Collaboratory kick-off launches Midtown redevelopment
May 5, 2017
Combine the words “collaboration” with “laboratory” and you get “collaboratory.” Portmonteau run the gamut from the iconic (spork, jackalope, rockumentary, broasted) to the inadvisable to the utterly groan-inducing. But we like “collaboratory.” It’s got enough Willy Wonka to make it scrumdiddlyumptious while steering clear of vermicious knids.
In the capable hands of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, we are excited to put a capital C on Collaboratory. The former railroad depot that, until recently, housed the Southwest Florida Museum of History, has begun a transformation that will invoke the pioneering spirit of discovery that shaped Fort Myers history. In turn, the Collaboratory will become the cornerstone of the Midtown redevelopment project and will shape Fort Myers’ future.
If you weren’t able to make it to the recent construction kickoff, you can still share in the excitement (Dunbar HS Drum Line – wow!). It’s all about sharing – bringing the community together and creating connections as the railroad once did. Say hello to the “new rail.” Here we go!