Protecting and Preserving Captiva

The Captiva Community Panel is tasked by the Lee County Board of Commissioners with coordinating and overseeing the community planning and proposing applicable goals, objectives, policies and land development regulations.

The goal of the Panel is to protect the coastal barrier island’s natural resources such as beaches, waterways, wildlife, vegetation, water quality, dark skies and its history.

This is achieved through environmental protections and land use regulations that preserve shoreline and natural habitats; enhance water quality; encourage the use of native vegetation; maintain the mangrove fringe; limit noise, light, water, and air pollution; create mixed-use development of traditionally commercial properties; and enforce development standards that maintain one- and two-story building heights and the historic low-density residential development.