Alligator Creek Access to PGI Bird Section Looks Promising
April 19, 2016 | Brett Bishop
Alligator Creek Access to PGI Bird Section looks promising. What started out as a meeting of a few interested people at the end of 2013, has become a full-fledged project with a very focused plan and purpose. The Punta Gorda Boaters Alliance, through its Alligator Creek Access committee, is making some serious progress in reaching its goal of having a cut-through developed to Alligator Creek. This cut-through will provide tremendous benefits to property owners in “The Bird Section” and southern areas of Punta Gorda Isles. For years, the Bird Section of Punta Gorda Isles has been a highly desired section due to its sailboat waterfront property and younger age homes. However, there has always been a major drawback to living in this area of Punta Gorda, FL. The time to open water in this section is an eternity! Anywhere from 35 minutes to over an hour to be exact. When you want to jump in the boat and enjoy everything that the Southwest Florida lifestyle has to offer, you don’t want to feel like you always spend most of your boating time at no wake speeds in the canals.
The Alligator Creek Access committee held a rally at the Isles Yacht Club on March 3rd. This rally was a huge success with over 400 people in attendance. Hans Wilson of Hans Wilson Associates, the engineering firm hired by the committee to develop its feasibility study, directed a 22 slide presentation providing the results and conclusions of that study. Basically, other than the usual permitting issues with the Army Corps of Engineers, everything looks good for the Alligator Creek cut-through. From a boater’s perspective, access to the open waters of Charlotte Harbor will be drastically reduced which in turn should serve to increase property values in this area. From an environmental perspective, this will add another point of entry for aquatic species into the protected canal system of PGI.
All in all, what started as an idea among a few people, looks to be gaining ground and it becoming a reality is actually quite promising. The City Council of Punta Gorda is on board with the idea as long as the majority of the community approves of it. The fact that approximately $10,000 was donated by the community for the feasibility study along with a turnout of over 400 people at the meeting shows a great deal of Punta Gorda’s citizens support the cut-through. If you would like to show your support for the Alligator Creek Access, then you can download and print the support letter form here.
If you’ve been thinking about a warmer climate, at least during the winter months, then there is no better waterfront community to enjoy it in than Punta Gorda Isles. Careful planning, progress, and growth are making living here even better. Start looking for your new waterfront home in the Bird Section and southern areas of Punta Gorda Isles with us today. We welcome you to browse through the MLS listings of waterfront homes for sale in Punta Gorda Isles below. Let us know if we can assist you in buying or selling your Punta Gorda Isles home by calling us, Bishop Realty Group, at 941-281-5002. Find a home or condo for sale in Punta Gorda Isles here, or select from one of the beautiful waterfront homes below!