Punta Gorda Isles is a beloved community where the majority of residences front wide canals that lead boaters into Charlotte Harbor and onward into the Gulf of Mexico. The origins of the area date back to 1958, when development first began on this picturesque region.
Al Johns and Bud Cole hired Farr Law Firm to help with the acquisition of the land, approval of contracts, titles and plans and oversee zoning issues. Most importantly, the firm worked to acquire all the permits to dig the canals, lakes, and waterways that make up the areas of today’s Punta Gorda Isles, Burnt Store Marina and Deep Creek. As Punta Gorda Isles acquired new tracts of land, it immediately annexed them into the City of Punta Gorda, and by this process, the city and its subdivisions grew. Now the majority of the city’s population and area are comprised of the Punta Gorda Isles subdivisions.