Cape Coral Yacht Club delays closing over construction setbacks

Cape Coral Yacht Club delays closing over construction setbacks

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – The Cape Coral Yacht Club is preparing for some massive renovations. The original plan was to close it down starting Friday, April 1, however, that’s no longer happening.

After failing to get some permits needed, the project has been placed on hold. If you visit the beach, you’ll notice there’s no construction equipment in sight.

“When I first heard they were going to close it entirely, I knew there were going to be a lot of people lost for the sake of people using this. I’m hoping in time that if there’s a logistic way in phases they could keep part of it open for a while so people can enjoy it,” said Bob Jessch, who’s a frequent visitor of the park.

The city is still waiting for the regulatory permits from the Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Environmental Protection.

The Director of Public Works tells NBC2, that there’s no clear timetable on when those files will be in his hands. So until that happens, the beach will remain open.

“There are people who would like to see construction start. It will take a while to complete so the sooner we can start it, the sooner it will be open,” said Cape Director of Public Works Michael Ilczyszyn.

The above picture, are some of the changes you can expect when construction picks up. The masterplan rendering, includes new boat slips, tennis courts and a restroom.

Once the permits are in, city staff and administration will close the park for construction. The estimated construction timeline is expected to take 24 months.

You can count on NBC2 to keep you updated, as this project continues.

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