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Fort Myers reaches settlement in building a park

Posted at 8:43 PM, Oct 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-13 20:43:29-04

Fort Myers reached a settlement in its dispute over a downtown property where a new hotel is being built. 

The family that deeded the property to the city said that the paperwork specified a public park is being built. Instead, the city is building the “Luminary Hotel”. 

On Thursday, the city agreed to transfer the park purposes deed to build a public park on an island called “Legacy Island Park”

Fort Myers has committed to a three-year timeline to create the park.