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Renovation of McGuire Park - The McGuire Park Groundbreaking was on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.  Design to renovate McGuire Park is based on public input received at the January and March 2017 community meetings.  Project status updates are posted on the McGuire Park Project Web site.
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 this presentation. 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 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 informaton.

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 enhancements 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.  (CDBG Map and 2015 Working Map

West Tarpon and Ambrose – In January 2016, the Charlotte County Utilities began 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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