Sarasota's had an on-again, off-again love affair with downtown parking meters.
The Sarasota City Commission voted Tuesday to move forward with a paid parking plan proposed by city staffers.
City staffers have proposed adding 458 metered parking spaces in the 'downtown/judicial area,' approximately 11 percent of all public parking spaces there.
Norm Gollub, Sarasota's downtown economic development coordinator, is leaving that position, having accepted a new job in Tacoma, Washington.
The Sarasota City Commission voted Monday evening to continue discussion of a 393-unit affordable housing complex proposed by Harvey Vengroff along Fruitville Road.
The grant, awarded by the Florida Department of State, requires a $279,000 match by the City.
The project includes the conversion of the current field into an artificial multipurpose turf field with new lighting, fencing, irrigation and parking.
If built, the garage would sit to the north of the circle itself, behind the strip that contains Shore, Cafe L'Europe and Columbia.
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.