Contact Information-Following are links to the email addresses for the mayor and members of city council.
The Mayor's Office and City Council Office are located on the second floor of City Hall and can be reached by phone at 239-213-1000, by fax at 239-213-1010 or by email.
City Council meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of each month, with the exception of a summer hiatus normally beginning mid-June and ending mid-August. City Council workshop meetings are held the Monday preceding the second regular City Council meeting each month. Upcoming agendas as well as minutes and annotated agendas for past meetings are available from the city clerk for all City Council meetings.
Planning Advisory Board
Purpose-The planning advisory board shall have the power and the duty to prepare and recommend to the City Council for adoption a comprehensive plan for the physical development of the city, and to perfect it. In conducting its work, the planning advisory board may consider and investigate any subject matter tending to the development and betterment of the municipality and may make recommendations as it may deem advisable concerning the adoption thereof to the City Council. The planning advisory board shall act as the zoning board for the city as provided for in the Charter. The planning advisory board shall prepare and recommend to the City Council for adoption rules and regulations governing the approval of maps and plats of the subdivisions of land within the corporate limits of the city.
Duties- (1) Conduct the comprehensive planning program and prepare the comprehensive plan or elements or portions thereof for the city;(2) Coordinate the comprehensive plan or elements or portions thereof with the comprehensive plans of other appropriate local governments and the state; (3) Recommend the comprehensive plan, or elements or portions thereof, to the city council for adoption; and(4) Monitor and oversee the effectiveness and status of the comprehensive plan and recommend to the city council such changes in the comprehensive plan as may be required.
The Planning Advisory board is comprised of 7 members and 1 alternate member. A listing of members is available on the city of Naples gov web site.
Meetings- regular meetings held 2nd Wednesday of the month at 8:30 and Workshops as needed.
Agendas are posted on the city of Naples gov web site.
Community Redevelopment Area Advisory Board (CRAAB)
City of Naples Community Redevelopment Agency
The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is governed by a board consisting of seven (7) commissioners who are the same individuals as those serving as City Council. The terms of office of the commissioners are concurrent with the terms of the Mayor and the members of the City Council. The chair and vice-chair are designated by a majority vote of the City Council.
The CRA is assisted by input from the Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board (CRAAB) whose members are primarily property and/or business owners from the district and appointed by the City Council.The CRA was created in 1994 by Resolutions 94-7098 and 94-7099. The boundaries of the CRA district were determined at the time it was created and are shown on the CRA District Map.
On January 15, 2014 City Council adopted Resolution 14-13401 approving a modified Redevelopment Plan.
Meetings The CRA meets as necessary at the City Council Chamber, 735 8th Street South, Naples.
CRA Purpose Florida State Statute Chapter 163 allows a community redevelopment agency to be created for one or more of the following purposes: the elimination and prevention of blight; the reduction or prevention of crime; the provision of affordable housing; or the rehabilitation and revitalization of coastal resort and tourist areas that are deteriorating and economically distressed.The primary goal of the City of Naples is to provide a tool through the CRA that will guide private and public initiatives for creating economic development, improved physical characteristics, encourage investment in Downtown Naples, improve the quality of life for residents, and establish a framework for the proper evolution of the CRA District.
CRA Documents (online city Naples gov web site)
Design Review Board
The purpose of the Design Review Board is to promote the public health, safety and general welfare by reviewing proposed petitions and recommending regulations necessary to: (1) Preserve existing areas of natural beauty and cultural importance;(2) Assure that buildings and structures, along with associated signage, landscaping, lighting or other development, contribute in a positive way to the public environment of the city; (3) Prevent the development of structures or uses which are not of acceptable exterior design or appearance or are of inferior quality or likely to have a depreciating effect on the public environment, or surrounding area, by reason of appearance or value; (4) Consistent with other provisions of this Code, eliminate conditions, structures, along with associated design, landscaping, lighting, and signage, which by reason of their effect tend to degrade the appearance, health, safety or general welfare of the community; and (5) Provide a continuing source of programs and means of improving the city's public environment.
What is design review?
Design review is intended to be a process for owners, architects and developers to work toward achieving a better community through attention to simple design principles. Those principles are identified in the guidelines of the City of Naples Design Review Handbook.
Design review is not intended to address zoning issues. Please refer to the City of Naples Comprehensive Development Code (CDC) for zoning regulations. If these design guidelines conflict with provisions of the CDC, the latter shall prevail. Design review offers a flexible approach, an alternative to creating additional prescriptive zoning requirements, which will promote new development that contributes to the public realm. The City of Naples Design Review Board (DRB) is a volunteer body with experience and expertise to discuss and review the design of a project as it relates to the guidelines and the Naples community.
What projects are subject to design review?
The DRB covers aspects of architecture, landscaping, lighting and signage for the following projects:
• New buildings;
• Building additions over 1,000 square feet; or
• Substantial changes to building facades in Commercial, Multifamily, Planned Development (PD), and Public Service (PS) zoning districts. Single family zoning districts are not subject to design review.
Who serves on the DRB?
The DRB is a 5-member board appointed by City Council. The Board is programmed to include the following membership (to the extent that qualified volunteers are available):
• 2 architects*;
• 1 landscape architect*; and
• 2 at-large city residents.
*Architects and landscape architects may reside in the city or Collier County. Other members must live in the city. The majority of Board members must be city residents.
A listing of members of the Design Review Board is available on the City of Naples web site.
Design Review board Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 9:00 AM