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Colten is an Associate in Henderson Franklin's Land Use and Environmental Law and Real Estate Departments after two successful Summer Associate internships with Henderson Franklin. He is passionate about land use law because it gives him an opportunity to play a part in the development of Southwest Florida while paying respect to its history. As a third-generation Fort Myers native, he has a vested interest in preserving the unique attributes of the City while fostering its growth and promoting lasting improvements.

Colten achieved his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Duke University and went on to achieve his Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law. He may be reached at

On November 20, 2023, the Fort Myers City Council took a significant step toward amending the city’s Land Development Code. The proposed changes, presented during the council’s meeting, cover a wide range of issues—from new zoning categories to food truck regulations. Below are a few key highlights and potential implications of these proposed revisions.
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