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GPICA sends letter to county over 7-Eleven plan concerns

March 13, 2019
By ED FRANKS ( , Pine Island Eagle

The Greater Pine Island Civic Association held its monthly meeting last Tuesday night. The scheduled speaker cancelled and the meeting was short. Only a dozen people attended.

The GPICA sent a letter to the director of Lee County Department of Community Development with concerns about the new 7-Eleven on Pine Island Road. According to GPICA, the original project proposal made to GPICA included a convenience store and fuel pumps on a single tract of land.

When it was presented to the Hearing Examiner, the plans added a 15,000-foot office/retail building on a second lot.

The GPICA requested input from the Hearing Examiner's office "as to how we can insure transparency on proposed development projects going forward."

The board also requested input on a draft version of the charter for the incorporation of Pine Island. The charter is available for download from the GPICA website:

The purpose of the GPICA shall be civic in nature, so as to unite, in common cause, the residents and organizations of Greater Pine Island in a continuing effort to preserve and maintain a desirable livable community.

GPICA meetings are held at the Pine Island Elks club on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.



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