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Elements of Urbanism: Fort Myers
« on: October 04, 2012, 03:01:32 AM »
Elements of Urbanism: Fort Myers



Metro Jacksonville takes a trip to Southwest Florida and visits a community that has recently heavily invested in the visual appeal of its downtown: Fort Myers

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http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2012-oct-elements-of-urbanism-fort-myers

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Fort Myers
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2012, 09:45:47 AM »
Really great stuff Ennis.

I was born and raised in Fort Myers, and it's both incredible and inspiring to see how vibrant the city's downtown has become as of late.

Maybe it's just hometown bias, but Fort Myers is a really cool little city.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Fort Myers
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2012, 10:00:00 AM »
Yes it does look like a cool little city, not many people out must have been a weekend or off hours. Nice clean streets and landscaping.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Fort Myers
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2012, 11:14:04 AM »
Ennis, it would be interesting to include local sports franchises in the Tale of the Tape as well.

Both the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins spring train in Fort Myers, which is huge for the city.

The Red Sox recently moved into a new stadium (a mini-replica Fenway Park, complete with seating atop the Green Monster), and their former stadium adjacent to downtown Fort Myers may soon be filled by the Washington Nationals.

The Florida Everblades ECHL hockey team also plays in the city. The Everblades are the only minor league sports franchise that I've ever seen where, for years, every game was sold out and tickets would routinely go for double face value outside the arena. Would love to see a team like this in Jacksonville.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Fort Myers
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2012, 11:41:18 AM »
...not many people out must have been a weekend or off hours.

Lake's photo essays are almost always devoid of people.  I think he doesn't want us to see what people actually on the streets looks like since it's something we see so rarely in our own downtown.   ;D

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Fort Myers
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2012, 12:23:47 PM »
Lol. I took these shots on a Wednesday around 11am on my way to Naples last month. I was there for an hour. The Naples and Sarasota pics will have a human presence in them.
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Fort Myers
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2012, 12:48:36 PM »
My home before Jacksonville!  Some of these photos make me nostalgic while others feature places that must be newer since I've never seen them.  I agree, Ken FSU, there's not a whole lot to do yet there's something about it that makes it a cool little city.

Thanks for sharing, lakelander!

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Fort Myers
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2012, 03:04:10 PM »
...not many people out must have been a weekend or off hours.

Lake's photo essays are almost always devoid of people.  I think he doesn't want us to see what people actually on the streets looks like since it's something we see so rarely in our own downtown.   ;D

I heard they dress atrociously, though  :o

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Fort Myers
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2012, 03:12:05 PM »
They use Royal Palms like we use Medjool Palms!