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October 2020

East Naples Community Development Plan Survey

Collier County wants to collaborate with the East Naples community to help shape its future by creating a development plan for the East Naples Study area. The goal is to have the plan ready and in place before Commissioner Donna Fiala leaves office this November. This is a very important project for East Naples. THEY WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! PLEASE PARTICIPATE!

A note from Commissioner Donna Fiala: To people who are interested in helping the East Naples Community form a Community Development Plan for the East Naples U. S. 41 E. Corridor: The East Naples community have all been anxious to move forward in the process of forming a plan for the future development of East Naples, and we are now in full swing and ready to move forward!  We want to include all the people who live in or are interested in the area and would like to offer their ideas and suggestions. We are focusing on the U. S. 41E corridor for this study. We ask everyone with ideas and suggestions for the betterment of the area to get involved and give us your answers to the questions included in the survey, but first watch the plan to see where we are in the process. Your answers will move us forward to the next step. We hope to receive your answers by May 20, 2020 which will then allow us to analyze the answers and move forward with the next part of the plan. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

In lieu of the Public Workshop that had to be cancelled, the county put together a website and survey to begin receiving community participation.


Public Workshop Postponed

Watch your ENCA emails for a new date and time to be determined.

Get Involved for the Future of East Naples
East Naples Community Development Plan (ENCDP) Public Workshop

Collier County is working with the East Naples community to create a development plan for the East Naples study area, with consideration of surrounding areas of influence. We need your input to help direct the plan to shape East Naples for the benefit of the community. This plan will build on past efforts, including the US 41 Corridor Study completed in 2018. Initial aims of the plan include: Guide future land uses and development that may be anticipated for the area; Provide improvement options for various transportation methods including walking and biking, based on completed transportation plans; Highlight community assets and planned improvements; Suggest options and follow-up efforts to address other themes identified during the process. View project information, events, updates, and schedule on the ENCDP Project WebpageEveryone is invited and urged to participate in the...

ENCDP 1st Public Meeting Workshop
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
5:30 - 7:30 PM
South Regional Library
 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy #9005
Naples, FL 34113
Collier Transportation System Survey
The Collier MPO is in the process of developing a Transportation System Performance (TSP) Report that will provide an assessment of the transportation system in Collier County and will recommend short and long-term candidate projects to address congestion.  The County has prepared a short survey and would like your input to help with the development of the study and to identify potential congestion reduction strategies the MPO may consider. Take the survey here.
Eagle Lakes Community Park Dedication
The Eagle Lakes Community Park is being dedicated to Donna Fiala and renamed "Donna Fiala Eagle Lakes Community Park" on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 10am at the park. Everyone is invited.
Golden Gate Golf Course Townhall Meeting

MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019 6:30 PM
4701 Golden Gate Parkway
Come share your thoughts about trying to preserve this course
under county ownership. Ideas and opinions welcome.
There are No Second Chances for an Opportunity like this.
Sponsored by Golden Gate Area Civic Association

Bayshore FGCU Donation For Research Center - BCC Agenda Item 10A

February 12, 2019

Affordable Housing Ordinance Changes - BCC Agenda Item 9A
February 12, 2019
Constitutional Amendments 2018

Community Housing Plan (CHP) Phase 3 Presentation Agenda

October 9, 2018

Commentary: Housing, Economic Diversity Matter to Millennials

By Jacob Winge, Director, East Naples Civic Association
Published in Naples Daily News on July 21, 2018

There’s been a lot of talk and little action during the reign of this current Collier County Commission. Every day we pay for another study and hire another team of consultants and then three or four months later we get an action plan to solve some issue and then totally reject it and go back to the cycle of hiring attorneys, consultants and planners.

One issue in particular is “affordable housing.” The term is only used by county leaders to skew the number of housing units in commission districts where the current county government and Habitat for Humanity organization either own land, want to buy land or have alternative sites (parks) available to turn to housing.

This doesn’t take into respect other sources of market housing that is affordable. In an East Naples Civic Association analysis of ZIP codes 34104, 34105, 34112, 34113 and 34114, it was determined that East Naples has more than 50 percent of dwellings valued at $250,000 or less as compared to the county. Spread throughout the county, there are at least 1,440 approved homes Habitat has built in East Naples not represented by the plan; it’s safe to surmise other commission district numbers have been swollen or suppressed to support staff’s recommendations, over the betterment of our community.

The focus is on building “affordable housing” in East Naples, particularly in the Bayshore arts district and along U.S. 41 East. Yet, the one thing that stands out is the lack of economic diversity. There are no jobs in these areas; storage units, a few small auto repair shops and some minor outlying retail areas. There are no hotels, no business complexes for new industry, just blighted, empty, old shopping centers decaying away along with the infrastructure in the area, beckoning for the return of Kelly Road and the impoverished, crime-riddled area surrounding it.

County leaders should focus on housing, but focus it where the jobs are, where people can have shorter commutes and not clog up arterial roads for 30- to 60-minute commutes on U.S. 41, Collier Boulevard, Pine Ridge Road and Airport-Pulling Road. We have some great business sectors in North Naples, with a job density ratio over twice that of similar areas in East Naples.

North Naples doesn’t have housing that’s affordable; neither does the city of Naples. This forces the majority of northbound traffic onto U.S. 41 and westbound traffic onto Pine Ridge Road throughout the day as many workers have shifts which create multiple work traffic times on these roads. If there was workforce housing in North Naples and Naples, we would see an immense shift in traffic problems.

Incentivizing the growth of mixed-income housing around activity centers should be encouraged only where the needs of economic diversity, infrastructure and commercial resources are met to support the increase in population.

Unfortunately for Collier citizens, young families and workers, commissioners have ganged up to keep a NIMBY mentality of keeping housing that is affordable out of certain districts and piling it up all in one area; 52 percent of it exists in East Naples, while the overwhelming majority of the jobs are located miles to the north.

For the sake of our infrastructure, county leaders must shift the focus of taxpayer dollars, particularly over $1 million of community redevelopment grants, away from multimillion-dollar nonprofits which only buy land and build low-income communities that teachers, firefighters, EMS and small business owners don’t qualify for, and instead use those funds to redevelop business and commerce zones in East Naples, build up a world-class Bayshore arts district and create an environment for economic diversity and, in time, housing that is affordable for those workers.

Winge is a member of the board of directors of the East Naples Civic Association.

Habitat for Humanity Neighborhood Information Meeting (NIM)

June 4, 2018 5:30pm at First Haitian Baptist Church 

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Affordable Housing Presentation BCC Meeting
April 10, 2018

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Letter to County Commissioners on Affordable Housing at Manatee Park
March 2018
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Affordable Housing Units Map & Chart of Units
March 2018
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US-41 Corridor Study Results Presentation
February 2018
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