Currently an active 1,268-acre limerock mine, Bonita Grande Mine was always envisioned, since being annexed into the City of Bonita Springs, to become a master-planned residential community that enhances the environment and restores the current disturbed mined lands. Ultimately consisting of over 400 acres of lakes and 480 acres of environmental wetland/upland conservation areas, Bonita Grande Mine is poised to become one of the premier upscale lakefront communities within Southwest Florida.
For more than a decade, the MDA team has played a pivotal role in laying the groundwork for this project. At its earlier stage, MDA led development planning and permitting for the site to allow for aggregate mining. More recently, the team developed a comprehensive redevelopment plan with supporting wetland preservation and stormwater management documentation to allow for the mine to be replaced with a neighborhood of homes. The comprehensive plan and zoning were approved this summer by the Bonita Springs City Council.
In large part due to the team’s unique understanding of the mine, MDA was able to successfully develop a long-term approach that transitions the mine into a new land use that retains the best characteristics of the area while improving water resources. We look forward to sharing more as the site plan develops.