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Bayshore parking lot to officially close


Published:   |   Updated: June 9, 2014 at 08:38 AM

TAMPA — Exercise enthusiasts who use a popular park along Bayshore Boulevard will need to find another place to leave their cars.

A chain-link fence will soon surround the lot at Bayshore and Bay to Bay Boulevard as the groundwork will be laid to begin construction on a new 15-story condo tower, known as Aquatica on Bayshore.

The unpaved lot has been leased by the city of Tampa since 1998. In an area with few places to stow a car, the lot has been a tree-shaded island of parking for visitors who exercise on the 6-mile, unbroken, waterfront sidewalk that lines Bayshore.

The city is looking for a location to provide replacement parking, said Ali Glisson, spokeswoman for Mayor Bob Buckhorn.

Everett said anyone who gets bumped can find parking nearby on MacDill Avenue or under the Selmon Expressway.

Other alternatives include Ballast Point Park and Fred Ball Park.

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