Cape Coral plans to beautify city areas in 5-year landscaping project

The City of Cape Coral wants to improve the streets and clean up the roads by transforming empty grass with flowers and trees.

The City is in the middle of its five-year median landscaping project.

Along Rose Garden Road is the gateway to Rotary Park as well as the The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village. Many visitors drive through there every day, so making the stretch of road attractive is a priority.

Rose Garden Rd. is accompanied by lots of medians separating traffic. Some say there is not much to look at during a drive down that stretch, and the City plans to change that.

Cape Coral is calling its plan the “Median Landscaping Improvement Project,” a five-year to improve medians on Cape Coral’s roads.

“I think certain areas would actually it would improve the neighborhood,” Michael Damiano said. “I have to admit Cape Coral’s doing a wonderful job at keeping things nice.”

Damiano has lived in Cape Coral for almost a decade. He believes adding more landscaping in the area will help attract people to the city.

“More people come by, look at the neighborhood and see how nice it is,” Damiano said. “It’ll bring some new people and so in the long run.”

Eva Xioutas makes the trip across the bridge from Fort Myers to visit Cape Coral’s parks

“I think it’s a really good idea,” Xioutas said. “My friend and I would love coming here, and having some more nature and beautiful things to look out will just be super fun and make our experience more enjoyable.”

Cape Coral has budgeted more than $300,000 each year of the project to improve medians around the city.

During Tuesday’ Cape Coral’s transportation meeting, City leaders will talk about design plans for Rose Garden Rd. as well as Chiquita Boulevard.

Reporter:Brea Hollingsworth
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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