Downtown Fort Myers
Riverfront Detention Basin Project


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Riverfront Basin time lapse video.



Construction of the Downtown Fort Myers Riverfront Basin Detention Project started March 19, 2012. During the construction, Edwards Drive from Dean Street to Hendry Street was closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic (click here to view/download closure map). Crews worked within the fences during the daytime hours from
7 a.m. to 5 p.m. At times, nighttime work was also necessary.


This project will improve the quality of water discharging from the urban area and improve the water quality in the Caloosahatchee River that ultimately flows to the Gulf of Mexico. The downtown riverfront detention basin will serve to infuse the downtown with a new dimension of waterfront that will serve as an amenity to residents and visitors and stimulate improvement to downtown Fort Myers.


Cost of the project is $5.3 million dollars and was completed in December 2012.





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for a list of downtown restaurants.



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to view/download project newsletter.



Project Photo, Before & After






Before & After Rendering
Roll Over the image to view the completed Downtown Fort Myers Riverfront Detention Basin.



Downtown Riverfront Basin


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Pictures