Deltona obtained governmental approvals to build Marco Island before Collier County adopted an impact fee ordinance to fund schools, parks, etc. Similar to other developers of that era, in order to obtain governmental approval of their master plan and to provide for the needs of a future community, Deltona set aside lands for churches, parks, fire stations, utility plants, schools, beach access (the donation of Tigertail beach to Collier County and Residents Beach for Islanders), and for medical needs. Deltona transferred the subject property to Collier County, which later conveyed the subject property to an entity controlled by Naples Community Hospital.
Deltona placed deed restrictions on the property and, like the Residents Beach, which ended up being controlled by MICA, those deed restrictions, to the extent still in place, are currently enforced by MICA. In the last few years a school site, known as Tract K, was sold by the Collier County School Board with the understanding that the proceeds be used on Marco Island for the new high school (MIA).
In order to accommodate the concerns of MICA and the community as a whole, in connection with a 2018 amendment to deed restrictions, NCH agreed that all proceeds from the sale of this property would be retained on Marco Island and used for health needs. 100% of those funds are being applied to cover part of the costs of constructing and equipping the proposed state of the Urgent Care Center. The ALF to be built on the parcel being sold is also health-related, fulfilling the care needs of our older residents, a fact that was recognized over 27 years ago when the deed restrictions were amended by MICA to allow an ALF use on this property.