Babcock Ranch, the community under construction on a parcel that straddles the Lee County-Charlotte County line, aims to be both the nation’s first solar-powered city and the first to have its own lightning-protection system. The system, made by Sunrise-based Thor Guard, will sound an alarm when it detects lightning within 10 miles of the 17,000-acre development and then send a different signal when the lightning moves beyond 10 miles away. Thor Guard President Bob Dugan says a typical Thor Guard system, covering 50 acres, costs $10,000. Similar systems, Dugan says, are in use now at college campuses and multiple NFL stadiums.
Lee Health and Babcock Ranch have sealed a deal to give the public hospital system exclusive rights to perform medical services in the new, ecologically minded community northeast of Fort Myers. The deal, which the…Read More
"Babcock Ranch, the nation’s first solar city–years in the making–is celebrating a major milestone." We are very excited to announce that our first homeowners, Richard and Robin Kinley, moved into their new home on January…Read More