Palm Avenue, Main Street & Five Points Roundabout Project Overview Major projects are underway in Downtown Sarasota: Palm Avenue, Main Street & Five Points Overview Project and the Palm Avenue Parking Garage. The completion of these projects will enhance the downtown by providing ample parking, safer and more walkable streets, and beautification of the area. These projects embrace the five priorities established by the Sarasota City Commission: Five Points economic development and recovery, transportation and mobility, budget and financing, Roundabout environmental sustainability and quality of life. These projects embrace the priorities through creation of jobs, improving pedestrian traffic downtown, economizing by combining projects, enhancing green space to the benefit of the residents, businesses and visitors. Palm & Main Intersection Improvements Palm Avenue Parking Garage Five Points Roundabout Palm/Main Palm Parking Garage Five Points Roundabout The five point intersection of Main Street, Utilities Pineapple Avenue and Central Avenue will be reconstructed as a modern roundabout. What once was a center trough will become a center Schedule piece for the downtown area. The focal point of the roundabout will be the American flag flanked with the State of Florida and the City of Sarasota To schedule a flags surrounded by decorative brick pavers. In presentation 1917, after Sarasota’s first contingent of contact Mary servicemen went overseas to fight in World War Ellen Maurer, PE I, a flagpole and a Stars and Stripes, donated by at mary.maurer@ Bertha Palmer to honor those serving in the sarasotagov.com Great War, replaced the trough. Shortly after or 941-365-2200 their return home, the townspeople gathered to ext 6221 watch the proud young men parade along Main After Hours 941- Street, greeting them with cheers; a heartfelt 955--4838 WELCOME BUDDIES was painted on the road in front of the flagpole. Included in this project is the replacement of the curb and gutters, stormwater pipes, water lines and asphalt pavement. The message to all our veterans of, “Welcome Buddies”, will be restored and the American flag will fly high again at the center of it all, surrounded by red brick pavers and lush greenery, including additional canopy trees and palms. Beneath the antique clock at Five Points, a plaque will be installed commemorating our history here. Palm Avenue, Main Street & Five Points Roundabout Project Palm Avenue & Main Street Bulb-Outs From Palm Avenue to the roundabout at Pineapple Avenue and Main Street, Overview an antiquated water main has been replaced. The water main extends on Palm Street to the new Parking Garage. The waterline placement was completed one week ahead of schedule. The roadway was opened after eleven days. Five Points Included in this project is the milling and resurfacing of the roadway from Roundabout Palm to Pineapple on Main Street. The existing landscaping will be enhanced with Palm Trees and shrubbery. The contractor is doing an excellent job of upholding the motto, “Get In, Get It Done and Get Out!” Palm & Main Palm Avenue Multi-use Parking Garage Intersection The Palm Avenue Multi-use Parking Garage will be Improvements located northwest of the Palm Ave. and Main St. intersection, will accommodate approximately 743 vehicle parking spaces, 20 motorcycle spaces and 80 Palm Avenue bicycle spaces. It will include 12,000 square feet of retail Parking and restaurant space and will be designed to LEED Garage (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold standards. At 17 feet, the sidewalks will be extra wide and will include a combination of shade trees, palm Utilities trees and vegetation. To date, the foundation is completed. Utilities The infrastructure of the roadways and parking garage is being replaced with new services. Ten inch Schedule waterlines are replacing the 50 year old eight inch waterlines on Palm Avenue, Main Street and Pineapple Avenue within the work zones. Underground facilities for power, cable and communication are completed in the alleyways. Through a coordinated effort and redesign only To schedule a one waterline shut down is anticipated. presentation contact Mary Schedule Ellen Maurer, PE Palm Avenue Parking Garage: April - December 2010 at mary.maurer@ July-September: Parking Level 1 through 6 Construction sarasotagov.com September – October: Wall Panel Construction or 941-365-2200 November – Architectural Features ext 6221 December – Interior and Exterior Completion After Hours 941- Five Points Roundabout/Palm Avenue & Main Street Intersection: June - November 2010 955--4838 July 1-4: NO Work: All lanes open to vehicular traffic July 5- September 3: Waterline, stormwater, curb and hardscape at 5 Points (5 Pts Closed) September 6 –All Lanes to open to vehicular traffic September 7- October: Waterline, stormwater, curb and hardscape work on Palm Avenue November: Landscaping, milling and resurfacing all areas at night Sign up for project and schedule updates at http://www.sarasotagov.com, Downtown Improvements.
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