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Little Gasparilla Island Community Plan

Policy 1.1.2. New zoning may include incentives to encourage lot aggregation and other density-reduction measures.

Objective 1.2. Charlotte County will coordinate with the LGI Advisory Committee to identify an island site that serves as the location from which community services may be provided.

Objective 1.3. While low-density residential will remain the principal land use on Little Gasparilla Island, Charlotte County will explore zoning revisions and other measures to promote limited commercial and community land uses on the island.

Policy 1.3.1. Charlotte County recognizes that some existing uses on the island are nonconforming and that those nonconformities should be conformed to the existing County Codes.

Policy 1.3.2. The residents of Little Gasparilla Island expressed a desire for little, if any, commercial development on the island. Any commercial property on Little Gasparilla Island is subject to federal, state, and County regulations and must receive the appropriate zoning classification from its current designation of residential uses. The LGI Advisory Committee will review all proposals for zoning change and will make a recommendation to the Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners. Proposed zoning changes must clearly show that there is a unique need for, and resulting benefit to, the Little Gasparilla Island community. The LGI Advisory Committee will base its recommendation on varied criteria including, but not limited to: needs, benefit, scope, infrastructure, impacts and community conformity.

Goal 2. Manage growth and the rate of growth in a manner that ensures the sustainability of its resources and the attainability of its community vision.

Objective 2.1. Consistent with Objective 1.4 of the Charlotte County Comprehensive Plan, the County in partnership with the LGI Advisory Committee will explore the feasibility of reducing the number of vacant platted lots.

Policy 2.1.1. Land acquisition for conservation and green space will be promoted. The acquisition of land and partnership opportunities should be explored.

Policy 2.1.2. Charlotte County will encourage the LGI Advisory Committee to work with private entities to reduce platted lots through assembly and deplatting, public acquisition, transfers of density rights, and may explore the possibility of lot swaps.

Policy 2.1.3. In order to provide viable development alternatives to Little Gasparilla Island lot owners, stakeholders shall work with the LGI Advisory Committee to explore land development alternatives.

Citizens of Little Gasparilla Island


LGI Advisory Committee

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