CAPE CORAL, Fla. - WINK News is learning Cape Coral's construction industry, and overall economy is heading in an upward direction. A subdivision could be under construction in the southwest section of the city in the next couple of months.
The vacant lot would transform into "Eagle's Landing," a brand new subdivision, along SW 44th Terrace, and SW 18th Place. Plans call for 14 up-scale homes, park in the center, and its own homeowners association.
"I think it's going to be a little rough with the construction, you know, dust and stuff like that, other than that its an improvement. There's a lot of empty lots and whatnot through Cape Coral," said neighbor JR Wilson.
This new site is one of many caught in the up-swing of the city's development.
This year alone, WINK News discovered there's been more than $31 million worth of new residential construction
"It all starts with rooftops. Residential drives commercial. Commercial drives professional and industrial. So as rooftops start popping up again, and they are, all over the city? It's going to drive the commercial," said BJM Consulting Inc. President Joe Mazurkiewicz.
The fate of the property is now in the hands of city council. An official vote on that is expected May 5th.
"We moved here because of the eagle's nest but that's long gone now, and we have to get used to the houses that they're going to build. We don't really have anything against it," said neighbor Marianne Kurzmann.
If council approves, development will start right away. Some of the homes inside of it have already sold.