Reading about the past, present and future with respect to deed restrictions, I’m reflecting back to an era which is prior to cityhood of Marco. The master plan was filed with Collier County and as development was occurring, a need for additional access to the beach was necessary for visitors as well as residents parking areas. Deltona Corporation filed a request to the County to change some of the area on Collier Boulevard to permit five different areas for that use. As I remember, MICA, having been given the Resident’s Beach to administer, objected to the additional parking, a change to the master plan. The county refused to allow it.
In my mind, this was another sign of the Mackles’ desire to serve all, not just private membership facilities; one had to be a permanent resident and a member of the association at the Resident’s Beach to park.
Another change which is typical for all is the putt, putt course on Winterberry Drive. Our lives have changed as well. The Mackle brothers’ lives changed when they could not finish building the paradise which they had started. A change to allow us to have the putt, putt course on Winterberry Drive will be a tremendous plus for the community.
Let’s hope that our citizens will help to keep that change. God bless America!
Herbert Rosser Savage, Sr.