Toll Free:

Creative Solutions Help Revitalize Gulf Coast Town Center

WGI helped the project’s owner reimagine and revitalize the outdoor shopping center into a pedestrian-friendly destination for the entire community.
Gulf Coast Town Center

Originally developed in the 1990s, Gulf Coast Town Center is a mixed-use retail and entertainment shopping center located on approximately 80 acres in Fort Myers, Florida. The property is located north of Florida Gulf Coast University and is at the epicenter of Southwest Florida’s main growth corridor, featuring many of the nation’s top retailers and restaurateurs.

When the project’s owner was looking for a consultant to help design extensive outdoor upgrades to the center, they turned to WGI. We worked closely with the client to develop creative strategies to help breathe new life into the development and attract locals and visitors to the site.

Throughout the site, common areas and underutilized spaces were transformed into experiential gathering spaces and interactive features.  Water features, shade trellises, lighting features, seating, and beautiful new landscaping make the area feel more like a park than a shopping center.

At the Center Roundabout, the primary focal point for the center, WGI designed a dynamic and colorful sculpture that features an interactive misting system. It is surrounded by lush landscaping, water features, and plenty of seating options. Check out how our design concept turned into reality:

GCTC-Roundabout-1GCTC-Roundabout-2

This project is another great example of how our multidisciplinary approach can benefit clients by being a “one stop shop.” We provided planning, environmental, landscape architecture, civil engineering, and structural engineering services for the project. We also served as the owner’s local expert, helping to navigate the project through the Lee County entitlements and permitting process.

We're ready to re-imagine your project

Contact WGI today and let’s discuss how our wide variety of services and expertise can reinvigorate life into your next project!

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

Related

office development
Publications

Office Development: What’s Next?

Creativity is required to serve the “Tenant of Tomorrow” as their needs will likely change as more employees work from home, at least part of the time.

JOIN THE TEAM

You’ve been searching for a place like WGI. We look forward to meeting you soon.

We're
Nearby

Enter your zip code, and we’ll personalize your experience with local projects, office locations, team members, and more.

WGI's success starts with our Associates

WGI supports its associates with meaningful opportunities for growth, strong benefits and perks, while we work collaboratively with clients and co-consultants to shape and improve communities.

Our Team in Action

Join the Team

WGI is a dynamic organization with opportunities nationwide for engineers, land surveyors, landscape architects, environmental scientists, and architects.