- April 1, 2011
Lee County buys 77 acres from Jamerson Farms
BUYER: Lee County, Fort Myers
SELLER: Jamerson Farms Enterprises LLC
PROPERTY: a portion of land near Immokalee Road, Green Meadow Road and Sunshine Boulevard South, Lehigh Acres
PRICE: $1.69 million
LAW FIRM ON DEED: Thomas F. Kiesel Esq., Fort Myers
PLANS, DESCRIPTION: Lee County government purchased 76.69 acres of farmland running along the property line of Jamerson Farms from State Road 82 south to property owned by Florida Rock for $1.69 million. The purchase price equated to $22,000 per acre.
The property was acquired for the future development of the Alico Connector Road, a roadway designed to run from Alico Road north to State Road 82.
“We would not typically be buying the right of way at this stage,” says Don DeBerry, operations manager for Lee County Department of Transportation. “The board just adopted the alignment study. We bought it because the Jamerson Farms folks said 'Please buy our property now.' They knew that by selling us the land now they would know exactly where the road is going to go.”
The county has no set deadline for purchasing all the pieces of the road, according to DeBerry, but it will likely complete its land acquisition from Florida Rock, the other large landowner in the line of the road, in a year.