A major project in Southwest Florida is delayed.
Construction is expected to begin at the popular Cape Coral Yacht Club in April and close for two years.
But now, licensing trouble will keep the club open for a while.
City leaders fear it could take months before they get the paperwork needed to start renovating the club.
“Our permit from the Corps has been delayed, it is important to start any construction with any breakwaters, ramps for boats, we can’t really do it. nothing,” said Tom Hayden, Cape Coral City Councilman.
Hayden said the city received the news last week.
The Army Corps of Engineers has not yet processed the necessary paperwork. Attempts to contact the Corps for comments were unsuccessful. Once the license is issued, the yacht club will be closed for two years.
“It’s like what everyone else is facing,” says Hayden. “There’s a staff shortage and they don’t have as many people working with these permits as they used to, so that’s part of the reason for the delay.”
As a result, the yacht club will remain open, which is good news for regulators.
But in the long run, the delay will make the renovation more expensive.
And it’s not the only project delayed.
The city could not complete its plan to combat the toxic blue-green algae.
“We’re having the same problem with our bubble curtain license with (the Environmental Protection Agency) and the Corps about it, they’re just delays right now,” Hayden said. “It’s hard for any city or county to sort things out because we don’t know when the environmental permits will be involved. It is just more difficult. ”
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