Unpaved & unpopulated: Explaining Cape Coral’s grassy roadways

Unpaved & unpopulated: Explaining Cape Coral's grassy roadways

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Some roads with no homes on them in Northwest Cape Coral have gone unpaved by the city.

“I don’t know if they just hoped it was going to develop sooner than it did, of course, we had several years ago, things went south for a lot of people,” said Rusty Pannebakker, of Northwest Cape Coral. 

These neighborhoods make it seem like each street has only one house and the streets that don’t are overgrown and unpaved. 

“There are still a lot of them that are just dirt roads,” she said. “Maybe they just figured it wasn’t worth the expense. I’m not sure.” 

The City of Cape Coral said they last paved the streets of Northwest Cape in 2013 but left those without houses untouched to save money. Since then, nature has taken over. 

While most of these empty lots are for sale, the city said they’ll only pave these roads once there is a house on them. 

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