SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla.
- Aug. 31, 2023
-- Supporters of the redevelopment of South Seas are signing an online petition advising the Lee County Board of County Commissioners that they favor the proposed amendments to the Lee County Land Development Code (LDC) and the Lee Plan that would allow South Seas to build back its hotel following extensive damage from Hurricane Ian.
- Pending the ruling by Lee County Board of County Commissioners on the build-back height, South Seas redevelopment plans include replacing the destroyed Harbourside hotel with a new hotel, adding new and improved resort amenities and services throughout South Seas, creating new and upgraded food and beverage concepts and developing a renovated and enhanced Bayview pool complex.
- "South Seas fully supports Lee County in addressing new building height measurements relative to flood elevation changes for South Seas and all of Lee County following Hurricane Ian," said Greg Spencer with South Seas ownership. "Our goal is to bring back our workforce whose livelihoods depend on the opening of the resort and to build back the resort in a resilient manner to avoid destruction from future storms. By supporting the petition, residents and guests are demonstrating their support for South Seas to move forward and to help rebuild the fabric of South Seas for generations to come."
To access the petition, please visit www.change.org/
seas.About South Seas
Presenting classic island charm, the 330-acre South Seas is nestled among mangroves with more than half of the resort a dedicated wildlife preserve and estuary. World-renowned fishing, boating, and yachting, and discovering storied barrier islands are among the unforgettable experiences of a South Seas guest. The resort has been a cherished destination for more than 75 years. A new chapter begins, one that has been inspired by the many past generations of guests, and thoughtfully recast for the future. South Seas has embarked on a phased reopening – an important milestone in our efforts towards recovery and rebuilding from the devastation of Hurricane Ian, dedicated to delivering a resilient, world-class resort. For more information, visit www.southseas.com.