Downtown Bradenton’s riverfront is about to experience another surge of redevelopment.
On Tuesday, the Bradenton City Council selected the construction firm NDC to construct a parking garage at what is now the parking lot behind City Hall at Third Avenue West and Main Street.
The council also chose the architectural firm Fawley Bryant to design the garage.
While building the garage, NDC will also construct the 120-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott on the site of the demolished Manatee Players theater directly across Main Street from City Hall.
The garage, which could cost roughly $10 million, is expected to have about 450 spaces for city employees, hotel guests and the public, Vice Mayor Patrick Roff said. Retail space will be available on the ground floor.
The two construction projects are in addition to other redevelopment in the vicinity.
The South Florida Museum, across 10th Street West from the police department portion of the municipal complex, is engaged in a fundraising campaign for an expansion.
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