Airport Authority Launches Interactive Map

GIS Parcel Viewer Shows Land Available for Lease

Punta Gorda, FL (March 8, 2021) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (Airport Authority) has launched an interactive map for PGD AviEx to help streamline commercial and aviation development on airport land. The interactive GIS map was developed to help businesses identify parcels at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) most suitable for their development needs. All of the parcels available for lease, whether airside or landside, are in the Interstate Airport Park and enjoy business-friendly ECAP zoning guidelines.

“We are excited to launch this interactive tool to help planners, developers and investors who are considering a Southwest Florida location,” said Airport Authority Vice Chair Paul Andrews. “Now, they can easily envision how their business plan will complement existing tenants and dovetail into Punta Gorda Airport’s infrastructure and capital improvement projects.”

The interactive map can be viewed on desktop computers by visiting and clicking on the far-right Interactive Map button. The ArcGIS platform will open in a separate window where users can navigate through PGD’s land parcels available for lease, ongoing and future construction projects, and current commercial tenant locations. Similar to other online GIS maps, there is a legend at the top right that can be expanded to turn on and off boundaries, roads and layers.

Desktop users can quickly identify airside parcels available to lease with runway access for aviation purposes, as well as landside property available for commercial, industrial, retail or office development. When clicking on a parcel, a black info box will appear showing details about the property, all of which can be separated or combined with adjacent parcels. Users can click on “View” next to “Site Info” to see on-the-ground photos and guidance for leasing land.

Punta Gorda Airport developed the interactive map in partnership with AECOM, one of the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firms that led the airport’s FAA-approved 2018 Master Plan Update effort. The interactive map also shows the location of current and upcoming projects, like the new General Aviation Center, ramp and hangars in the Aviation Expansion Area (PGD AviEx) on the north side of the property.

PGD AviEx is strategically located between Tampa and Miami in a Foreign Trade Zone at a small-hub commercial airport with utilities available and two direct connections to Interstate 75. The runway-adjacent area is planned to become a hub for general aviation activities to flourish, as well as a prime spot for onsite flight schools, avionics and aircraft maintenance services, and related training programs to expand.

Annual lease rates are 8-12% of the land value according to the most recent property appraisal, and are negotiable based on the length of the contract, on-airport investment and property size. Leases are subject to Fair Market Value increases.

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About Punta Gorda Airport

The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA), governed by five elected commissioners, owns and operates the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), located at 28000 Airport Road, five minutes off I-75, exits 161 and 164. PGD provides quick and easy access to Southwest Florida, and is home to commercial air service, air charters, medical transport services, aircraft maintenance and avionics repair, as well as flight schools, distributers and manufacturers. CCAA is a nontaxing entity and operates as an enterprise fund, totally supported by revenue generated from its operations including rental car concession, parking, fuel sales and hangar, building and land leases on its 2,000-acre property. The CCAA is an independent special district pursuant to chapter 189, Florida Statutes, and operates in accordance with FAA requirements and guidelines. A 2018 economic impact study by the FDOT estimated that PGD is responsible for 12,392 jobs and $1.275 billion in total economic output. For more information, visit