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Sidewalks Added To
North Fort Myers’ Palmona Park S
Fort Myers, FL, March 8, 2018
Sidewalks have been added along five residential streets in Palmona
Park using $1.8 million in federal Community Development Block Grant Funds from the U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban Development.
Palmona Park is a residential community located north of Pine Island Road between U.S. 41 and North
Tamiami Trail/Old U.S. 41. About 12,500 linear feet of 5-foot-wide, ADA-compliant sidewalks have been
added along Redlin, San Bernardino, Ellis, Clark and State streets.
The Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program provides annual grants to cities and
counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living
Lee County Human and Veteran Services manages the grant and Palmona Park is one of five
neighborhoods designated to benefit from these funds. Human and Veteran Services worked closely with
residents from Palmona Park who identified sidewalks as a need in their neighborhood. This project
follows previous efforts in in Palmona Park that have added sidewalks along 11 The U.S. Housing and
Urban Development other streets with CDBG funds.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Palmona Park is 1,146. Many residents walk or ride
LeeTran to the numerous commercial properties and facilities surrounding the neighborhood, including
children walking to school.
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