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Marina & Restaurant

Sweetwater Landing Marina & Boathouse 31 Restaurant

Project Details

  • Client
    Sweetwater Landing Marina
  • Location
    16991 State Road 31, Fort Myers, FL
  • Year
  • Size
    Marina: 54,020 sf, Restaurant: 14,900 sf

The Challenge

Sweetwater Landing, known to the locals as Marina 31, was a sleepy little boatyard with a few wet slips located on the Caloosahatchee River just east of Fort Myers. The project developers had a vision for this facility that was vibrant and bustling. To make this come to life, Exceptional Engineering took on the daunting task of permitting the heavily regulated site. A boat barn was designed, the wet slips and ship store was renovated and a new resort-style restaurant was included. The site design was challenging due to the various regulatory agencies and planning overlays. Also, a meandering right of way for the Teco gas pipeline had to be vacated.

01 - The Sweetwater Landing Marina & Boat House Restaurant

02 - The Sitemap

The Solution & Result

Comprehensive Site Planning, Zoning, and Construction Observation/Inspections

Exceptional Engineering’s project development team met the client’s needs by assisting in the development of a new 54,020 sf dry boat storage facility providing an additional 108 dry slips for boat storage and a 14,900 sf restaurant at an existing marina.

The site also included a small building with a washer, dryer, bathrooms, and showers to provide services to the existing marina. The work included planning, design, and permitting of the new facilities including surface water management, utilities, landscape architecture, and construction inspection and certification while facing the challenge of maintaining the current operation of the existing marina.

The results speak for themselves. The project is now a destination. The busy, full-service marina is a beautiful setting for the large tropical tiki-style restaurant and pool facility. The perfect place to launch a boating adventure or just relax with your toes in the sand.

  • Sweetwater Landing Marina Aerial View

    Sweetwater Landing Marina Aerial View

  • MARINA-31-PHASING-PLAN-Rendering

    MARINA 31 Phasing Plan Rendering

  • Sweetwater Landing Marina Construction

    Sweetwater Landing Marina Construction

  • Inside The Sweetwater Landing Marina

    Inside The Sweetwater Landing Marina

    Sweetwater Landing Boat House

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