A new book, Exiles in Eden: Life Aong the Ruins of Florida’s Great Recession, offering an insiders view to the Florida housing crisis is hitting the shelves this week.
The Fort Myers area is prominently covered by author Paul Reyes including a look at a mostly abandoned, upscale gated community. A book about the housing bust would not be complete without an examination of Lehigh Acres, where the authors parents purchased a vacant lot in 1969 on the $10/month plan while honeymooning in Miami.
The News-Press reports that the Lee County Commissioners discussed the possibility of acquiring highly-discounted Lehigh Acres residential lots and bundling them together for industrial and commercial development: Lee County should stock up on cheap lots, a county commissioner suggested. Frank Mann said Thursday the county ought to buy discounted lots[…]