Developer Paul Hardy announced that Lee County has approved a zoning amendment for the Estates of Entrada, a 292-acre development in North Fort Myers in Florida, reports Naples Daily News.
The original zoning allowed for up to 1,600 single-family, multifamily and town houses, and 170,000 square feet of retail and office space. The amended zoning approval now allows for the construction of assisted living, continuing care and independent living accommodations on four of the property’s seven building parcels.
As now approved the Estates of Entrada might someday be the largest facility of its kind in the state of Florida.The Estates of Entrada is near the intersection of Del Prado Boulevard to the northwest and U.S. 41 to the east. It is within three miles of the new 220,000-square-foot Lee County VA Healthcare Center and less than a mile from the new Publix on U.S. 41.
Adjacent on its north border is Villages of Entrada, a 721-lot, single-family subdivision, and the 40,000-square-foot Entrada Plaza, which are also controlled by Hardy.Hardy believes we will see a trend toward larger retirement communities where seniors are offered a wide variety of lifestyles ranging from single-family homes, villas, town homes and eventually assisted living accommodations.