Community Gardens can provide nutrition, physical activity, community engagement, safety and economic vitality for a neighborhood and its residents.
The CRA, Botanical Gardens and Naples Hatian Church is partnering to start up a communmity garden on church property located on 5085 Bayshore Drive. We want to thank Mr. Jeff Curl, ASLA CLARB, President of eMERGE design LLC for voluteering is design services. If you are a local resident and interested in being a part of this program we want to hear from you.
For more information call Ekna Guevara at 643-1115 .
The CRA office houses three agencies: The Bayshore Gateway Triangle Community Redevelopment Agency, the Bayshore Beautification Municipal Service Taxing Unit and the Haldeman Creek Municipal Service Taxing Unit. Until now, all three agencies have been represented by a separate logo. As we move forward, we have seen that each agency has their own mission, but are working towards similar goals with the same staff in the same offiice. We needed a way to represent the office collectively. You’ve already seen the logo along Bayshore Drive in the Beautification MSTU area, in various colors. The new logo that will reprensent all three agencies is shown below:
The CRA wants to welcome its newest Advisory Board Members, Mr. Michael Corradi and Mr. Shane Shadis.
Michael Corradi is a Davis Boulevard (SR84) business owner. Michael is the owner of C.C. & E. Investments LLC., and holds a Bachelors of Science in Productions Operations and Purchasing . Michael has 20 years experience doing business in Collier County and is versed in Comprehensive Land Rezoning, Zoning Entitlements, Commercial Development and Leasing.
Shane Shadis will serve as an At Large Member for the Bayshore area. Shane is locally educated and holds a Degree in Science and Business from Hodges University. Shane has lived in Collier County for 15 years and moved into redevelopment area 3 years ago. Shane has a strong desire to devote his time to the community.
The residential portion of the Gatway Triangle Area experienced a stormwater drainage construction project. Swales, culverts, driveway aprons and pavement were renovated. Final completion was reached February 13, 2013. The picture above shows custom handrails that were installed in the right-of-way on Shadowlawn Drive, just prior to final completion. The project construction was funded by a Disaster Recovery Initiative Grant, and the design and inspection services were paid for by the Gateway Triangle Community Redevelopment Agency.
If you live or own property along Haldeman Creek and are interested in getting involved, we have two open seats on the Haldeman Creek Municipal Service Taxing Unit Advisory Board. The AB meets once per month, though not usually every month, on the first Thursday of the month at 4pm at the CRA office, 4069 Bayshore Drive. If you are intereted, fill out the online application.
Questions? Contact Ashley Caserta at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the CRA office by phone at 239-643-1115.