Vacation resort coming Burnt Store Rd in Cape Coral

Published: August 18, 2022 5:07 PM EDT
Updated: August 19, 2022 2:58 PM EDT

The proposed development of the Lake Shadroe vacation resort is coming to Cape Coral.

The resort would be at 218 Burnt Store Road, next to the Burnt Store Tavern boat ramp.

If approved here is what the community should expect.

White Stone Development wants to build the Lake Shadroe resort that will be four stories high with 48 units and a lot of amenities.

A stark contrast to what Richard Perino saw when he first moved to Cape Coral 15 years ago.

“There wasn’t a supermarket. Wasn’t anything around here. They just keep adding on and adding on,” Perino said.

The plan is to put the resort off Burnt Store Road next to the boat ramp.

It’s tough to navigate Burnt Store Road with all the construction and that was the first thing to come to Steve Ruth’s mind when he heard about the plans.

“How’s it going to be handled? I mean every light is packed. You wait for turn lanes and you don’t even make it through three times,” Ruth said.

The growth in that area of Cape Coral is attractive to Paul Trchka. He’s one of the owners of the Burnt Store Tavern, located just down the street from the proposed site.

“The southwest is always the place to be. I think we’re going to be in that place after a while,” Trchka said.

Perino hopes this attraction can attract more businesses to the area.

“Place is building up. Can’t stop progress right? No,” Perino said.

Gabriela Rosales, Manager of El Toro Mexican Bar and Grill said, “I was here in 2004 and it’s dead. Now it’s just insane.”

Rosales is amazed at the growth she’s seen in the city. She believes her restaurant could cash in with a resort right down the street.

“We’re going to enjoy that time. We know that we’re going to be busy. We’re going to be slammed,” Rosales said.

But Ruth hopes the city pumps the brakes on the idea.

“It’s growing too fast,” Ruth said.

Ruth is concerned that the area’s rapid growth will create more traffic and congestion.

The plans for the resort include a private beach, a marina, shopping, and dining. If approved, the resort is scheduled to be completed and open by 2025.