NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Some homeowners at the Moody River Estates development in North Fort Myers are asking, where is the large, waterfront park they were promised when they bought their places? They may have to go back to court to get the park.
"We have been fighting for this since 2008 - six years. I have been carrying this flag for those years and it is getting heavy," saiys Mike Geml, a leader of the homeowners who want a park wtih two large boat launches.
Geml says: previous developers promised that amenity when people bought homes at Moody River.
The park was supposed to have restroom facilities, two large launches, picnic tables, and parking for boat trailers. The lot where the park was supposed to be built, sits empty and overgrown.
The owners do have access to a narrow boat launch, with access to the Caloosahatchee river, but there are no facilities or parking at that space. Owners believe, the value of their properties would be greatly enhanced, if the large waterfront park were built. It would have access to the Caloosahatchee river.
Moody River homeowners raised 63-thousand dollars to fight for a park in court, and they won a favorable ruling in 2011. Still, no park.
Geml says they may have to return to court to get the park.
A major problem is that the previous developers have sold and moved on. The current home-seller, D R Horton Company, did not return repeated calls for comment on the park issue.
Geml says people occupy about 475 homes in Moody River estates, with roughly another 400 still to be sold.