Lee Commissioners award design contracts for the Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier and Lynn Hall Memorial Park

Lee County Commissioners have taken a significant step towards the restoration of Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier and Lynn Hall Memorial Park, both devastated by Hurricane Ian in 2022. In a recent decision, the Commissioners awarded design contracts for these projects, signaling progress in the community’s recovery efforts.

The contracts, secured through a competitive process, will be funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund. Commissioner Ray Sandelli, representing District 3, expressed gratitude for the community’s engagement and input in the restoration process, highlighting the collaborative approach between the community, Town leadership, and County.

Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. has been awarded a $1.17 million contract to design the replacement of the Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier. Situated on the west end of Estero Island, adjacent to Lynn Hall Memorial Park, the pier holds significance for locals, tourists, and anglers alike. The project aims to preserve the historical integrity of the original pier while adhering to new permitting and regulatory requirements. Completion of the design phase is expected to take approximately 18 months, after which a construction contract will be awarded by the Board.

Lynn Hall Memorial Park

The $579,800 contract to design Lynn Hall Memorial Park, including restrooms, was awarded to DRMP, Inc.

This design contract will include the survey, design, permitting, engineering and construction-related services for the reestablishment of and improvements to Lynn Hall Memorial Park, a county park on Estero Boulevard.

Lynn Hall Memorial Park is a five-acre public park located at the center of Fort Myers Beach, next to Times Square. It was established in the early 1950s. The site consisted of restrooms, four boardwalks, an informational kiosk, two large picnic shelters with grills, public parking, landscaping, lighting and signage. The park was destroyed by Hurricane Ian, and as a result, the boardwalks, restroom and picnic shelter have been demolished. This project will reconstruct the existing park to pre-hurricane conditions while addressing all new permitting requirements and mitigation efforts.

It will take about a year to complete the design, after which a construction contract will be awarded by the board.

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