Inside the former Amtel Hotel

Fort Myers, Florida - The former Amtel Hotel high-rise is now under new ownership and on Thursday we went on a tour of the building that's been vacant for seven years. There is a lot of work to do over the next year and half - the developer hopes to turn this rundown facility into a luxurious community for the 55 and older crowd.

"You won't recognize this structure when it's complete," said Bob McFarlane, developer. "What we will do is bring you on a quick tour."

Only our cameras were allowed inside the downtown Fort Myers high rise with McFarlane. It is what will soon be Campo Felice and we are told it will be great for lecture halls and dance halls.

It will also be where more than 300 people who are 55 and older will call home - but there is a lot of work to do before that happens.

The view will remain the same.

We made our way to the roof overlooking neighborhoods around the high rise - and hidden all the way at the bottom is a 1972 Rolls Royce that has reportedly been there for seven years.

Lance Scoggin owns a business right across the street and can't wait for the new residents for his business.

Right now, crews are already working on repairing leaks and remodeling is expected to start in April. People are expected to move in next summer.


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