The Town's ordinance to the right, state that walkovers are permitted by right.
Please look at the Town's ordinance posted here and see it for yourself.
The Town went to great lengths to describe our project as something other than a walkover. Their intent was to force us into applying for a "Special Exception" claiming our project was something different than a walkover.
Kurt and I fought that and we lost, so that forced us into a position of applying to the Town for a "Special Exception" to get a building permit.
To apply for the Special Exception, Kurt and I had to submit an application to the Town Local Planning Agency (LPA) board and attempt to get a recommendation to approve our request for the "Special Exception".
Kurt and I presented our project and accompanying information to the Town LPA board and they voted 7 to 0 to APPROVE the recommendation of our project to the Town Council.
Town of Ft Myers Beach Walkover Ordinance 6-336