Farmer Joe's Fresh Market
Grocery Complex

Farmer Joe’s
Fresh Market

Project Details

  • Client
    GNS Holdings LLC.
  • Location
    1401 SW Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL
  • Year
    2022
  • Size
    6.5 Acre Site
    Building - 55,000 sf

The Challenge

Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market, one of the largest Farm Market grocery stores in Lee County, was not the typical development. The owner wanted a 55,000 square foot grocery store with more than the required parking spaces on a 6.5-acre site.

The owner also wanted an outdoor display of fruits and vegetables. The project included Public Hearing Deviations through the zoning process.

The project development team faced several challenges during the development permitting of this project. The owner wanted outdoor display and parking that exceeded 125% of the required parking which triggered our team to work with the City of Cape Coral zoning staff to get deviations approved at the City Council. The other major hurdle was getting the SFWMD water quality and attenuation to fit on the site while maximizing the parking lot for the size store.

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Farmer Joe's Fresh Market Interior

Farmer Joe's Fresh Market Interior

The Solution & Result

Comprehensive Site Planning, Zoning, Drainage Design, Road Widening Plans, Landscape Architecture, and Construction Observation/Inspections.

Exceptional Engineering’s project development team, through much diligence work with City of Cape Coral staff and SFWMD staff, was able to get permit approvals to meet the client’s needs by providing planning, design, permitting, and construction inspections for the development of the 55,000 square foot grocery store, with full service and repair capabilities. Our team provided the site planning, site design, City of Cape Coral zoning, site plan permitting, and South Florida Water Management ERP Permitting. Exceptional Engineering’s dedication and work ethic helped the client achieve his project goals within budget and timeframe, helping the store to open during the middle of tourist season.
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    Farmer Joe's Fresh Market Aerial

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    Farmer Joe's Fresh Market Site Plan

    Farmer Joe's Fresh Market Site Plan

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