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The South Cape does not need to ‘go vertical’

By Staff | Apr 22, 2021

To the editor:

“We are basically creating a downtown and going vertical” — Ricardo Noguera, Cape Coral Economic Development Manager

This statement was made in the April 9, 2021 edition of the Cape Coral Breeze in regard to one of two new developments proposed on vacant land, both located on Cape Coral Parkway. The total number of apartment units in both developments is 599. These proposals were also approved by the CRA, the Community Redevelopment Agency.

I totally disagree with Mr. Noguera’s statement regarding creating a vertical downtown area. We have a nice, quaint downtown. Why does he think that going vertical is a good idea? We do not need to pile residents on top of each other in the South Cape. We do not need a vertical downtown like Fort Myers.

A vertical downtown means a larger infrastructure to support it: larger water mains, bigger sewers and treatment plants, and more electrical power needs. We need to keep Cape Coral a low profile and less dense community.

Ken Kendrick

Cape Coral