New Fort Myers Suburb

Babcock Ranch will be orientated towards Ft. Myers While much of the Babcock Ranch is located in Charlotte County, owner Syd Kitson plans to develop the parcel as a Ft. Myers suburb. According to Kitson, "It is four miles from I-75 and eight miles from downtown Fort Myers." Tentative plans call for 19,500 new homes at Babcock Ranch, of which 17,800 will be built in Charlotte County. This project sounds like a winner for Lee County, which will only have to provide services for 1,700 new homes, but will attract the wallets and spending power of the entire project. It will be interesting to see what concessions Charlotte County will require to balance this seemingly unfair economic equation. Babcock to be Ft. Myers' suburb [Sun-Herald]

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