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Council approves Future Land Use Map changes

In February, dozens of residents throughout Cape Coral came to City Council to express outrage over the proposed Future Land Use Map city staff had created.

Two months later, there was little dissent.

Cape Coral City Council on Monday unanimously approved the ordinance to amend the land use of multiple parcels totaling 1,817 acres.

The council made a couple of changes regarding property on Old Burnt Store Road that will become single-family and some property on Trafalgar Parkway near Santa Barbara Boulevard, which will become multi-family.

The map will be retransmitted to the state and regional agencies for review.

The ordinance becomes effective 60 days after council adoption if there is no challenge.

In other business, the developers of the proposed $130 million Village Square, Downtown Village Square, LLC, requested an extension to July 22, so the city can bring forth an amendment to approve the PDP and also issue the building permits for Phase 1.