|Published:||Aug 13, 2012 5:13 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 13, 2012 5:42 PM EDT|
CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Engineers in charge of building a ritzy RV resort are bringing their plans before Cape Coral's City Council.
The Resort at Burnt Store Lake would be located near the intersection of Burnt Store Road and Durden Parkway.
A piece of property in the north Cape could turn into a fancy RV resort, complete with lodges, a wedding pavilion, swimming pools, beaches and villas.
"It's a brand new concept for Cape Coral brings the tourist industry here," said Cliff Repperger, with Avalon Engineering.
Avalon Engineering is in charge of the project. The Resort at Burnt Store Lake would offer 100 spaces for cottages and another 200 for Class A motorcoaches.
"Some of those RVs and motorcoaches are extremely expensive and that's what they're shooting for the upper-class market," said Repperger.
Visitors would walk through the old Florida-themed clubhouse and will only be allowed to stay for a certain period of time.
Avalon Engineering's president says this project will give the city and Lee County a boost.
"They'll be probably 300 jobs to do the actual construction, then be down to 30 to 40 permanent employees," said Avalon Engineering's President Thomas Giles.
Residents have mixed feelings about the project.
"I think is a good thing just to make this area a little bit more habitable, I guess," said Jeff Sutton.
"That may be a positive, but as far as the values of the home, I'd question that" said Bob Ruggles.
But before anything is done changes need to be made to Cape Coral's land use regulations.
Avalon Engineering says the city needs to revise some ordinances to accommodate a motorcoach resort.
If this project becomes a reality, construction could begin in nine months. It could take four years to be completely finished.
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