With an average of 360 days of sunshine per year, Clearwater Beach, Fla., is a popular destination for tourists. So it’s no surprise that parking is in demand. The addition of the North Beach Parking Plaza near the center of Clearwater Beach Island, just a short distance from the Gulf of Mexico, was a welcome addition.
Read more about this project in the Summer 2022 issue of Ascent.
Precast concrete was chosen to withstand the coastal environment as well as provide surge protection for the street-level retail. Due to the tight site, the installation had to proceed with near surgical precision. At the same time, the precast concrete had to serve as a fire separation wall, because the structure is right against the retail plaza.