Is he mad?
For the past nine months, Jack Luft has been plotting a transformation of downtown Fort Myers that will blow people’s minds.
Working from an aerie above United Ale House, the man-about-downtown Fort Myers has plotted a vision of the pleasing but sleepy city center as a hub for artists and art patrons humming 24-7.
If you’re on mobile, click here for the interactive.
Step number one: Take key, mostly city-owned parcels between the Edison and Caloosahatchee bridges and turn them into:
• a 1,400-seat symphony/opera house
• a 500-seat repertory theater
• a 4,000-square-foot black box theater
• a 30,000+-square-foot expansion space for the Sidney Berne Davis Art Center
• a 30,000-square foot museum of fine arts
• a 3,000+-seat amphitheater for open air concerts
• a college for the performing and visual arts
• an institute for film and digital arts
• commercial art galleries