A large development is coming to the Fort Myers area, The Real Deal Miami reports:

Lennar and three other home building companies have committed to build a total of 1,000 homes at a gated community just south of Fort Myers, next to Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU).

Miami-based Lennar owns slightly more than 1,900 acres at the development, called WildBlue, nearly 3,600 acres of lake-dotted land just east of Estero, Interstate 75 and FGCU.

Danielle Tocco, vice president of communications at Lennar, told the News-Press that the site work is under way at WildBlue, and that Lennar and Pulte are scheduled to open the first model homes there in the second quarter of next year.

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