Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Reconnecting Lee Guest Speaker: Vincent A. Cautero, AICP

January 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The program Transforming the Cape will focus on the major initiatives underway in order to attract new development, implement new innovative design guidelines and techniques, and promote smart growth.  The cornerstone of these efforts is a major rewrite of the land use and development regulations, which will allow the City to substitute its rigid Euclidian type zoning code to a form-based or hybrid model.  This is critically important for a pre-platted community that has an approximate ratio of 90% residential land base v. 10% commercial and other non-residential.

Complimentary efforts include a development plan for the City-owned Seven Islands area in NW Cape and a Parks Master Plan.  In addition, to assure more consistency and fairness in the development review and quasi-judicial hearing process, the City intends to eliminate its Board of Zoning Adjustment and replace it with a contract Hearing Examiner.City of Cape Coral Community Development Department Vince Cautero(1) Vince Cautero

See the full presentation here.

Reconnecting Lee Guest Speaker: Vincent A. Cautero, AICP

Vince Cautero has served as the Community Development Director for the City of Cape Coral, Florida since October 2013.  He has over 33 years of experience in city and rural planning and served in planning management positions in both the public and private sectors.  Most of his experience has been in the State of Florida where he has been practicing since 1985.

Mr. Cautero holds a B.S. degree in Urban-Regional Analysis and Planning from Buffalo State College and a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

His primary areas of expertise and interest are growth management, land use planning, project management, and consensus building.  He authored an article on Growth Management in Florida for The Journal of Planning and Public Policy in 1991 and was named Public Official of the Year for 1996 by the Collier County Chapter of the American Subcontractors Association.  He received the Roland Eastwood Planner of the Year Award from the Promised Lands Section of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association in 2010.  Additionally, he led project teams that received Awards of Excellence in 1992, 1997, and 2001, and an Award of Merit in 2000, from the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association and the Planning Innovation Award in 2010 from the Florida Planning and Zoning Association.

He served a term as President of the Springs Chapter of the Florida Planning and Zoning Association in 1988-89 and as Chair of the Promised Lands Section of APA-FL from 2005-07.  In addition, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Mr. Cautero is a graduate of the Leadership Collier Class of 2001 and Leadership Cape Coral in 2015.  Vince served a term as District Governor for Rotary International District 6960 in 2009-10, which includes 51 clubs in eight counties in southwest Florida.

Vince’s hobbies include reading, camping, collecting sports memorabilia, and playing bass guitar.


January 29, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Reconnecting Lee


Lee County Library
2450 First St
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
+ Google Map
(239) 533-4600