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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:28:

Walmart Superstore to open in Immokalee - maybe by Fall 2015

Walmart Superstore to open in Immokalee - maybe by Fall 2015 Officials of the Barron Collier Companies and Walmart confirmed April 11 what speculation has suggested for months: a Walmart will anchor the northern edge of Immokalee and could open as early as Autumn 2015.  The store will be a 150,000-square-foot SuperCenter with full service grocery and pharmacy. There is nothing in the current plan that suggests gasoline service will be available at the site, to be built on 25 acres at the northwest corner of Westclox Drive and State Road 29 across from the Isabel Collier Reid Medical Center campus. Walmart officials said the store will bring to Immokalee between 300 and 350 new jobs, part-time and full time and pay an average of $12.99 per hour. They also said benefits will be included in the pay package for both part-time and full ti


Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:47:

"Loop Road" route all but finally decided

"Loop Road" route all but finally decided When one day - still several years away - a road is built to carry heavy truck traffic away from Immokalee's downtown, it won't be too far away.  It's a very safe bet, at this point in the process, the so-called "loop road" truck route alternative, will connect State with Road 29 at the southwest corner of the Immokalee Regional Airport and again just north of New Market Road. The alternatives for the route have been significant reduced and the most likely route will take the truck route through the commercial portion of New Market Road, as a widened roadway, jutting to the northeast just south of the residential area of New Market Road. The roadway would parallel New Market to the northeast of the residential section connecting once again to S.R. 29 nort


Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:26:

Immokalee: a walkable community; safer cycling, walking

Immokalee: a walkable community; safer cycling, walking Making Immokalee a safer place for pedestrian and cyclists - as well as vehicles - is a goal of the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).  By the official count, 42 pedestrians or cyclists were hit by cars along Immokalee's Main Street or First Street between 2005 and 2012. Three of those victims died.  In an effort to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians in Immokalee, the CRA commissioned AIM Engineering to develop a crosswalk improvement study and plan.   The study concentrated on the corridor running along Immokalee's Main Street, from 9th Street to First Street, and south along First Street to East Delaware Avenue. This corridor is by far the most heavily trafficked by pedestrians and cyclists.  AIM Engineering pre


Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:48:

First Street Zocalo taking shape!

First Street Zocalo taking shape! Construction is well underway and before long Immokaleans will have a beautiful new public gathering spot at the First Street Zocalo!  Work began earlier this month and crews have been working feverishly molding and polishing the once-vacate lot at the corner of First Street and Main Street into a gem of which the entire community can be proud. Together with a companion gathering spot at Main and 9th Street, the plazas serve as linchpins of the Immokalee Public Realm Plan which won the 2010 Award of Merit from the Florida Planning & Zoning Association. Collier County Commissioners approved the purchase of the two lots at the corner of Immokalee's First Street and Main Street in 2012 and awarded the First Street Plaza design contract to Naples architect David Co


Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:05:

Seminole Immokalee Casino hotel plans moving forward?

Seminole Immokalee Casino hotel plans moving forward? It may not be the grand palace once envisioned but after four quiet years it appears plans for a hotel at the Seminole Immokalee Casino are moving forward.  According to the Naples Daily News, quoting Immokalee Water & Sewer District Executive Director Eva Dayo, ground could be broken on a 110-room hotel as early as next month.  “They want to break ground on the hotel in April and finish in December,” Deyo told the Daily News. “They are also expanding the casino at the same time.” Deyo knows this because the Seminole Tribe of Florida asked for and received $75,000 worth of new meters and water-sewer lines. Water for the casino has - mostly - been supplied by the Tribe's own water system since it opened 20 years ago.  Fred Thom


Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:57:

Big crowd expected to support Immokalee big box store

Big crowd expected to support Immokalee big box store A large crowd is expected March 19 to voice support for the construction of a big box store - rumored to be a Walmart - at the northern edge of the community.  The Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency's (CRA) citizens advisory committee is scheduled to give the store proposal an up-or-down vote when it meets in its regular monthly session March 19, 8:30 a.m. at CareerSource Southwest Florida, 750 South 5th Street. (Known locally as the One-Stop Shop.)  From all indications, support for the store is overwelming in Immokalee. The Collier County Planning Commission is expected to formally take up the proposal in April.  UPDATE: March 19...The CRA's citizens advisory panel gave its unanimous support for the store's construction in Immokalee. With th


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