A lighting plan must be included in the electrical and building permitting documents for all structures waterward of the State’s Coastal Construction Control Line (CCCL)(between the CCCL and the Gulf of Mexico), which runs near Estero Blvd for most of the Island. In addition, a lighting plan must be included along with all multifamily, commercial, and industrial development order or building permit applications regardless of their location in Fort Myers Beach. These lighting plans must be determined by the Town to be in compliance with Sea Turtle Conservation Ordinance 22-11 prior to the issuance of a development order or building permit.
Prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy (CO) or a certificate of completion (CC), the exterior lighting of the new development shall be inspected after dark by the Town with all exterior lighting turned on. This inspection will determine compliance with the approved lighting plan and the Sea Turtle Conservation Ordinance 22-11.
Lighting plan means plan view and cross section drawings describing location, number, wattage, wavelength, elevation, orientation, fixture cut sheets, and all types of proposed exterior artificial light sources, including, but not limited to, artificial lighting affixed to permanent structures, outdoor lighting, pool lighting, and internally or externally lighted signs.
For more information, see the Environmental Sciences Sea Turtle page at the link below: