Innovative Land-Use Strategies
Commercial site selection is easy, with the help of the Economic Development Office. In a continuing effort to increase business opportunities for commercial investment property in Florida, Cape Coral has established a Commercial Activity Center (CAC) Future Land Use Classification
to promote high quality mixed-use and commercial development at various locations throughout the city.
These CACs are intended to encourage construction of commercial and employment centers in close proximity to residential areas. The City Council also has adopted a Marketplace Residential Zoning District. It encourages a variety of pedestrian-oriented neighborhood retail, specialty retail, office, services and residential uses.
This accomplishes one of the city’s objectives: to cluster multi-use development at key locations, in proximate to major corridors and intersections throughout Cape Coral, while allowing for a nearby residential customer and workforce base.
By providing a range of uses commensurate with the size of the development, it encourages commercial investment property land assembly and provides a receiving zone for Transfers of Development Rights.