The value of all residential permits issued in 2018 totaled $138 million -- the highest in over a decade.

  • The total included $42 million for over 1,100 permits for roofing, presumably related to Hurricane Irma. The 12-year high was achieved even without including the roofing permits.
  • Four hundred seven (407) new home/residential units were issued. The total included a mix of (198) apartments (143) single-family and duplex homes, and (66) multi-family condominiums. 

    Traditionally, residential permits have been dominated by large-scale developments of single-family homes in gated communities. Development of Tidewater, which began in 2015, continued at this over 55 community at Estero Pkwy and Ben Hill Griffin, and received 62 single-family and duplex permits in 2018. The Genova development on Via Coconut pulled 33 permits for condominium units in its third building. Pebble Pointe at Via Coconut and Coconut Rd obtained 16 permits as it nears buildout.

chart showing Estero FL Residential Building Permits from 2000 to 2018









Source: ECCL (Estero Council of Community Leaders)