Consulting & Permitting

Our consultation and permitting services involve guiding clients through the specific regulatory processes applicable to their project. With more than eight years of experience in southwest Florida, we are familiar with regional permitting regulations and planning guidelines for Lee and Collier counties, as well as the City of Sanibel. Our designers can foresee challenges unique to the southwest Florida environment and help clients navigate the permitting process. Our consultation and permitting services can include:

  • Ensuring plan compliance with local permitting regulations and planning guidelines – City of Sanibel, Lee & Collier Counties
  • Due Diligence on all properties prior to beginning construction documents
  • Vegetation Plans and Planning & Natural Resources Permitting through City of Sanibel
    • For site / landscape remodel and new home construction
    • Assist Client/ General Contractor to obtain Vegetation Permits and Certificates of Occupancy for remodel and new construction
    • As-Built Record Drawings
    • City of Sanibel: Licensed Vegetation Contractor Mangrove Trimmer
  • Permitting documents for Residential and Commercial Projects in Lee and Collier Counties

"Leigh was great to work with on the landscaping on our house on Sanibel Island.  She did a great job designing our landscaping and over-seeing the planting of the entire project. I would highly recommend Coastal Vista Design for any landscaping project."

Residential Remodel - Bob Preston

"I am extremely thrilled with Leigh’s work. Her vision, communication, follow through and end result have ALWAYS exceeded my expectations. We started with one project and are now on our fourth with Coastal Vista Design, I think that says it all!"

- Captiva Island, K. Moorehead

“Leigh Gevelinger of Coastal Vista design has truly transformed our property from a landscaping perspective, she can do it all! Extremely professional, a creative designer, extremely organized, resourceful and very well detailed. Keeps the owner in the loop of communication throughout the project. A truly collaborative approach with the owners, listening to their needs and vision. Understands budgets, and maintains a very high degree of quality and expectations from her resources. Dedicated to providing a quality product, and customer satisfaction. Would highly recommend!”

- Mitch & Nan

"Coastal Vista Design is a delight to work with. Leigh has great command of creative and interesting landscaping concepts. She is very customer focused and attentive to all aspects of the job. She exceeds expectations every time. She is a true professional in every sense of the word!!"

- Coastal Vista Design Client








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