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September 8, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Lee County Community Development issues August permit report

During August, contractors pulled 178 permits to build single-family houses collectively valued at about $35.7 million in unincorporated Lee County. That compares to 105 permits issued in July 2017 and 111 issued in August 2016, according to the Lee County Department of Community Development.

Also during August, 40 multi-family units valued at about $5 million were permitted, compared to 155 units in July 2017 and 52 units in August 2016.

General commercial activity was valued at about $10.3 million for 27 permits, compared to about $10.6 million in July 2017 and about $18.8 million in August 2016.

Lee County Community Development issued 4,869 permits of all kinds in August.

Lee County Community Development oversees planning, zoning, development and building services, environmental review, building inspection, and code enforcement for the unincorporated areas of Lee County.

To learn more about the department and its services, visit

Vantage Construction Services selected by Chico's for repairs,

Vantage Construction Services, LLC, a commercial general contractor, has been selected by Chico's to manage repairs and upgrades to its Child Care Center. The center, located at 11235 Metro Parkway, sustained damage when a private plane struck the building in late June.

The project plans call for repairs and renovations to the 10,000-square-foot facility including structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and interior finishes.

Trent Swartz, Vantage Construction Services project manager, will oversee the construction which is projected to be completed by late fall. Vantage Construction Services, LLC, is a client-focused construction company providing consulting, pre-construction, general contracting, construction management and design-build services for all facets of the commercial construction industry. Vantage is innovative, environmentally conscious, and focused on clear and consistent communication throughout its projects.

Chico's FAS, Inc., through its retail brands Chico's, White House Black Market, and Soma Intimates, is a leading women's omni-channel specialty retailer of private branded, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories and other non-clothing items. Under the Chico's, White House Black Market, and Soma Intimates names, the company employs nearly 23,000 retail associates, and operates over 1,550 boutiques and retail outlets throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as an online presence for each of our brands.



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