Naples Daily News, March 18, 2019
“The Athens Group plan would maintain the golf course as green space in the heart of the city. It would ensure public access to the beach and the hotel, with its beachfront bar and restaurant.
“In return, the developer is asking for variances on setbacks and an additional 11 feet of building height on some structures.
“That’s a reasonable trade-off, in our view …Whatever growing pains might accompany the Athens Group’s proposal, we think [the] alternatives would be far worse.
“The Planning Advisory Board, after careful deliberation, an open discussion and a lot of reading, came to the same conclusion.
“Good for them and everyone else who helped write this chapter in Naples’ history.”