Sunseeker Resort -
Sunseeker Florida, Inc. (Sunseeker) has purchased approximately 22 acres of land along the Peace River within Charlotte Harbor CRA for the development of Sunseeker Resort. The associated lots and interior streets have been vacated to create a contiguous acreage area. Infrastructure improvements along the Main Street, including a new lift station, area are nearing completion, and the site privacy wall is under construction.
Additionally, Sunseeker has opened a Preview Center on Highway 41 to allow them to inform visitors about the project. A ceremonial ground breaking for the project was held on March 20, 2019. In attendance were members of the County Commission, Economic and Community Development Offices, City of Punta Gorda, contractors, media, and many other stakeholders in the project.
For more information about the planned Sunseeker development, visit the Sunseeker
Riverwalk (Project Section formerly known as Harbor Walk Phase 1A) - Live Oak Point Park – Florida Association of County Engineers and Road Superintendents (FACERS) selected Live Oak Point Park as the recipient of the FACERS 2017 Local Agency/State Agency Collaboration Project of the Year. The project according to Rebecca Price, FACERS Awards Chair, "is a wonderful example of how local agencies work hard to improve their communities."
The Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners dedicated the newly named Live Oak Point Park on June 2, 2016.
Riverwalk (Project Section formerly known as Harbor Walk Phase 1B)
– On June 27, 2017, the Board of County Commissioners approved the construction contract to build Phase 1B of the project. This phase includes a raised boardwalk to connect Live Oak Point Park to the west side of US41 sidewalk, a fishing pier, and water taxi dock. Funding for the $4.3 million was secured through six different funding sources: FDOT Enhancement Funds, Florida SUN Trail, FDEP Recreational Trail, WCIND, Charlotte County Boater Improvement Fund, and Charlotte Harbor CRA.
For more details, click the links below:Phase 1B Design Plan SUN Trail Fact Sheet
Portions of the constructed Riverwalk will remain closed until hurricane-related damage repairs to Live Oak Point Park have been completed. Expected completion is Spring 2019.
Riverwalk (Project Section formerly known as Harbor Walk Phase 2) - Includes the purchase of the property located at the corner of Melbourne and US41. This phase was funded by the 2015-2020 1% Local Sales Tax Option initiative. The property will allow for improved access to Live Oak Point Park, and the remainder of the property is expected to be included in upcoming private development. The property was purchased in September 2016.
Land Development Code
- On November 22, 2016 the Board of County Commissioners adopted the proposed changes to the land development code.
Land Development Code
Parmely Street Enhancement Project
- Design plans to include sidewalks, decorative streetlights, and signage are complete. This project will provide a safe connection from US41 to Bayshore Live Oak Park.
Charlotte Harbor Surplus Property -
Charlotte County periodically disposes of surplus property by way of a bid process. For more information regarding surplus property sales, visit Charlotte County Real Estate Services site
or call (941) 764-5580.
About the CRA
Since the Charlotte Harbor Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) was established in 1992, a linear park along the shore of Charlotte Harbor on Bayshore Drive has been completed and a new bridge has been built on Melbourne Street with decorative lighting in place. Central sewer and water lines have been installed setting the stage for opportunities for private investment. Specific architectural standards continue to enhance the historic character of the area and encourage pedestrian-friendly development.
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