07/30/2001   General Marco River Permit Area Roberts Bay Permit Area Collier Bay Permit Area Barfield Bay Area Big Key Permit Area Marco Shores (Collier Read - Unit 24)   Source
1926   Colliers purchase 10,327 acres from the state of Florida, approximately 9,500 acres of which are in the Marco Beach subdivision               A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
March 1964   Deltona enters into joint venture with Collier interests                
July 1964     After notice and public hearing Zoning approved by County After notice and public hearing Zoning approved by County After notice and public hearing Zoning approved by County After notice and public hearing Zoning approved by County After notice and public hearing Zoning approved by County     A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
August 1964     After notice and hearing subdivision plats are approved and recorded             A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
October 1964   Letter from the Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service - advisor to the Corps on matters of environmental concern - commending Deltona for its responsible development plan and suggesting tht Deltona communicate its story to conservation organizations and magazines               The Last Paradise - Douglas Waitley
October 1964     Corps approves construction of Marco River Permit area After notice and hearing subdivision plats are approved and recorded           A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
October 1964     After county and state hearings, Bulkhead lines are established             A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
October 1964     County dredge and fill permit issued after notice and public hearing             A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
October 22, 1964     State dredge and fill permit issued after notice and hearing             A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
October 27, 1964     Corpsof engineers' permit issued             A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
November 1964         After notice and hearing subdivision plats are approved and recorded         A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
December 31, 1964     State of Florida approves registration for sale State of Florida approves registration for sale State of Florida approves registration for sale State of Florida approves registration for sale State of Florida approves registration for sale     A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
January 1965     Deed restrictions are recorded Deed restrictions are recorded Deed restrictions are recorded Deed restrictions are recorded Deed restrictions are recorded     A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
January 1965           After notice and hearing subdivision plats are approved and recorded After notice and hearing subdivision plats are approved and recorded     A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
____1964 - January 31, 1965   Seven public hearings on the development               A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
January 31, 1965   Project opened for sale Property released for sale Property released for sale           A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
1965         Property released for sale         A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
June 1965       After county and state hearings, Bulkhead lines are established After county and state hearings, Bulkhead lines are established After county and state hearings, Bulkhead lines are established After county and state hearings, Bulkhead lines are established     A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
1966           Property released for sale Property released for sale     A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
July 1967   "At the Interior's urging, the Corps agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding that required a full-scale review at the highest levels in Washington concernign any dredge and fill permit of which the Interior did not approve"               The Last Paradise - Douglas Waitley
September 1967       Corps of Engineers Permit applied for           The Last Paradise - Douglas Waitley
1967   Chapter 253, Florida Statutes, was substantially revised to provide for detailed environmental reviews               A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
February 1968       County dredge and fill permit issued after notice and public hearing           A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
April 1968       State dredge and fill permit issued after notice and hearing           A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
April 1969               After county and state hearings, Bulkhead lines are established   A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
July 1969       "Brigadier General F. P. Koisch, director of the Corps Civil Works division, wrote to Interior's Under Secretary Russell Train that he viewed Deltonas' dredge and fill request favorably"           The Last Paradise - Douglas Waitley
December 1969       Corpsof engineers' permit issued           A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
January 1970   The National Environmental Policy Act became effective               A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
February 17, 1970               After notice and public hearing Zoning approved by County   A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
February 17, 1970               After notice and hearing subdivision plats are approved and recorded   A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
February 1970               Deed restrictions are recorded   A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
March 16, 1970               State of Florida approves registration for sale   A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
April 1970   The Federal Water Quality Improvement Act of 1970 became law. It , for the first time, required state certification of water quality as a prerequisite to the obtainment of a Corps of Engineers permit. This new requirement obligated Deltona to udertake massive studies, engage in protracted hearings, and present evidence of satisfactory water quality.               A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
May 1970               Propery is released for sale   A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
October 6, 1970               County dredge and fill permit issued after notice and public hearing   A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
October 1970         County dredge and fill permit issued after notice and public hearing         A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
March 16, 1971   "Marco Island Fate Rests with Cabinet" - article anticipating "Tuesday"s Cabinet meeting where Joel Kuperberg, executive director of the Trustees for the IIF was expected to give his reccomendatiuons on dredge permit extensions               Unidentified article believed to be from The Miami Herald - Naples Bureau Chief, Tom Morgan
July 20, 1971   "State, Marco Agree on Land Deal" - Governor Ruben Askew and the Cabinet reached and agreement on the development of Marco Island - land swap               The Miami Herald - Gulf Coast News - July 21, 1971
October 1971         State dredge and fill permit issued after notice and hearing         A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
End of 1971   Deltona and the Trustees of Florida's Internal Improvement Fund agree that Deltona would deed to the State 4,000 acres just south of Marco Island...in exchange for permits to complete the Island. Part of this land had already been deeded.                
October 12, 1971   "State Completes Marco Island Trade Off"               The Miami Herald - florida Report - Oct. 13, 1971
October 1972           County dredge and fill permit issued after notice and public hearing County dredge and fill permit issued after notice and public hearing     A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
November 1972           State dredge and fill permit issued after notice and hearing State dredge and fill permit issued after notice and hearing     A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
November 24, 1970               State dredge and fill permit issued after notice and hearing   A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
June 1972               Water quality certification hearing before the Florida Department of Polution Control Board   A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
February 1973               Water quality certification hearing before the Florida Department of Polution Control Board; Board requires Deltona to submit additional water quality evidence   A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
July 1973   Deltona notified that an environmental impact statement would be required as part of the Corps process.               A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
October 1973   Chapter 478, florida Statutes, amended to require a developer to obtain necessary environmental approvals prior to registering properties for sale with the state.               A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
December 1973               State dredge and fill permit extended, conditioned upon review after Water Quality Certification   A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
December 1973 +/-   All undeveloped Marco inventory is taken off the market               Deltona Annual reports
March 1974   Federal court in Tampa rules - in a landmark decision involving a project in St. Petersburg - that federal jurisdiction on water pollution includes tidal wetlands - to the mean high water mark.               Naples Area - consumer, Business & Real Estate New, april 29, 1974
April 1974   The Florida Polution Control Board certified that the proposed development would comply with sections of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972, specifying only that tributary canals be modified.               Background Information - the Development of Marco Island, Fla. - The Deltona Corporation
April 1974         Water Quality Certificate issued Water Quality Certificate issued Water Quality Certificate issued     A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
April 3,1974   New regulations are adopted by the Corps of Engineers extending their jurisdiction, previously limited to "navigable waters" - this following the ruling in Tampa a month earlier               Naples Area - consumer, Business & Real Estate New, april 29, 1974
April 1975         Draft impact statement issued by the Corps of Engineers for the three permit areas Draft impact statement issued by the Corps of Engineers for the three permit areas Draft impact statement issued by the Corps of Engineers for the three permit areas     Background Information - the Development of Marco Island, Fla. - The Deltona Corporation
July 1975   Company informed that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may seek to assert regulatory jurisdiction               A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
Thru August 1975   Total of 55 public hearings have been held on the Marco project               A Brief Chronology of the Marco Island Development - The Deltona Corporation August 1975
April 16, 1976         Corps of Engineers dredge and fill perit is granted Corps of Engineers dredge and fill perit is denied Corps of Engineers dredge and fill perit is denied