Island Time

What's Going on With the Parking for the New St. Regis on Longboat Key?

The developer has hit the brakes on lifts and a garage to focus on ground-level idea.

09/25/2023 By Eric Garwood/Community News Collaborative

Sustainable star

Solstice Planning Wins Sustainability Award for St. Armands Parking Garage

Architect Jonathan Parks of Solstice Planning was awarded at the 2022 AIA Florida convention.

08/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto


City Launches Breezy Pass for Easier, Contactless Garage Parking

Breezy Pass is similar to a toll road pass system and is now available for purchase from the city.

02/17/2021 By Staff


Learn How to Use the City's New Parking App

Sarasota parking manager Mark Lyons and a representative from ParkMobile will demonstrate how to use the city's parking app on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

10/24/2019 By Staff


New Downtown Parking Program Begins This Week

Forty-three pay stations and 35 traditional pole mount meters are installed in the city's new downtown parking districts.

07/08/2019 By Staff

Grand Opening

St. Armands Parking Garage Grand Opening Set for April 29

The four-story garage includes 484 parking spaces, with 23 additional spaces available in the surface lot adjacent to the garage.

04/25/2019 By Staff


St. Armands Circle Parking Garage Opens to the Public on Feb. 12

The four-level garage has 484 parking space, five electric vehicle charging stations, a bicycle storage and repair station, and public restrooms.

02/08/2019 Photography by Staff


New Parking Garage Planned for Downtown Bradenton

The garage, which will house roughly 500 spaces, will cost $13.8 million.

07/20/2018 By Staff


New Map Shows How to Get Around Downtown Without a Car

Sarasota's Maria Haber recently created a new map highlighting ways to get around downtown Sarasota without using a car.

05/30/2018 By Staff


City Breaks Ground on St. Armands Parking Garage This Week

The four-story garage will include 503 parking spaces.

05/22/2018 By Staff


Construction on St. Armands Parking Garage Begins Next Week

The $12 million construction project will be funded through a special assessment on commercial land owners and paid parking.

04/20/2018 By Staff


City Approves Paid Parking Plan for Downtown Garages

Drivers can park in the garages for up to three hours for free. An additional hour will cost $3 and additional hours beyond that will cost $1.

12/11/2017 By staff


City Moving Forward on St. Armands Parking Garage

The Sarasota City Commission voted on Monday to approve an agreement to move forward with the construction of a new parking garage on St. Armands Circle.

10/03/2017 By staff


City Shares Video Preview of New St. Armands Parking Garage

The City of Sarasota on Wednesday posted to Twitter a three-dimensional video rendering of the new parking garage planned for St. Armands Circle.

03/15/2017 By staff

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

941CEO Daily

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