September 2022

It's Back to the Drawing Board for City Marketplace Plan

Geis Construction, Inc. recently proposed a densely populated multipurpose development in Punta Gorda’s city center. The developer was asking the city to revise its zoning codes and give up many amenities in and around city center site. Geis presented its proposal at a contentious August 22 Planning Commission meeting. In a split vote, the Planning Commission did not recommend that Council move forward with this project. Geis Companies withdrew their Planned Development application on September 1, 2022. 

Read why TEAM felt the proposal fell short. 

Here is the Sun Newspaper's take on it. 

Meet Our New Board Members

TEAM is pleased to announce the addition of four new directors and two new student directors to its 14-member board. Pictured right are student directors Veronica Conant and Colin Wilburn, each a Naval Reserve Officer, Charlotte County High School. 

Other new members include: Darcy Hanley, retired school administrator, real estate broker, active in Punta Gorda Rotary Club. Craig Holt, Manager, Four Points Sheraton Punta Gorda. Member, Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce. Debra Hoyt, retired high school teacher, active in Punta Gorda Volunteer Police Patrol and other volunteer activities. And Jake Dye, retired Army Colonel, active volunteer with Isles Yacht Club, PGI Canal Advisory Committee and PG Boater’s Alliance. Welcome!

See all of TEAM's board members.


Read the Vietnam Wall Story

A compelling story detailing the history of the Punta Gorda Veterans' Park Vietnam Wall has been written by TEAM board vice president Betsy Spagnolo and retired Air Force General Dick Carr. It was submitted to America in Bloom's "Vibrant Community" nationwide contest. Winners will be announced at the end of this month.  

Read the story.

Sunseeker Exec to Speak at Annual Community Meeting

TEAM's January 26, 2023 Annual Community Meeting will feature remarks and insight from Micah Richins, President and Chief Operating Officer of Sunseeker Resorts Charlotte Harbor, slated to open in May. The meeting will be held at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association. The event will be capacity controlled because of the level of interested expected.   

Most Vibrant City? Believe it.

A second submission to America in Bloom’s “Outstanding Achievement Award” was written by Joyce Laubach. The category is “Celebrating Vitality.” A perfect opportunity to highlight what makes Punta Gorda the best place to live, work and play. This story will surely put a smile on your face. 

Read the story.

Welcome Platinum Sponsors

Two new and one renewing Platinum sponsor join us this edition. Four Points Punta Gorda Harborside is no stranger to TEAM. They have hosted mixers and are one of the free Bike Loaner program sites. Manager Craig Holt is one of TEAM's new board members. 

Time Insurance opened its multi-faceted business in Punta Gorda in 2004 and has been a loyal TEAM sponsor since 2005, the year following Hurricane Charley.  

Acme Bicycle is now Trek Bicycle Store of Punta Gorda, same location, same relationship with TEAM. They will continue to source the now familiar yellow loaner bikes seen around our city.

If you or your business would like the special recognition received by Platinum Sponsorship, please give us a call at 941-637-8326.

North Port Sunday 10-23-22

Register for this fun, well-organized, scenic bike ride that travels through some of North Port’s most beautiful, natural settings featuring the Florida pine flatwoods and the parks that border the Myakkahatchee Creek.

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TEAM Punta Gorda is a volunteer-driven organization committed to making Punta Gorda a wonderful place to live, work, and play. We invite your time, talent, and treasure to champion TEAM. Contact us at 941-637-8326 or email [email protected]. 

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