Below you will find information on some of the happenings at the Bayshore/Gateway Triangle Community Redevelopment area. For additional information on any of the What’s New Items, please contact our office at 239-643-1115, via e-mail or stop by and visit us at 3570 Bayshore Drive, Unit 102.
- Construction of a pedestrian pathway project has begun on Bayview Drive and construction of Lunar Street will follow.
- Sidewalks are under construction in the Gateway Triangle Area.
- The old Naples Steel building located at the corner of
U.S.41 and Pine Street has been demolished.
- The Pagoda on Bayshore received a new coat of paint.
- The CRA’s 17.89 acre site has been listed for sale in the MLS.
The importance of water safety for infants and children
The Bayshore Gateway Triangle Redevelopment Area has several public amenities and parks that include opportunities for children and adults to enjoy water-related activities. Additionally, there are many pools, lakes, ponds and water retention canals in the area that are attractive to children, especially as the warmer weather approaches over the coming months. Sadly, there was a toddler death at Sugden Park due to drowning in the summer of 2013. In an effort to avoid accidents like this tragedy in the future, the CRA wants to spread the word about an amazing opportunity available to us locally. Did you know that we have an Infant Swim Resourse (ISR) certified Master Instructor right here in our area? Fernanda Whitney teaches children ages 6 months to 6 years how to be safe in and around water. The lessons are held at Scuba Outfitters of Naples, located at 1949 Davis Boulevard, #2. More information is available on her website www.swimsafenaples.com. Several videos are available at the youtube link below. A new session is starting up soon so contact her to set up a time. Your son/daughter/grandchild will enjoy the classes and will be much more safe and confident around our waterways and pools.
Certified ISR Master Instructor
Staff is working hard to try for the grant money. The Bayshore CRA has been featured in the Naples Daily News. Check out the link:
We would like to thank FP&L for their hard work and for finally giving us light on Andrew Drive.
Historically, Karen Drive (a residential side street located near the Naples Botanical Garden off of South Bayshore) has experienced flooding, standing water and poor drainage during high rainfalls. The 2013 rainy season left the street under water for months, with water approaching homes and flooding yards and driveways. In September 2013, the CRA hired local engineering firm Grady Minor to prepare a drainage review ($6,250) that confirmed the conditions and made recommendations to eliminate or reduce the localized flooding. In a partnership with the Bayshore Gateway Triangle CRA, the Bayshore Beautification MSTU will fund the next step to alleviate flooding. They have contracted again with Grady Minor to design the recommended improvements, including storm piping and catch basins (design cost: $25,120). Additionally, the CRA/MSTU staff has applied for a Disaster Recovery Initiative grant through the Housing, Human and Veterans Services Department. The DRI funding comes from the Housing and Urban Development department of the federal government. The smount of the grant application to construct the improvements is $154,120. More information will be available in coming months.
We have a new owner! The building located next to “Cash for Gold” has sold and will be renovated soon. More specifics & updates to come……