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St. Armands Garage grand opening set for April 29

Post Date:04/24/2019 11:30 AM

Contact:  Jan Thornburg, Sr. Communications Manager   941-954-2613
                  jan.thornburg@sarasotafl.gov

Sarasota, FL:  The City of Sarasota will host a grand opening ceremony for the St. Armands Garage, 57 N. Adams Drive, on Monday, April 29 at 11 a.m.  The public is invited to join the festivities, which will include tours of the facility, ribbon cutting and remarks from St. Armands business leaders as well as City officials.

The four-story garage, conveniently located within a short stroll to the shops and restaurants along St. Armands Circle, includes 484 parking spaces with 23 additional spaces available in St Armands Garage, Parkingthe surface lot adjacent to the garage.  Amenities in the garage include:  five electric vehicle charging stations (one DC fast charger), bicycle storage and repair station, public restrooms, exterior stairwells for improved safety and a light well that disperses natural sunlight through the facility.  90 solar panels are now generating renewable energy to help power the garage, highlighting the City’s commitment to power municipal facilities with 100 percent renewable energy by 2030.

The St. Armands Garage is the result of the City’s collaboration with St. Armands merchants, property owners and residents to address parking needs in this world-renowned destination.  The $15 million construction project is being funded through a special assessment on St. Armands commercial land owners and paid parking in the St. Armands Parking District.  

Located on N. Adams Drive across from the St. Armands Key Lutheran Church, the new parking garage is the easiest way to find a parking spot and enjoy the shops and restaurants on the Circle.  The parking rate in the garage is $.50 per hour Monday through Saturday.

Parking for the grand opening ceremony will be available on the ground floor.

Officially opened on February 12, 2019, the garage has become a go-to parking location for visitors.   In the first two months of operation, 13,250 vehicles were parked in the facility.

For more information, visit www.SarasotaFL.Gov/Parking or contact Mark Lyons, Parking Division Manager:  941-365-2200 ext. 4059.

Photo Courtesy:  Brilliant Harvest, LLC

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About the City of Sarasota:  Distinguished by Google as a Digital Capital in the U.S., the City of Sarasota is a diverse community located on Florida’s Suncoast with 55,000 year-round residents, several internationally recognized cultural arts venues, stunning sunsets along Lido Beach, a 45-hole municipal golf course at the historic Bobby Jones Golf Club, and Major League spring training baseball with the Baltimore Orioles.  Learn more about us at www.SarasotaFL.Gov