Boat ramp in River District could soon shut down

Posted at 6:34 PM, Jan 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 08:15:16-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Local watchdogs are keeping an eye on talk of closing a popular boat ramp in downtown Fort Myers.

They've sent postcards warning boaters and other taxpayers to keep a close eye on what the city does with the boat ramp on Edwards Drive.

The city says its a very real possibility the boat ramp could be shut down, at least temporarily, for about a year.  During that time it would be used as a staging ground to build a new hotel.

But city leaders insist that they would not permanently shut down the boat ramp until a new one in a better location is built.