PEACE RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COMPETES CONSTRUCTION
PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. — The Charlotte County School District has opened Peace River Elementary School, a $23 million, 112,000-square-foot property in Port Charlotte. The two-story school includes 47 classrooms and labs, a media center, a multi-purpose/dining area, a separate physical education building and two fenced-in playgrounds. The facility will replace the previous school building, which was destroyed in Hurricane Charley. Construction began in September 2006 and completed this spring. The general contractor was Owen-Ames-Kimball Co., and the project architect was Reynolds, Smith & Hills.