The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers has been awarded $2 million in funding to support a major revitalization project within the greater Dunbar community. State Sen. Jonathan Martin and state Rep. Jenna Persons-Mulicka presented the check to the Housing Authority last week at its office in Fort Myers. The Greater Dunbar Initiative is a comprehensive transformation plan for the large-scale revitalization of the 37-acre, 199-unit Southward Village into a mixed-income community, which improves existing affordable housing units for residents while expanding choices, creating market-rate amenities and adding new mixed-income housing to create a resilient and healthy neighborhood moving forward. The initiative aims to tie together market preferences, resident needs and community reinvestment to transform the community into an equitable, desirable and proud neighborhood that meets the needs of all residents.
The largest subdivision, Tucker’s Cove, consists of 659 single-family lots and 44 tracts on 723.41 acres.Read more