St. Armands Parking Study
In 2013, Kimley-Horn was selected by the City of Sarasota, Florida to perform a parking feasibility study to determine the best means of resolving a shortage of parking spaces within the St. Armands business district. This coastal commercial district borders exclusive neighborhoods and receives a significant economic boost from tourists visiting the region.
The study analyzed options for managing the shortage of parking spaces within the commercial district, including the feasibility of erecting public parking structures on existing surface lots. The study addressed parking demand level and the estimated costs associated with any proposed solutions, including the design and construction costs of parking structures. The study also assessed impacts to traffic, pedestrian flow, utility requirements, and other factors for design and construction.
Kimley-Horn provided project management, parking design, traffic consultation, civil engineering, and landscape architecture services. Kimley-Horn teamed with a local architect to conduct preliminary studies for garage façade to ensure compatibility with adjacent businesses and residential neighborhood. In addition, Kimley-Horn lead several public workshops collaborating with the City of Sarasota, St. Armands Business Improvement District, local merchants, and residents.