Proposed Florida RV Park Spurs Mixed Feelings

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May 9, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

Cape Coral, on Florida's Gulf coast, could be home to a new RV resort park. The park would go in North Cape Coral, just off Burnt Store Road.

The idea is in the beginning stages, but some are already worried about the park's impact, WZVN-TV, Fort Myers, reported.

Councilman Kevin McGrail calls it an upscale RV resort.

"When I say upscale, I'm not talking a campground. Even trailers, they may not even allow trailers. Their goal is to bring in motor coaches," he says.

The resort would be built around a lake, just south of the Charlotte County line, and less than a quarter mile from Charles Campbell's home.

"I'm not real fond of that idea," he says.

There are other issues with developing the lake into an RV park. For one, the city's zoning and codes won't allow it.

"Since this would be the very first RV resort in the city, we need to craft this where it's not just open to campgrounds," McGrail says.

The plans are preliminary. The city won't even release the name of the developer who wants to build it.

But as word trickles out to the few neighbors nearby, the feelings are mixed.

"I have no problem with an RV park. This city is always complaining they don't have money. It would be more tax base," says nearby resident William Bachelor.

Residents can hear more about the plans at a town hall meeting on May 19.

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