Cella Molnar & Associates, Inc. (CMA) was the public involvement consultant for this City of Fort Myers project which included construction of the Downtown Fort Myers Riverfront Detention Basin. An extensive public involvement program was conducted using a combination of small group briefings and numerous individual meetings with property and business owners. Newsletters were distributed to property owners, businesses and residents in the downtown area. Notification flyers regarding construction activities and road closures were distributed to affected property owners. Coordination with police, fire, EMS, downtown parking facilities, and solid waste services was ongoing throughout the project.
CMA duties also included weekly local traffic reports and interaction with downtown events staff and local media. A project website was created to keep the public informed about the project, road closures, and parking. Upon completion of the project, CMA coordinated all aspects of the City’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to unveil the new waterfront feature.