Super garages with room for a motorhome or large boat are planned for a neighborhood of custom-built homes in Cape Coral, Fla., according to a report in the Fort Myers News-Press.
The doorway will be about 15 to 18 feet high to provide clearance for an RV with a height of about 11.5 feet, said developer Mel Wroten of Realty Partners & Co. of Cape Coral.
RV garages will be placed at the rear of properties and be connected by breezeways to the homes, Wroten said.
The project, Pinewood Lakes, may be the first of its kind for Southwest Florida.
“It’s the only gated community that will be RV friendly,” Wroten said.
“There are other communities in the state that have that, but there is nothing locally,” said Jack Carver, spokesman for the Florida RV Trade Association.
The development will help offset a ruling by Cape Coral to ban outdoor RV parking, requiring RV owners to store their vehicles when not in use.
Pinewood Lakes still has to go through Cape Coral’s zoning commission and the city council to get its plans approved.
City officials are formulating the terms and conditions Wroten must meet for the project.