Expansions planned for Fisherman’s Village in Punta Gorda

Reporter: Tiffany Rizzo Writer: Melissa Montoya
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Fisherman’s Village is set to undergo some renovations. (CREDIT: WINK News)

There is a multi-million-dollar plan to revamp Fisherman’s Village in Punta Gorda, including a hotel, housing and more shopping.

Fisherman’s Village in Punta Gorda is calling it a “quality of life” expansion. It’s expected to cost between $200 million and $300 million.

“We’ve seen a great expansion, not only of people coming here, but people coming here and wanting to work here,” said Patti Allen, public relations and government affairs for Fisherman’s Village.

In addition to a hotel, there will be condominiums, both of which will have additional retail stores, restaurants and parking. And they didn’t forget about the workforce: The plan is to add two professional buildings to create affordable housing.

“We’re partners with the community, so it’s important that we roll out all our plans and get the community to understand all [of] what we’re doing,” Allen said. “It’s important for our service workers. May you be a teacher… firemen, whatever, a professional that cannot afford to live. That’s a shame. We need them to live and work in our community.”

Despite the plans to expand, the goal is to keep the same mom-and-pop small business feel.

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