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What's New

Renovation of McGuire Park - The McGuire Park Re-Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was on October 11, 2018.  Improvements to the park were based on public input received at community meetings.  These include the construction of a new splash pad, basketball court area, shade canopies, and a new restroom facility.  For more information on McGuire Park, click here.

Parkside Revitalization Plan - Three community meetings were held to discuss the draft Revitalization Plan. The intent of the Revitalization Plan is to implement the vision of the Citizens Master Plan by setting goals, objectives, and policies for the future development within the Parkside Community Redevelopment Area. The following link discusses Parkside beginning on Page 5:  Revitalization Plan

Harbor Boulevard Update - Construction is underway to improve this gateway into Parkside.  Several action items have taken place over the past year to move this project forward to final design: May 13, 2017 the Board approved final design concepts for the boulevard enhancement project; November 12, 2014 the Board approved the undergrounding of utility lines which will allow for additional shade trees to be installed; and on January 13, 2015 the Board approved staff to obtain easements from property owners.  View conceptual design plansView project status information.

Opportunity Zone - Did you know that a Federally designated Opportunity Zone is located within Parkside CRA?  This can create exciting opportunities for private investments in the area.  For more information on Opportunity Zones, see the links below:

Parkside Map
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Information
IRS Information on Opportunity Zones

Gertrude and Aaron Street Improvements - In cooperation with Charlotte County Utilities, multi-use paths, streetlights, and landscaping will be installed along Gertrude from Caring Way to Aaron and on Aaron from Caring Way to Harbor.  These enhancements will be consistent with the Parkside Master Trails and Greenways Plan and the Streetlighting Guide.  Charlotte County Utilities will be replacing water and sewer lines as a component of this project.   This project will be constructed in coordination with the widening of Olean Boulevard.  For more information on this project, click here.

West Tarpon and Ambrose – In the summer of 2017, Charlotte County Utilities completed the installation of new water and sewer lines along West Tarpon from US41 to Ambrose and on Ambrose from West Tarpon to Elkcam.  Parkside CRA coordinated with Utilities to install multi-use paths along both of these streets to further implement the Master Trails and Greenway Plan.  (Project Map)

About the CRA 

ParksideOn Sept. 21, 2010, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved the Parkside area as a Community Redevelopment Area. Several public meetings were conducted with over 100 Parkside residents in attendance at each meeting. As a result of those meetings, the Citizens' Master Plan was written and adopted on Aug. 16, 2011. This Master Plan records the vision of the residents, prescribes actions that will be taken to revitalize the area, and provides guidance for plan initiatives.

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