Published: Dec 16, 2013 10:12 PM EST
Updated: Dec 17, 2013 2:22 PM EST

CAPE CORAL, FL.--A controversial project in Cape Coral will move forward.

Council members approved a plan to bring a world-class canoe and kayak club to the cape.
 
It would be right off Pine Island Road and Santa Barbara-- near Sun Splash Water Park.

"I have been here for 20 something years," said Pat Minium.

Minium isn't happy about a new neighbor that will soon move in.

"I don't think it is right for them to come in and infringe on our privacy and our peace and quiet," he said.

Monday night, Cape Coral council approved the South Florida Canoe Kayak Club to lease city owned property. The club wants to build a 400-bed training facility for all kinds of water sports to attract olympic hopefulls from across the country.

"During its planned 3-4 month training season, an estimates economic impact of more than 5 million dollars in just 120 days," said Trish Laster  with the Council for Progress.

The Canoe Kayak Club will pay the city $10 a year for to lease the property.

"There is so much positive here this is just the kind of project we want tro see to come to Cape Coral," said Merri Beth VanDlymen who is the Shamrock Lakes Homeowners Association Presisdent.

But not everyone is on board. Many who live in the area think it will ruin their peace and quiet.

They believe the mix of motor boats with conoes and kayaks is just a bad idea.

"They get dunked by the wakes, they get hit by boats, there is just no way you are going to get around it, its going to happen," said one resident.

Club leaders say most of the training will only go from January to April... and won't over-crowd the water.

"We are absilutley going to work with the community to make sure we arent competing on cape water," said Ian Mack with the Canoe Kayak Club.

The club can only train from sunrise to sunset. Both parties can break the lease at any time, but have to give a 30 day notice.