Immokalee Area Master Plan to be updated

The Immokalee Area Master Plan has undergone significant restudy in the past few years. The Community Redevelopment Agency led the effort to gain input from stakeholders, residents and businesses, which ultimately established a vision for the future of Immokalee. The current restudy effort will begin with their proposed vision, and through public workshops and updated data and analysis, determine if any further changes will improve the Immokalee Area Master Plan.

The Collier County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) has initiated a series of evaluations (called restudies) of several areas in eastern Collier County including Immokalee. The purpose of the study for Immokalee is to evaluate and update the Immokalee Area Master Plan (IAMP). Public Participation and input is important to the restudy process. Several public workshops have been scheduled throughout Immokalee to provide broad access for public participation.

February 15, 2018 – Introduction to the Area Master Plan and public input
Morning meeting 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
CareerSource 750 South 5th Street, Immokalee
Evening Meeting 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Revelation Church (Inside the Jubilation community) 1170 Harvest Drive, Immokalee

February 20, 2018 – Introduction to the Area Master Plan and public input
Morning meeting 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Redlands Christian Migrant Association Charter School 123 North 4th Street, Immokalee
Evening meeting 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Immokalee Community Park 321 North 1st Street, Immokalee

March 28, 2018 – Review of Recommendations
Morning meeting 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
CareerSource 750 South 5th Street, Immokalee

March 29, 2018 – Review of Recommendations
Evening meeting 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Immokalee Community park
321 North 1st Street, Immokalee

During the coming year there will be various opportunities to provide your opinion and share information on the IAMP including advertised public meetings, digital forums and website information. All interested parties are invited to visit www.colliergov.net/GMPrestudies frequently to see the background materials, current planning efforts and areas for direct public input so that county planners may research and gather the issues and concerns important for all stakeholders. To request updates or to provide comments, please email IAMPrestudy@colliercountyfl.gov.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or other reasonable accommodations to participate in these proceedings, should contact the Collier County Facilities Management Division, 3335 Tamiami Trail E. Naples, FL 34112 or at (239) 252-8380 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before each of the scheduled events. Such reasonable accommodations will be provided at no cost to the individual.
For more information, contact Anita Jenkins at (239) 252-8288

“It’s important for residents and business owners of Immokalee to come see the work that the CRA has done and provide input if they think other improvements can be made” said Danny Gonzalez, President of the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce.

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