Planning and Zoning Board recommends rezoning 40-acre Charlotte Co. parcel

Author: Nancy Semon, Gulfshore Business
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Burnt Store Corridor residents inched closer to possibly having a neighborhood shopping center, when the Charlotte County Planning and Zoning Board voted 2-1 June 8 to recommend approval for land-use and zoning changes for a 41.31-acre parcel. 

During the more than two-hour hearing on the applicant’s request, emotions ran high as two sides expressed opposing views. 

Pirate Harbor residents William and Laura Fischer, who own acreage in the southern portion of Charlotte County in Punta Gorda, were represented by an attorney, professional planner and transportation expert who gave presentations stating why the area is ripe for retail commercial development. 

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