In 2008, the CRA purchased approximately 18 acres of property to develop a cultural arts destination in the community. In 2012, the CRA rezoned the property to the Cultural Arts Mixed Use Planned Unit Development (MPUD). Over the past 10 years the CRA has solicited interest from property developers to create a mixed use site. Based on input and direction received during the redevelopment plan update, the vision for the site shifted to park land while maintaining a cultural arts component. CRA staff is working with other Collier County departments to explore varies options to redevelop the site to include a connection to Sugden Park, Cultural Arts, and community park elements as directed by the Board of County Commissioners in April 2019. Over 750 people responded to the community survey that was taken in 2019. Please CLICK HERE to review the results of the survey.
The Request for proposals to hire a consultant from qualified and experienced planning, engineering or landscape architect firm to develop a master plan for the site and design and permit a boardwalk on a 17+/- acre parcel connecting the site to Sugden Regional Park has been advertised. The proposals are due on February 24, 2021.