Sarasota County Government has earned two Green Globes from the Green Building Initiative (GBI) for the Sheriff Tom Knight Support Services Facility. The facility, which was a joint effort between Sarasota County's Capital Projects team and the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office (SCSO), was lauded by GBI for its commitment to sustainability practices and reducing environmental impacts. The building opened last year.
The facility serves as the hub for the SCSO's Office Fleet Services. It also includes administration offices, property storage and other functions vital to their operations. At nearly 43,000 square feet, the building is also designed to withstand wind speeds of up to 170 mph. It has 12 maintenance bays and six radio shop bays, and the maintenance bays can service up to 250 vehicles per day. The new facility replaced the previous one located on Old Venice Road, which served the community for more than 38 years. The new facility is located 16501 Honore Ave.