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April 6, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Lee County Community Development March 2018 permit report

During March, contractors pulled 151 permits to build single-family houses collectively valued at about $35.8 million in unincorporated Lee County. That compares to 126 permits issued in February 2018 and 112 issued in March 2017, according to the Lee County Department of Community Development.

Also during March, six multi-family units valued at about $614,000 were permitted, compared to 40 units in February 2018 and 48 units in March 2017.

General commercial activity was valued at about $13.9 million for 19 permits, compared to about $28.8 million in February 2018 and about $4.2 million in March 2017.

Lee County Community Development issued 5,773 permits of all kinds in March.

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

Frey & Son Homes reveals plans for new Cape Coral spec home

Frey & Son Homes recently announced the plans for its newest project in Cape Coral. This project will join the long list of homes builders have started in Southwest Florida in recent years.

Located at 5723 Yardarm Court in Cape Harbor, the home will encompass 4,093 square feet under air and 5,588 in total covered square footage. This custom two-story "Dominica" model home will feature expansive views of the marina, and custom contemporary finishes. More key features will include a three-car garage with two entry points, large windows, a dock that leads into the marina and a loft.

The second floor will have two bedrooms and a second-floor family roof all accessed by an elevator. The custom pool will feature a spa, free form-pool, covered lanai, and a fantastic waterfront view. An outdoor kitchen will be paired with the pool; a high-end grill, sink and outdoor kitchen appliances will create the perfect outdoor oasis for entertaining and relaxation.

Founded in 1972 by Doris and Bill Frey, Sanibel Homes was launched on Sanibel Island. Joined by son Barry in 1985, Frey & Son Homes was born, and since then, the team has been building homes for clients all over Southwest Florida, from Marco Island to Cape Coral.

To learn more about Frey & Son Homes, call 239-495-8200, email, or visit us online at

Century 21 Sunbelt Realty Sales Team recognized

Barbara Watt, broker/owner of Century 21 Sunbelt Realty, has announced that Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized its Darda Group sales team with the Grand Centurion Team award following 2017 sales totals. The 7-member team consists of Michael Darda, Andrew Darda, Maria Suarez, Linda Domke, Ben Puglisi, Doreen Carbone-Ronca, Maria Vasconez, along with dedicated support staff.

The Grand Centurion Team award is presented to those independent Century 21 franchise sales teams that earn $1.11 million in sales production or 318 closed transaction sides within a calendar year.

As a team, the Darda Group prospects daily for buyers and sellers. It also maintains ongoing contact with clients to make sure they remain in a strong market position and move toward achieving their real estate goals

Century 21 Sunbelt Realty is a full-service brokerage located at 725 Cape Coral Parkway, W., Cape Coral, FL 33914, specializing in residential fine home and estate properties.

Century 21 Sunbelt Realty is an independently owned and operated franchise affiliate of Century 21 Real Estate LLC (, franchisor of the iconic Century 21 brand. Century 21 Real Estate LLC is comprised of approximately 7,450 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 79 countries and territories worldwide with more than 115,000 independent sales professionals. Century 21 Real Estate has numerous websites to help answer specific consumer needs. They are,,, century21,, century, and

Scrabis, English to speak at REIS meeting

Initiatives to encourage infill development and redevelopment in Fort Myers will be explained by Leigh Scrabis, executive director of the Fort Myers Community Redevelop-ment Agency, and Katherine English, partner at Pavese Law Firm, at the Real Estate Investment Society's April 10 luncheon meeting.

The Fort Myers CRA oversees 14 redevelopment districts and is guiding new land use plans and development codes for the River District, adjacent Midtown Area and MLK Corridor. Scrabis and English will also explain how the CRA worked with the city on a stormwater retrofit project at the city's golf course, building additional water treatment volume into the existing system and creating a stormwater mitigation bank that developers could use instead of building onsite treatment systems.

Scrabis has been with the Fort Myers CRA since 2004 and executive director since 2016.

English joined Pavese Law Firm in 1994 and has been a partner since 2000. Her practice concentrates on agriculture, environmental and land use law, with an emphasis on protecting entitlements for larger properties.

The meeting will begin promptly at 11:45 a.m.,April 10th in the Osprey Room at Pelican Preserve's Clubhouse, on Treeline Avenue at Colonial Boulevard, one mile east of I-75, exit 136, in Fort Myers. Admission is $30 for members and $40 for guests, which includes lunch.

Reservations are required by Thursday, April 5, and may be made by visiting the REIS website at



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