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October 6, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Stevens Construction begins MidWestOne Bank

Stevens Construction has broken ground on MidWestOne Bank, at 8690 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers, announced Mark Stevens, company president.

The project consists of the new construction of a 6,689-square-foot bank, which will house seven offices, conference room, lobby, tellers and drive-thru. With completion expected in spring of 2018, this will be MidWestOne Bank's first free-standing Florida location.

The Stevens Construction team includes project manager, Michael Waskiewicz; superintendent, Mark Battaglia and project administrator, Rebeccah Hamilton. Christopher J. Lee Architects, Inc. has provided architectural services and Benson & Associates Interior Design is the interior designer.

With offices in Fort Myers, Tampa and Orlando, Stevens Construction specializes in providing construction management, general contracting and consulting services to clients and design professionals. Other services include site and design team selection, budgeting, project scheduling, permitting, cost and quality control and warranty service. The company builds healthcare, commercial and hospitality facilities. For information, visit or call 239-936-9006.

86 single-family home permits pulled in September

During the Hurricane Irma-disrupted month of September, contractors pulled 86 permits to build single-family houses collectively valued at about $18.8 million in unincorporated Lee County. That compares to 178 permits issued in August 2017 and 127 issued in September 2016, according to the Lee County Department of Community Development.

Also during September, four multi-family units valued at about $600,000 were permitted, compared to 40 units in August 2017 and 41 units in September 2016.

General commercial activity was valued at about $9.9 million for 23 permits, compared with about $10.3 million in August 2017 and about $16 million in September 2016.

Lee County Community Development issued 3,097 permits of all kinds in September.

Lee County Community Development oversees planning, zoning, development and building services, environmental review, building inspection, and code enforcement for the unincorporated areas of Lee County.

To learn more about the department and its services, visit



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