Little Gasparilla Island Community Plan
Purpose of the Plan
Charlotte County’s Community Planning process is a community-driven planning initiative that addresses the individual needs of the respective community planning areas. Little Gasparilla Island is one of nine community planning areas in Charlotte County on the west coast of Florida (Figure 1). The Little Gasparilla Island Community Plan addresses important community needs, identifies issues affecting these needs, and provides goals, objectives and policies in order to meet these needs.
Figure 1. Charlotte County Community Planning Areas (Source: Charlotte County)
This Community Plan expresses the community’s vision and values, and embodies public policy relative to the Charlotte County Comprehensive Plan. The Community Plan does not replace the County’s Comprehensive Plan, but expands it to address local needs. The document is organized in a manner that mirrors the County’s Comprehensive Plan.
According to state legislation, local comprehensive plans should accomplish four primary tasks:
Guide and control future development;
Overcome present problems and deal effectively with future problems, which may
result from the use and development of land;
Preserve, protect and improve health, safety and welfare; and
Protect human, environmental, social and economic resources.
Citizens of Little Gasparilla Island
LGI Advisory Committee