Our motto, “New Direction ~ New Energy ~ New Life,” aptly describes the desired outcome of the CRA’s redevelopment efforts for each of our 14 redevelopment areas. We strive to help underserved and blighted areas within the City of Fort Myers to head in a “New Direction” guided by a redevelopment plan designed specifically to revitalize that particular area. The plan contains the vision for the future of the neighborhoods and commercial corridors within that specific area. “New Energy” is what we hope to create by involving the community in our planning and redevelopment efforts. As redevelopment goals are achieved, “New Life” will be expressed in the viable commercial and residential neighborhoods which result from the implementation of the plan.
Work with the community to administer successful Section 8 vouchers and project-based assisted housing programs. Work to change the face of public housing by transforming the most severely distressed public housing in Fort Myers from sources of urban blight to engines of urban renewal. Create paradigm shifts in public housing culture, values and behavior through establishing positive incentives for resident self-sufficiency. Provide comprehensive services that empower residents, while lessening concentrations of poverty, promoting mixed-income communities and assuring equal access to safe quality housing for low, very low and moderate-income families throughout the community.
The Midtown Vision Plan has been approved by the Fort Myers City Council. The plan provides a framework for developing land adjacent to downtown, allowing for infrastructure upgrades along with future residential and commercial uses.
City cleanup projects are underway! New mapping tools will track the progress of citywide efforts to prevent crime and help citizens comply with fire and safety regulations.
The City of Fort Myers has contracted with the University of South Florida to develop a cohesive strategy for urban design, regulatory revisions and long-range planning for Downtown.
The District is a model for others in the State and across the nation – from being home to the world’s first Microsoft Certified High School (Dunbar High School), a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (The Sanibel School) and one of the top International Baccalaureate (I.B.) high schools in the world (Fort Myers High School), we are preparing our students to compete in a high-skilled, global economy.
Schools in Lee County play a key role in community life. With approximately 12,000 full- and part-time employees, the District is one of the county’s largest employers, and with the District’s construction program, building new schools and renovating and expanding existing facilities, the District has been the area’s largest developer.
Tobler Construction, Inc. is a general contracting firm headquartered in Ft. Myers, Florida. Tobler Construction, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is a licensed Section 3 General Contractor in addition to a State Certified Minority Contractor. Our central personnel has provided over 40 years of collective construction management.
We have completed many impressive projects and are quickly becoming a leader in our industry. The success we have enjoyed is due in part to our quality delivery system. By utilizing this belief system, we have become successful in managing schedules, meeting deadlines and realizing cost savings for our clients.
We take pride in our personal attention to detail and close relationships with our clients. We would be honored to be considered for your future projects. We are in the business of building quality.
FAAHPN serves as an informational and technical assistance resource in response to a growing interest in preserving Florida’s African American culture, that of the African Diaspora and that of other related ethnically diverse historic resources globally.
The Florida Black Heritage Trail Guide is a publication produced by FAAHPN that details a microcosm of African American landmarks and legacies that exist in various locations throughout the state of Florida. Though much of Florida’s African American History has been lost, this publication demonstrates a growing interest in documenting and preserving all that remains.
For more than four decades, 100 Black Men chapters around the globe have touched the lives of more than 500,000 young people. Through the 100’s Four For The Future: Mentoring, Education, Health and Wellness and Economic Development programs, young people are given a competitive edge.
With a mission to improve the quality of life of our citizens and enhance educational opportunities for African- Americans, our members continue to serve as a strong force for overcoming cultural and financial obstacles, the achievements of African-American youth, emphasizing young African-American males.
As a part of the 100 Black Men of America’s “Four For The Future Initiative” Economic Development, Education, Health & Wellness and Mentoring, the South Florida Chapter is engaged in a targeted effort to provide holistic support for youth we serve.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is a multi-faceted law enforcement agency primarily responsible for law enforcement services in unincorporated Lee county, plus the City of Bonita Springs, the Village of Estero and the Town of Fort Myers Beach. Deputies have countywide jurisdiction and also provide secondary law enforcement services within the city limits of Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Sanibel.
Other responsibilities include the operation of Lee County’s correctional facilities and protection of its courtrooms. LCSO has approximately 1,600 sworn law enforcement personnel and civilian support staff to meet the needs of the county’s more than 700,000 residents.
4 Corners Creative Solutions is comprised of a distinguished community of marketing professionals, each possessing their own unique list of extraordinary gifts and talents. With our main office conveniently located in Fort Myers, FL, we are supporting clients throughout South Florida with a special concentration in both Lee and Collier counties. The company name “4 Corners” is symbolic, not only defining what we do, but also defining how we do it and who we are.