The shopping center along College Parkway would get a total of seven additional parking spots along storefronts in an overhaul of the site's parking plan from the site's owners, which incorporates the new proposed Rite-Aid building.
The Broadneck Development Corporation, which owns the College Parkway Center, formerly known as the Bay Hills Shopping Center, has contracted an engineering team to design a new layout for the center.
The new layout accommodates the proposed new location of Rite-Aid, which plans to move out of the center into a free-standing building in the corner of the parking lot, under the proposed plan. This new, 14,600 square-foot Rite-Aid would replace the existing M&T Bank building. The bank would then move in to a 3,000 square-foot portion of Rite-Aid's current spot in the center.
The new building takes up a large portion of the existing parking lot. In order to make up for displaced parking spots, additional parking would be established along the front of stores such as City Dock Coffee and George's Restaurant, and in the rear of the building for employees, under the proposed plan.
The through lane would not be narrowed as a result, as existing parking will be moved further back.
According to the plan, existing parking includes 432 spaces, and the new parking would include 439 spaces.
Do you think the new plan will work?