Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. District Images


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MLK District Overview

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MLK West End

Thumbnail Looking East on Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd.

MLK East End

Thumbnail Looking East on Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd.

MLK & Cranford Ave.

Thumbnail Looking West from Cranford Ave


MLK Renderings - Plan Drawings

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McCollum Place V1

Thumbnail Looking toward Northwest

McCollum Place V2

Thumbnail New Eastend Addition

McCollum Place V3

Thumbnail Building Rear & Parking Lot

McCollum Place V4

Thumbnail Rear Join between Buildings

MP Exterior Plan V1

Thumbnail Main Exterior Restoration Image

MP Exterior Plan V2

Thumbnail Overhead Exterior Plan

MP Exterior Plan V3

Thumbnail All-Side Elevations

MP Exterior Plan V4

Thumbnail Typical Single Story Bay

MP Floor Plan V1

Thumbnail Floor Plan with Parking

MP Floor Plan V2

Thumbnail Interior Use Floor Plan

MP Design 1

Thumbnail Schematic Design Drawing p. 1

MP Design 2

Thumbnail Schematic Design Drawing p. 2

MP Design 3

Thumbnail Schematic Design Drawing p. 3

MP Design 4

Thumbnail Schematic Design Drawing p. 4

MP Design 5

Thumbnail Schematic Design Drawing p. 5

MP Design 6

Thumbnail Schematic Design Drawing p. 6

MP Design 7

Thumbnail Schematic Design Drawing p. 7

MP Design 8

Thumbnail Schematic Design Drawing p. 8

MP Design 9

Thumbnail Schematic Design Drawing p. 9

MP Design 10

Thumbnail Schematic Design Drawing p. 10

MP Design 11

Thumbnail Schematic Design Drawing p. 11

MP Design 12

Thumbnail Schematic Design Drawing p. 12


MLK Grants/Improvements - Before/After

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Ark of Safety Child Care

Thumbnail Landscape/Façade Grant

Boyd Funeral Home

Thumbnail DAG/Landscape/Façade Grants

Little Red Brick Building

Thumbnail City of Fort Myers Restoration

Quality Life Center

Thumbnail Landscape/Façade Grant

Utopia Unisex Salon

Thumbnail DAG/Landscape/Façade Grants


Clemente Park (City of Fort Myers Public Works)

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Work in Progress V1

Thumbnail Construction Sign

Work in Progress V2

Thumbnail Concrete Walkways

Work in Progress V3

Thumbnail City Workers

Work in Progress V4

Thumbnail Landscaping Palms

Work in Progress V5

Thumbnail Building Area to be Landscaped

Completed Park

Thumbnail After View

Ribbon Cutting

Thumbnail Credit: E. Pennington

Ceremony - Kids Stand

Thumbnail Credit: E. Pennington

Ceremony - Kids Tent

Thumbnail Credit: E. Pennington


MLK Cultural Landmarks

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Dunbar Christian School

Thumbnail 2932 Douglas Avenue

Friendship M. B. Church

Thumbnail 2030 Palm Avenue

St. John Church

Thumbnail 2044 Brown Street

Trinity U. M. Church

Thumbnail 2979 Lincoln Boulevard


McCollum Hall

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Before Stabilization V1

Thumbnail Facing North from MLK, Jr. Blvd.

Before Stabilization V2

Thumbnail Southwest Corner

Before Stabilization V3

Thumbnail Aerial from Front/South

Before Stabilization V4

Thumbnail Aerial from Back/North

Before Stabilization V5

Thumbnail Aerial from Side/West

Before Stabilization V6

Thumbnail Aerial from Side/East

During Stabilization V1

Thumbnail Rebuilding Wall

During Stabilization V2

Thumbnail New Ceiling/Roof

During Stabilization V3

Thumbnail 2nd Story Roof Extension

During Stabilization V4

Thumbnail Aerial from Front/South

During Stabilization V5

Thumbnail Aerial from Back/North

During Stabilization V6

Thumbnail Aerial from Side/West

During Stabilization V7

Thumbnail Aerial from Side/East

After Stabilization V1

Thumbnail View from Southwest

After Stabilization V2

Thumbnail View from Southeast

After Stabilization V3

Thumbnail Aerial from Front/South

After Stabilization V4

Thumbnail Aerial from Back/North

After Stabilization V5

Thumbnail Aerial from Side/West

After Stabilization V6

Thumbnail Aerial from Side/East


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Image Credit & Use Policy

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Except when noted otherwise, all photos were taken by Fort Myers CRA and if photo credit is issued, please use "Fort Myers CRA" on the photo credit line. You are allowed to copy, distribute, transmit, crop, and use the work in both personal and professional creative projects. Attribution is not required although we would be pleased if you do provide photo credit according to the guidelines above if that is your policy. These images are provided for use free-of-charge, however, you can not claim ownership of the image.


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Official City of Fort Myers, Florida, website

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River District Info & Events

What is…


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  • …a CRA Area or District?
    Under Florida law (Chapter 163, Part III), local governments are able to designate areas as Community Redevelopment Areas when certain conditions exist. Since all the monies used in financing CRA activities are locally generated, CRAs are not overseen by the state, but redevelopment plans must be consistent with local government comprehensive plans. There are currently 178 Community Redevelopment Areas in the State of Florida. The designation is used by Florida cities of all sizes.
  • …a CRA Agency?
    The activities and programs offered within a Community Redevelopment Area are administered by the Community Redevelopment Agency (“CRA”). A five- to seven-member CRA “Board” created by the local government (city or county) directs the agency. The Board can be comprised of local government officials and or other individuals appointed by the local government. Although one local government may establish multiple CRA districts, there generally may be only one CRA Board. Each district must maintain separate trust funds, and expend those funds only in that district. The Fort Myers City Council serves as the CRA Board.
  • …a Redevelopment Plan?
    The Community Redevelopment Agency (“CRA”) is responsible for developing and implementing the Community Redevelopment Plan that addresses the unique needs of the targeted area. The plan includes the overall goals for redevelopment in the area, as well as identifying the types of projects planned for the area.
  • …Tax Increment Financing?
    Tax increment financing is a unique tool available to cities and counties for redevelopment activities. It is used to leverage public funds to promote private sector activity in the targeted area. The dollar value of all real property in the Community Redevelopment Area is determined as of a fixed date, also known as the “frozen value.” Taxing authorities, which contribute to the tax increment, continue to receive property tax revenues based on the frozen value. These frozen value revenues are available for general government purposes. However, any tax revenues from increases in real property value, above the frozen value—referred to as “increment,” are deposited into the Community Redevelopment Agency Trust Fund and dedicated to the redevelopment area.
  • …a FAQ Summary?
    CRAs are a specifically focused financing tool for redevelopment. CRA Boards do not establish policy for the city or county – they develop and administer a plan to implement that policy. The CRA acts officially as a body distinct and separate from the governing body, even when it is the same group of people. The CRA has certain powers that the city or county by itself may not do, such as establish tax increment financing, and leverage local public funds with private dollars to make redevelopment happen. The CRA term is limited to 30 years, 40 years if extended. After that time, all revenues (presumably much increased from the start of the CRA) are retained by each taxing entity that contributed to the CRA trust fund.

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