Colorado Avenue in South Immokalee to get new sidewalks

The heavily traveled pedestrian thoroughfare of Colorado Avenue in South Immokalee will soon be cleaner and safer.  The Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is set to begin a project to build sidewalks along the street and cover what are now open drainage ditches filled with trash and, when it rains, nasty street runoff.  Colorado Avenue […]

Immokalee Drive drainage project moving ahead.

The Immokalee CRA's project to improve stormwater drainage and reduce summer flooding along Immokalee Drive is moving steadily ahead, currently at its 30 percent design phase.  The $2 million project is the first to be design jointly with the Big Cypress Basin, a subdivision in Collier and Lee counties of the South Florida Water Management […]

Disease, infections one good reason for Immokalee storm water improvements

With the tragic news of a child's serious infection from parasites in standing water just up the road in LaBelle, the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) says this is just one of several good reasons why it is moving so aggressively to reduce and channel standing water in our community.  A 12-year-old boy in Hendry County […]

First Street Plaza – or Zocalo – plans progressing.

Plans to transform the vacant lot at the corner of Immokalee's First Street and Main Street into a town center – or zocalo – are progressing and within a couple of years the community will have a beautiful gathering spot.  Although the First Street Zocalo may not look, when finished, exactly like the photograph to […]

Immokalee CRA facade grant approved for Kountry Kitchen

With all the construction and revitalization taking place in Immokalee it's hard to believe anyone finds time to eat.  But Abey's Kountry Kitchen knows hearty appetites are the norm in this community, not the exception and the long-popular spot for down home cookin' has changed with the times.  The Kountry Kitchen, located at the corner of New Market […]