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Residents of the Shell Trailer Park in Immokalee are caught in a long-lasting battle between the property owners and the Collier County Code Enforcement who have ordered the homes removed or the land rezoned. The owners of the property, Jerry and Kimberlea Blocker, claim that the property they purchased five years ago should be grandfathered in as a residential zone despite its current classification as commercial and light industrial zone. The rental units are home to mainly migrant workers who say they pay between $300 and $450 per week to rent the trailers. David Albers/Staff'

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Residents of the Shell Trailer Park in Immokalee are caught in a long-lasting battle between the property owners and the Collier County Code Enforcement who have ordered the homes removed or the land rezoned. The owners of the property, Jerry and Kimberlea Blocker, claim that the property they purchased five years ago should be grandfathered in as a residential zone despite its current classification as commercial and light industrial zone. The rental units are home to mainly migrant workers who say they pay between $300 and $450 per week to rent the trailers. David Albers/Staff'

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  • Residents of the Shell Trailer Park in Immokalee are caught in a long-lasting battle between the property owners and the Collier County Code Enforcement who have ordered the homes removed or the land rezoned. The owners of the property, Jerry and Kimberlea Blocker, claim that the property they purchased five years ago should be grandfathered in as a residential zone despite its current classification as commercial and light industrial zone. The rental units are home to mainly migrant workers who say they pay between $300 and $450 per week to rent the trailers. David Albers/Staff'
  • Residents of the Shell Trailer Park in Immokalee are caught in a long-lasting battle between the property owners and the Collier County Code Enforcement who have ordered the homes removed or the land rezoned. The owners of the property, Jerry and Kimberlea Blocker, claim that the property they purchased five years ago should be grandfathered in as a residential zone despite its current classification as commercial and light industrial zone. The rental units are home to mainly migrant workers who say they pay between $300 and $450 per week to rent the trailers. David Albers/Staff'
  • Residents of the Shell Trailer Park in Immokalee are caught in a long-lasting battle between the property owners and the Collier County Code Enforcement who have ordered the homes removed or the land rezoned. The owners of the property, Jerry and Kimberlea Blocker, claim that the property they purchased five years ago should be grandfathered in as a residential zone despite its current classification as commercial and light industrial zone. The rental units are home to mainly migrant workers who say they pay between $300 and $450 per week to rent the trailers. David Albers/Staff'
  • Residents of the Shell Trailer Park in Immokalee are caught in a long-lasting battle between the property owners and the Collier County Code Enforcement who have ordered the homes removed or the land rezoned. The owners of the property, Jerry and Kimberlea Blocker, claim that the property they purchased five years ago should be grandfathered in as a residential zone despite its current classification as commercial and light industrial zone. The rental units are home to mainly migrant workers who say they pay between $300 and $450 per week to rent the trailers. David Albers/Staff'
  • Residents of the Shell Trailer Park in Immokalee are caught in a long-lasting battle between the property owners and the Collier County Code Enforcement who have ordered the homes removed or the land rezoned. The owners of the property, Jerry and Kimberlea Blocker, claim that the property they purchased five years ago should be grandfathered in as a residential zone despite its current classification as commercial and light industrial zone. The rental units are home to mainly migrant workers who say they pay between $300 and $450 per week to rent the trailers. David Albers/Staff'
  • File photo from 2009 of the Shell Trailer Park in Immokalee. Residents were caught in a battle between the property owners and Collier County Code Enforcement officials, who ordered the homes removed or the land rezoned. The owners of the property, Jerry and Kimberlea Blocker, said the property they purchased years earlier should be grandfathered in as a residential zone despite its current classification as commercial and light industrial zone. The rental units were home to mainly migrant workers who said they pay between $300 and $450 per week to rent the trailers. David Albers/Staff'
  • Residents of the Shell Trailer Park in Immokalee are caught in a long-lasting battle between the property owners and the Collier County Code Enforcement who have ordered the homes removed or the land rezoned. The owners of the property, Jerry and Kimberlea Blocker, claim that the property they purchased five years ago should be grandfathered in as a residential zone despite its current classification as commercial and light industrial zone. The rental units are home to mainly migrant workers who say they pay between $300 and $450 per week to rent the trailers. David Albers/Staff'
  • Residents of the Shell Trailer Park in Immokalee are caught in a long-lasting battle between the property owners and the Collier County Code Enforcement who have ordered the homes removed or the land rezoned. The owners of the property, Jerry and Kimberlea Blocker, claim that the property they purchased five years ago should be grandfathered in as a residential zone despite its current classification as commercial and light industrial zone. The rental units are home to mainly migrant workers who say they pay between $300 and $450 per week to rent the trailers. David Albers/Staff'
  • Residents of the Shell Trailer Park in Immokalee are caught in a long-lasting battle between the property owners and the Collier County Code Enforcement who have ordered the homes removed or the land rezoned. The owners of the property, Jerry and Kimberlea Blocker, claim that the property they purchased five years ago should be grandfathered in as a residential zone despite its current classification as commercial and light industrial zone. The rental units are home to mainly migrant workers who say they pay between $300 and $450 per week to rent the trailers. David Albers/Staff'
  • Residents of the Shell Trailer Park in Immokalee are caught in a long-lasting battle between the property owners and the Collier County Code Enforcement who have ordered the homes removed or the land rezoned. The owners of the property, Jerry and Kimberlea Blocker, claim that the property they purchased five years ago should be grandfathered in as a residential zone despite its current classification as commercial and light industrial zone. The rental units are home to mainly migrant workers who say they pay between $300 and $450 per week to rent the trailers. David Albers/Staff'
  • Residents of the Shell Trailer Park in Immokalee are caught in a long-lasting battle between the property owners and the Collier County Code Enforcement who have ordered the homes removed or the land rezoned. The owners of the property, Jerry and Kimberlea Blocker, claim that the property they purchased five years ago should be grandfathered in as a residential zone despite its current classification as commercial and light industrial zone. The rental units are home to mainly migrant workers who say they pay between $300 and $450 per week to rent the trailers. David Albers/Staff'
  • Residents of the Shell Trailer Park in Immokalee are caught in a long-lasting battle between the property owners and the Collier County Code Enforcement who have ordered the homes removed or the land rezoned. The owners of the property, Jerry and Kimberlea Blocker, claim that the property they purchased five years ago should be grandfathered in as a residential zone despite its current classification as commercial and light industrial zone. The rental units are home to mainly migrant workers who say they pay between $300 and $450 per week to rent the trailers. David Albers/Staff'
  • Residents of the Shell Trailer Park in Immokalee are caught in a long-lasting battle between the property owners and the Collier County Code Enforcement who have ordered the homes removed or the land rezoned. The owners of the property, Jerry and Kimberlea Blocker, claim that the property they purchased five years ago should be grandfathered in as a residential zone despite its current classification as commercial and light industrial zone. The rental units are home to mainly migrant workers who say they pay between $300 and $450 per week to rent the trailers. David Albers/Staff'

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