Since February, a company called REDD, Inc., DBA Town Lighting Engineers, has been under contract with the Town to consider street lighting options for Estero Boulevard that are safety and wildlife-friendly. Town Lighting Engineers have collected feedback from stakeholders and advisory committees in addition to reviewing possible lighting solutions. A report with options for solutions was presented to Town Council in September.
From the report's executive summary:
"It is the goal of this report to provide information to help Council arrive at a preference for light color (amber, white, or both), and system ownership (utility program, Town-owned, or a combination of both) so the design process can begin. The uniqueness of the Town of Fort Myers Beach cannot be overstated. The island features protected natural areas near busy commercial zones with heavy tourist traffic. The stewardship of Estero Island includes duty both to the environment and to the residents and visitors of Fort Myers Beach. This mix of tourism and protected natural areas presents the opportunity to provide a unique solution, or rather, two solutions. One size does not fit all."
Learn more about the Estero Boulevard Lighting Project and other Projects Around Town.