Aug. 22, 2009

Downtown Bonita Springs Florida | Things To Do

Riverside Park

Calendar of Events | Bonita Springs Riverside Park


Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome the first guest post by Lori Nelson.

I know it’s been a long time since you have received an update about happenings in Downtown Bonita Springs, Florida.  So with season around the corner and a few events popping up, I wanted to take the opportunity to fill you in on what the City of Bonita Springs is working on in the Downtown area.


Downtown Bonita Springs, Florida

City Council has pledged it’s commitment to creating a true Downtown in Bonita Springs, voting to concentrate its efforts on the Downtown Bonita Springs Redevelopment and instructing staff to make this project a priority. 

  • A new Land Development Code for the area is being prepared which includes incentives and relaxed building requirements.  
  • The Local Planning Agency (LPA) and City Staff were instructed to proceed with a Comprehensive Plan Amendment that will allow the City block just east of Felts and Center Street from south of Terry Street to north of Dean street to be rezoned to allow light retail and office as well as residential.  This will create a buffer between the residential areas and the more intense uses that are proposed in the City Center west of Felts.

The City still needs your input.  Mark your calendar for Tuesday, September 1 at 9:00 a.m. - The LPA is meeting with the Zoning Board of Bonita Springs to discuss these proposals, and supporters of the redevelopment effort are encouraged to attend and show their support for the creation of a true Downtown in Bonita Springs.   Can’t make the meeting?  Email your comments to:

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Mark Your Calendars!



All of the following events are held in Riverside Park in Bonita Springs, Florida.  Stay tuned for more details …

Patriot’s Day - Friday, September 11, 9:00 am - Program hosted by the Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Bonita Springs.  Call 949-6262 for more information.
Riverfest – Friday and Saturday, October 23 & 24
Bonita Springs Concert Band – Sunday, October 25
Halloween in the Park – Saturday, October 31
Farmers Market – Every Wednesday beginning November 4
Fruit Tree Club Sale – Saturday, November 14
Taste of Bonita – Sunday , November 15
Bonita Springs Concert Band – Sunday November 22
Holiday in the Park – Tuesday evening, December 1
Bonita Springs Concert Band – Sunday, December 13
Movies in the Park – Saturday,  Jan 9th, Feb. 6th & March 6th

I hope everyone is having a great summer!

Lori Nelson

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