McGuire Park Groundbreaking - Mark your calendars and spread the word... The McGuire Park Groundbreaking will be on Tuesday, September 19 at 3 p.m. McGuire Park is located at 21125 McGuire Avenue, Port Charlotte.
Renovation of McGuire Park - Design is underway to renovate McGuire Park based on public input received at the January and March community meetings. Draft Concept plans have been developed. Plans will be reviewed by the Board of County Commissioners for final approval in the near future.
The Parkside Visual Preference Survey
concluded on August 28, 2015. Over 7,500 total votes were cast on 56 different examples of development for the Parkside Core area, located between U.S. 41, the Elkcam Waterway, Austin Avenue, and the Sunrise Waterway. The results of that voting are available in
. Land development regulations and architectural design standards will be prepared using the results of the survey, and these regulations will be presented to the residents of Parkside before beginning the adoption process. For more information please contact Matt Trepal at 941-764-4934. More information.
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 Revitalization Plan will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners in 2016 to consider adopting the plan into the Charlotte County Comprehensive Plan.
Revitalization Plan Presentation September 30, 2014
Harbor Boulevard Update
- Design 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 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. Final design and permitting are expected to be completed once all the easements are secured.
View conceptual design plans
Elkcam Boulevard Utility and Enhancement Project
- This project was completed in 2015 and included
both utility work and a 10 foot multi-use pathway. Shade trees were
installed on the east side of Elkcam and decorative trees on the east side from
US41 to Midway. Utility work included the replacement of existing potable
waterlines and some sections of new sanitary sewer lines plus the installation
of a reclaimed water line. On January 12, 2016, the Parkside CRA Board directed staff to complete design
for the installation of decorative streetlights on the east side of Elkcam and
an eight foot wide sidewalk on the west side of Elkcam. See photo.
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 enhancement will be consistent with the Parkside Master Trails and Greenways Plan and the Streetlighting Guide. A $750,000 Community Development Block Grant was awarded by the State to help offset the project costs. Charlotte County Utilities will be replacing water and sewer lines as a component of this project Design plans are expected to be completed by May 2016. (CDBG Map
and 2015 Working Map
West Tarpon and Ambrose
– In January 2016, the Charlotte County Utilities has begun the installation of new water and sewer lines along West Tarpon from US41 to Ambrose and on Ambrose from West Tarpon to Elkcam. The Utility project is expected to be completed in early 2017. Parkside CRA will coordinate with Utilities and install multi-use paths along both of these streets to further implement the Master Trails and Greenway Plan. (Project Map
Streetlighting Guide was developed to assure consistency in design throughout Parkside.
On 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.