We are owners at Flamingo Circle which is one of the properties that backs up to the Marriott tennis court area with the wall and private gate between our property and the Marriott property. We purchased this home because of the proximity to the beach, the privacy of the back yard, and specifically the private access from the back of the property to Collier Blvd.
After owning this property now for several years, we are facing a devaluation of our property because of the agreement made between Mass Mutual, the Marriott, and our city administration being broken.
What is done by the Marriott on the west side of Collier does not concern us, but to have a two tier parking garage right in back of our house certainly does! Even though we are told that the lights, the noise, and the construction of the parking garage will not change enjoyment of our property, I find that to be quite a stretch. Can you imagine the noise and dirt during construction and then the final structure at your back yards? How would each of you feel if your own homes were involved?
First of all, we all know that the breezes off the Gulf are very important to our lifestyle and comfort. A parking garage built 20 feet from our backyard will certainly cut off the air flow. In addition, the gas fumes from cars, car doors slamming shut, door locks beeping on and off, and screeching tires on concrete will also affect our property.
We expect our elected leaders to uphold that agreement and not allow this parking garage to be built.
We did attend the last meeting and can certainly see the improvements made to the Marriott are wonderful. The Marriott has the right to do whatever they wish on the west side of the street. There are many other pieces of land off island that this same company owns that could be used for parking off-site that would not affect residents of the Marco Island. Or, put a parking garage on the first level of the improvement on the west side!
Please protect our property rights!
Jim & Beverly Moyer