a $36.5 million upgrade to the Yacht Club park moved forward Monday when Cape Coral City Council approved a modified concept plan and agreed to hire a consulting firm to finalize the proposal. Council approved the plan 7-1 margin despite the slightly higher price tag needed to make the changes. Council also approved an amendment to the contract with the consulting firm to develop the construction documents for the final concept. One of the major changes – one that had nearby residents most concerned – was to move the boat ramp from inside the canal to the basin. Others included fencing around the area as a way to keep people and noise out of the neighborhood, lighting and landscaping changes and the use of artificial surfaces along the waterways to eliminate the need for fertilizer. Senior Public Works Director Mike Ilczyczyn and James Mason at Kimley Horn, the consulting firm on the project, laid out the plan as modified since Council’s last discussion.
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