The Lee Board of County Commissioners today approved a $75,000 grant application as part of the North Fort Myers Revitalization Incentives program for a new façade project for Merchants Crossing shopping center in North Fort Myers.
The owner of the center RD Management LLC, plans a $300,000 capital investment in the façade at center, 15201 North Cleveland Ave., to:
- Accent new entry elements, to create visual interest in the tenant spaces.
- Enhancing and creating visual interest in the overall center by incorporating the coastal “Key West” exterior color palette.
- Adjust parapets to create a more varied roofline and better proportions for the building.
The work on the façade is expected to begin before the end of 2018.
The Lee Board of County Commissioners approved the North Fort Myers Revitalization Incentives program earlier this year. This is the first submitted grant application. The program is intended to encourage private sector investment in sites and buildings that will encourage business retention, attraction, and expansion. The work must be completed and verified by the County before the funds are awarded.