Advocacy at Work for Our Members…

As an advocate for the construction industry, The CCCIA has benefited the residents of Cape Coral by closely monitoring impact fees, ordinances, road projects and long-term growth issues. It is estimated that a savings of $4,000 per new home has been realized over the past five years due to The CCCIA's involvement.

 

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○ Continues to monitor at the local, state and federal levels any regulations dealing with endangered species such as Scrub Jays, Smalltooth Sawfish, Burrowing Owls and Manatees.

 

○ Worked with the City's Stormwater Department on driveways, resulting in elimination of the form check.

 

○ Continue to work cooperatively with the City of Cape Coral on issues regarding drainage (new construction vs. existing).

 

○ Continues to work with the marine construction industry to: Monitor and inform on progress within the Manatee Lawsuit Settlement and to work with all governmental and marine industry stakeholders concerning the SAJ-91 Biological Opinion regarding Smalltooth Sawfish.

○ Monitored impact fee increases and eliminated or reduced them on almost every occasion. It is estimated that a savings of $4,000 per new home has been realized over the past several years.

 

○ Prepared and facilitated an ordinance allowing boat lifts to be constructed at canal ends.

 

○ Monitors and assists in bringing road projects to our area, including the widening of SR78, the extension of Burnt Store Road, Veterans Parkway and the Del Prado Extension.

 

○ Continually monitors and meets with the Building Department to look for ways to streamline permitting, plans review and inspections. Successes include checklists for inspectors and courtesy calls from plans review.

 

○ Reduced side and front setbacks on residential construction.

 

○ Fought (and won) a moratorium that would stop permitting 500 feet on either side of Burnt Store Road.

 

○ Works with local schools to promote the construction industry as a career choice.

 

○ Participates in a program with the Cape Coral Police Department and the Lee County Sheriff's Office in reducing construction site theft.

 

○ Monitors and works with the City on long term growth issues, such as location of model homes, commercial nodes, and land use changes.

 

○ Produces the Builders' Showcase each year, where model and spec homes are toured by thousands of residents and visitors.

 

○ Educates its membership to changes in local, state and national regulations. Examples include pool safety requirements, FEMA issues, and the new Florida Building Code.

 

○ Stopped an effort to require separate plumbing, mechanical and electrical plans on every single-family permit request.

 

○ Continues to work with the marine construction industry to monitor and inform on progress within the Manatee Lawsuit Settlement.

 

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