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Central Fort Myers TIF District

The Central Fort Myers redevelopment district was created in 1990 to eliminate blight and to assemble land to construct the Red Sox spring training stadium, City of Palms Park. A significant amount of the stadium's land assembly was completed a short time later. Since the stadium and surrounding grass parking lots, adjacent State of Florida Regional Service Center parking garage, Skatium and Skate (board) Park are publicly owned and not on the tax rolls, this district did not generate tax increment revenue for most of its life. The City of Fort Myers is currently marketing the City of Palms Park for other uses, including but not limited to fantasy camps, tournaments, and Little League World Series.

Fort Myers' Midtown area is the focus of a new plan to become a mixed-use office/residential/commercial community with convenient and safe pedestrian, bicycle, and public transit to adjacent areas including the downtown River District. A 275-acre section of the southern Downtown district and all of the Central Ford Myers district, Midtown's significance was brought to light by Mayor Randall P. Henderson, Jr., at the Mayor's Institute on City Design in June 2015. In July, a public information workshop kicking off the Midtown Plan was led by the City and CRA. Area goals include creating an exciting yet realistic vision to stimulate & attract private investment; supplying tools like zoning, permitting, and development incentives to foster new development; providing roads, water, sewers & stormwater drainage to accommodate new growth; and insuring that Midtown supports Downtown and doesn't replace it.


  • MIDTOWN
    NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN

    Plan for commerce, recreation, and housing south of downtown core

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  • CENTRAL FORT MYERS
    CITY OF PALMS PARK

    World-Class Spring Training and/or Multi-Use Facility

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  • 2277 GRAND AVENUE
    SKATE PARK

    Skateboarding, Rollerblading, BMX

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    • POPULAR ATTRACTION
      FORT MYERS SKATIUM

      Ice Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Fitness, Basketball, Leagues

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