EASTERN COLLIER COUNTY - PROPOSED NEW TOWNS

Rural Lands West is a proposed new town in Eastern Collier County. If approved, the town will add 10,000 new homes and a population of 23,200 residents and workers.


Rural Lands West will have grave impacts on the endangered Florida Panther, as the town is slated to be built almost entirely within primary panther habitat. The Conservancy is concerned that the 4,092 acre footprint with a 54 hole golf course is the antithesis of smart growth principles and is the very definition of sprawl.

In addition, the main parkway to be built within the development could have financial implications to taxpayers.

Please click below to find out more about the proposed new town, impacts to the Florida panther, roadway costs, and to learn about the Conservancy’s alternative development footprint as a much better solution.

potential impacts to Eastern Collier County

Growth

(Rural Lands Stewardship Area - RLSA)

Proposed New Towns

(Rural Lands West)

Wildlife

(Eastern Collier Habitat Conservation Plan)

Traffic

(Impacts of proposed roadway network)

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