Are You a Millennial? Fort Myers Wants You to Move Downtown

Downtown Fort Myers, also known as The River District (Andrew West / The News-Press)

Downtown Fort Myers, also known as The River District (Andrew West / The News-Press)

Fort Myers officials are willing to rewrite the law books to make shopping, dining and living around downtown more attractive to millennials. Higher density around downtown means more buildings for urban housing, retail and coffee shops. The city’s goal seems simple: diversify the economy, create a walkable environment and establish a hub of activity. Then, theoretically, millennials will come.

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