CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - County leaders are sprucing up Charlotte County. From signs to landscapes, leaders are looking at areas they say could use a facelift.
"It's beautiful here," said Don Kerr.
Kerr has lived in Charlotte County for nearly a decade and says no matter which side of the 41 bridge you're on, it's a sight worth capturing.
"The parks, the water, you're within five minutes if the water, you're within five minutes of the harbor," he added.
But leaders say, some improvements might be in order.
"Increase some of the standards on the county maintained roadways, the county owned roadways going into the City of Punta Gorda," said Shuan Cullinan.
It's a place that stands out for it's landscaping, signage, and building design. Planning and Zoning Official Shuan Cullinan says, leaders are looking at main thoroughfares like 41, Jones Loop and US 17 and discussing how they can improve the overall appearance.
"Obviously signage is a big deal, the City of Punta Gorda has more monument type signage where the county allows other types of signage such as a pole signs and things like that... aesthetics will help to increase property values," he added.
Regardless of what changes could come down the road, Cullinan says they want to find out what's best for those who live and do business here.
"When people develop or redevelop it will cost them more money so we want to make sure that we're not just need jerking and we're getting a lot of good public input," he added.