Published: Jul 23, 2014 3:50 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Today was a "win" for some businesses downtown along Fowler Street. City Council approved the use of $40,000 toward redevelopment in the Gardner Park area. People investing in businesses along Fowler say they want the area to be more of a destination for shoppers and customers. The plans aren't solidified, but could include new signs, better street lighting and sidewalk improvements.