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Save Charming Downtown Punta Gorda

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Please Save Charming Downtown Punta Gorgeous.

City Council is proposing a drastic 68% increase from 50 feet to 84 feet for zoning for the entire downtown area of Punta Gorda, the City Center District. 

This would dramatically destroy our small town. We are not in favor of this proposal.

Building heights of "84 feet of habitable space over base flood elevation" could allow buildings as tall as 94 to 101 feet above the sidewalk since some downtown sidewalks are 3 to 7 feet below base flood elevation and non-habitable height for elevator and air conditioning mechanicals are allowed to increase height by another 10 feet.  Allowing buildings similar to the size of the Sunseekers Resort would ruin the charming appeal of downtown Punta Gorda.

There are other areas for growth opportunities in Punta Gorda. We must apply Smart Growth principles so that we can maintain our delightful small town feel in our downtown area.


Thank you to City Council for soliciting input from the community residents of Punta Gorda in this very important decision which would impact all of us that live here.



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