A Fort Myers Beach resident has dropped her lawsuit against the town council for approving a new Margaritaville Resort that will transform the area. The announcement comes after three years of proposals and planning, including many code deviations and zoning changes. Many Fort Myers Beach residents say the news is welcoming despite ongoing concerns with traffic and parking along Estero Blvd. Some businesses on Fort Myers Beach are moving or closing completely to make way for Margaritaville. They now have until January 5, 2020, to do so.
DeAngelis Diamond has been hired as the general contractor to build the Margaritaville Resort on Fort Myers Beach. This resort has been designed by Ramaker & Associates, Inc. and will be owned and operated by TPI Hospitality. It will consist of 254 rooms, two beachside restaurants, a beach club, a 22,000 sq.ft. terrace restaurant and a coffee shop located on a new pedestrian bridge over Estero Blvd. Construction on the Beach Resort is scheduled to begin in December, with completion expected by 2021.