If you’ve lived in Southwest Florida for any period of time, you can quickly see the growth happening all around. The team at MDA has not only seen the growth over the last 30 years, but has been in the trenches of helping form the communities and neighborhoods we reside today while respecting the environmental landscape around.
Today, you’ll find one of Estero’s premiere lakefront living communities bursting with families, comraderie and activity, thanks in part because of the Cameratta Companies and careful planning by MDA’s Land Planning team. Corkscrew Shores was the result of the first overlay established in the DR/GR (Density Reduction/Groundwater Resource area) to allow residential development. The team sought to address an existing platted community that permitted individual potable water, well and septic on 648 lots, in direct conflict with the desire to preserve groundwater resources in this corridor of the County. Morris-Depew Associates worked with Lee County Staff and Conservation Organizations to establish an overlay that addressed the existing permitted development while providing additional lands for conservation adjacent to existing CREW lands, which would support additional interconnections and flow-ways for wildlife. The team also worked to ensure 114 acres were placed into conservation, while a 240-acre lake serves as the central focal point for the stunning community with lush natural preserves throughout.