Meter Madness

A Brief History of Downtown Sarasota Parking Meters

Sarasota's had an on-again, off-again love affair with downtown parking meters.

10/26/2016 By Susan Wallach


City Commission OKs Downtown Parking Meter Plan

The Sarasota City Commission voted Tuesday to move forward with a paid parking plan proposed by city staffers.

09/08/2016 Research by staff


City Commission to Discuss Parking Meters Tuesday

City staffers have proposed adding 458 metered parking spaces in the 'downtown/judicial area,' approximately 11 percent of all public parking spaces there.

09/02/2016 Research by staff


Downtown Sarasota Economic Development Coordinator Leaving

Norm Gollub, Sarasota's downtown economic development coordinator, is leaving that position, having accepted a new job in Tacoma, Washington.

05/13/2016 Research by staff


City Commission Punts on Affordable Housing Proposal

The Sarasota City Commission voted Monday evening to continue discussion of a 393-unit affordable housing complex proposed by Harvey Vengroff along Fruitville Road.

05/03/2016 Research by staff


Sarasota Awarded $500,000 for Municipal Auditorium Preservation

The grant, awarded by the Florida Department of State, requires a $279,000 match by the City.

04/12/2016 Research by staff


Groundbreaking for Artificial Turf Project at Taylor Complex Scheduled for April 19

The project includes the conversion of the current field into an artificial multipurpose turf field with new lighting, fencing, irrigation and parking.

04/12/2016 Research by staff

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City of Sarasota Moves Ahead with St. Armands Circle Parking Garage

If built, the garage would sit to the north of the circle itself, behind the strip that contains Shore, Cafe L'Europe and Columbia.

03/22/2016 Research by staff

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393-Unit Affordable Housing Project to Be Discussed Wednesday

The City of Sarasota Planning Board will consider a change to its Future Land Use Map in order to make way for 393 affordable apartments on 7.9 acres just north of Fruitville Road near Audubon Place.

03/07/2016 Research by staff