Our planning and landscape architecture team helps our clients effectively develop a strategy tailored to the needs, timeline and budget of each individual project. We use a systematic process to envision the desired end result, translate the key goals and objectives, outline steps to achieve these goals, and help identify costly and time consuming issues and manage them in advance. It is imperative in today’s environment not to underestimate the importance of your planning team as a solid foundation to your project.
LeeSar, Inc. is a Lee County-based Florida non-profit corporation that provides supply chain management services by purchasing, assembling, processing, and distributing critical supplies on a 24-hours a day, 7 days a week basis to the hospitals of Lee Memorial Health System, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, Lee County EMS and other facilities.
LeeSar relocated its operation from Lehigh Acres to a 23-acre site in the City of Fort Myers at 2727 Winkler Avenue, which was the former location of Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center. This new state-of-the-art facility consists of approximately 200,000 square feet, anticipated to provide a total of over 300 jobs.
Johnson Engineering represented LeeSar through the PUD rezoning process, which involved fast track reviews and hearing schedule, neighborhood coordination and many deviations associated with reuse of an existing site. With the PUD approved by City Council in November of 2010, Johnson Engineering has continued with tasks including surveying, replatting, landscape architecture and civil engineering.
Gulf Coast Town Center
Gulf Coast Town Center is a 203-acre commercial development located between Interstate 75 and Ben Hill Griffin Parkway, south of Alico Road in Lee County, Florida. The center was approved for almost 2,000,000 square feet of new development including retail, office and hotel. Johnson Engineering has obtained multiple rezoning amendment approvals, development permitting and provided civil engineering and landscape architectural design services for the project. Design work began in 2003, and our team continues to work on the project as new improvements and out parcel development occur.
Johnson Engineering has been involved with the HealthPark Florida campus since its inception in the early 1980’s, authoring the original DRI, Commercial Planned Development (CPD) Zoning and obtaining the necessary construction permitting. The HealthPark Florida DRI is over 400 acres and is designed as a mixed use development consisting of acute care and specialty hospital space, medical and general office, retail, assisted living units, residential dwelling units. Our planners, landscape architects, surveyors and civil engineers continue assisting the developer and Lee Memorial Health System as the project and its purpose to serve citizens of Lee County continue to grow.
Johnson Engineering provided professional planning support for the annexation to the city of Naples for this 112-acre business park adjacent to Naples Municipal Airport. Services included support during interlocal service boundary agreement negotiations, comprehensive plan map amendment, rezoning and coordination with city staff for a new future land use designation and zoning designation for this area of established and developing industrial, office, commercial, service and civic uses.
Johnson Engineering has provided a wide range of planning services to the Lee County Port Authority for both aviation and non-aviation lands at the Page Field General Aviation Airport, including a rezoning from three various zoning categories to airport operations planned development (AOPD) for the 560 acres of the site within Lee County. This is a unique project as over the past 30 years, urban development has steadily encroached on the airport property’s protection zones, which ultimately has created challenges in future planning in relation to flight patterns, noise levels and compatibility issues. During this process our firm has remained current with aviation related issues affecting Page Field such as the FAA Advisory Circular 150/5200-33B and associated landscape and development standards necessary to minimize Wildlife Hazard attractants in relation to airports. We have also provided expert in-house services to the Port Authority in the following disciplines: environmental, engineering, surveying, hydrogeology and GIS.
Johnson Engineering has been involved with development of the Southwest Florida International Airport since the 1970’s. We have provided guidance to the Port Authority to facilitate development goals and future planning efforts. The environmental issues and wetland areas propose numerous obstacles in the master planning of the future aviation and non-aviation lands. Our planning team assisted with a Comprehensive Plan Amendment approved in 2011 to increase non-aviation development with nearly 1,000,000 square feet of additional potential industrial, office, commercial, and hotel non-aviation support development through the year 2030. This supports the Port Authority and Lee County’s vision for a Research and Enterprise Diamond where innovation will concentrate and new industries will flourish around the International Airport, Florida Gulf Coast University, and JetBlue Park.
Johnson Engineering originally assisted in authoring the Bell Tower Shops (The Villas South) DRI in 1974 and has been involved with the majority of environmental, stormwater management, development and construction permitting. The Bell Tower Shops complex is located on approximately 60 acres at the northeast corner of U.S. 41 and Daniels Road and has developed approximately 370,000 square feet of the 836,352 square feet originally approved for the shopping center.
The Bell Tower Shops is a neighborhood landmark, unique to Lee County, with lush landscaping, soothing water fountains and inviting, open-air spaces for rest and relaxation with cutting edge shopping opportunities. The 20-screen Cobb Theatre complex sits across from the main retail village and is flanked by the Crown Plaza Hotel and the Colonnades’ office complex.
West Bay Club is an 866-acre residential development located in Estero, just west of Williams Road. The development consists of single family detached and attached homes, coach homes, multi-family high-rise buildings, sports club, golf club house, private boat/RV storage area, driving range and an 18 -hole award winning golf course. Preservation and restoration of a number of nature preserves allowed this development to be designed as an Audubon International Certified Signature Sanctuary. Johnson Engineering has been involved with the project since its inception in 1996. Our roles included rezoning, environmental permitting, stormwater management design, landscape architecture services including design review, and development permitting for the community.