South Seas Island Resort owner seeks to rebuild hotel with third story

Author: David Dorsey, Gulfshore Business
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Two months after Hurricane Ian damaged South Seas Island Resort, the federal government rewrote the coastal flood plain, which further has impaired the resort’s owners from rebuilding their 107-room hotel on the northern tip of Captiva Island.  

At 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Lee County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to discuss allowing the county and, specifically, South Seas to build higher than 35 feet.  

Under the current height of 35 feet, South Seas would lose about half a story of space, because the federal government now requires the ground floor height to rise from 7 to 18.6 feet.

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