WINK TV covers upcoming construction boom in Immokalee

 WINK TV sent its Collier County, Renee Stoll, to talk to Penny Phillippi and Brad Muckel of the Immokalee CRA about the anticipated construction boom in Immokalee.  See the WINK report here. 

Build a business at Immokalee Airport (IMM)

  REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL                 COLLIER COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS       10-5524   Economic Development at Immokalee Airport           Scott D. Johnson, Purchasing Agent 239-252-8995 (Telephone) 239-252-6588 (Fax) (Email)     This proposal solicitation document is prepared in a Microsoft […]

Immokalee CRA hosts Women of Influence Luncheon

The women who make a difference in Immokalee were celebrated last week at a Roberts Ranch luncheon, hosted by the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).  Women of Influence: Powerful & Independent Immokalee CRA Executive Director, Penny Phillippi, said the celebration was intended to recognize the powerful and independent women who work to make Immokalee a […]

Groundbreaking For a New Farmworker Housing Development in Immokalee

Immokalee, Florida – March 23, 1010.  Florida Non-Profit Services, Inc. ("FNPS") and Immokalee Housing and Family Services ("IHFS") are pleased to announce  that a groundbreaking ceremony was held on Monday, March 22nd for the Esperanza Place Apartments – Phase I, a development of 47 one, two and three bedroom multifamily rental residences for occupancy by […]

Get a glimpse of Immokalee’s future right here.

Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency: Annual Report 2009It is a future that began with a dream nearly a decade ago by visionaries who see and recognize Immokalee as sterling example of what Florida can become in the 21st Century. Immokalee is Florida in the 21st Century!.

The past year, 2009, was by far the most significant year for the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency since advanced planning for Immokalee began nearly a decade ago.

CLICK HERE to see the 2009 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE IMMOKALEE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY HERE in a swiftly-moving PowerPoint presentation. 

Under the leadership of Executive Director Penny Phillippi and Advisory Board Chairman Fred N. Thomas, Jr., the Immokalee CRA completed its Master Plan and submitted it to Collier County where its approval is expected in the coming months.

WinkNewsNow: Immokalee to become industry hub

 A plan six years in the making is taking shape to bring more business to Immokalee  By Renee Stoll   Right now a plan is underway to change Immokalee from top to bottom with a new look, new businesses, and new jobs starting at the Immokalee Airport. "It’s planned to expand technically by 103 acres," […]

Future of Immokalee takes a giant leap forward

The future of Immokalee took a giant leap forward December 16 when the Collier County Planning Commission held an unprecedented public workshop on Immokalee’s Master Plan.

Fred Thomas, chairman of the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency’s advisory board and one of the leading visionaries developing the plan for Immokalee’s future said he was pleased with the county planners’ effort.

“They asked a lot of good questions,” Thomas said. “Immokaleans turned out well to show support. I think it moved the process forward and well.”

The plan is scheduled for approval by the planning commission and the Collier County Board of Commissioners in early 2010.

Once adopted, the plan will change forever the face of Immokalee and make it the future of Florida in the 21st Century. It will be the culmination of nearly seven years of planning. 

Immokalee MSTU/CRA 2009 Partnership

Late in the fall of 2008 the Immokalee CRA presented a proposal to the Immokalee Municipal Service Taxing Unit/Beautification Committee (MSTU) to join forces in a collaborative approach to improvements in Immokalee.  The proposal asked the MSTU, which parenthetically is a Beautification MSTU, to expand its boundaries to match those of the CRA and to […]