Harbor Walk Phase 1B
– On June 27, the Board of County Commissioners approved the construction contract to build Phase 1B of the Harbor Walk 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 has been secured through six different funding: FDOT Enhancement Funds; Florida SUN Trail; FDEP Recreational Trail; WCIND; Charlotte County Boater Improvement Fund; and Charlotte Harbor CRA. Pre-construction meetings are being scheduled. The project is expected to be completed in mid-2018. Phase 1B Design Plan
Harbor Walk Phase 1A - Live Oak Point Park – Florida PHASES 1A AND 1B
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 award will be presented to Kelly Slaughter, Public Works Project Manager at the annual conference on June 30.
Land Development Code
- On November 22, 2016 the Board of County Commissioners adopted the proposed changes to the land development code.
Land Development Code
The Charlotte Harbor and the Punta Gorda Community Redevelopment Agencies enjoyed hosting 576 registered participants and 30 generous sponsors who helped support this year's 9th Annual Hands Across the Harbor Half Marathon Bridge Run, Ride, and Roll. In addition to great weather, there was a lot of activity with entertainment, warm-up and cool-down exercises, and raffle prizes. Proceeds from the event will benefit educational programs at the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center. Participants also received a complimentary Pancake Breakfast provided by the Charlotte County Fire/EMS – MDA Committee, and donations were accepted by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
In the spirit of a creating a healthier community, Hands Across the Harbor registered as an Athletics for a Fit Planet – "green" event which asked for the athletes help by signing up online and carpooling.
Save the date for next year's 10th Annual Hands Across the Harbor Half Marathon Bridge Run, Ride, and Roll to be held on January 27, 2018.
2017 event photos are now available online. Download for free at:
Harbor Walk Phase 2 - Includes the purchase of the property located at the corner of Melbourne and US41. This phase is 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 redeveloped with a commercial use by a private developer. The property was purchased in September 2016. Site improvements are expected to begin in 2017.
Parmely Street Enhancement Project
- Design plans to include sidewalks, decorative streetlights, and signage are 90% completed. This project will provide a safe connection from US41 to Bayshore Live Oak Park.
- The 2016-2017 Charlotte Harbor CRA
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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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