Floating Garage


Floating Garage

There seems to be some discussion about a “floating” garage proposal in Pensacola, FL. A local boat designer has made the recommendation. It was panned by the local press, and he has responded. Here’s the Link and another one

Correspondent Mark has these comments:

Call me crazy, but I can’t see the sense in this.  Where do you put the ingress/egress lanes to the garage?  If you build it along the lines of a ferry dock you eliminate the flexibility of placement that he argues about.  His argument about hurricanes doesn’t make sense to me.  Once a storm is in the Gulf exactly how do you “move” the thing to get it out of the way.  Today’s article talks about using it as a ferry of sorts, can you imagine how long that crossing would take?  I don’t know, it sounds absurd to me. Of course, the very fact that I’m writing this means the concept is at least provoking some thought on the issues they have in Pensacola.

Mark and I are of a different opinion on this one. I think it’s an idea that should be explored. Parking garages come in all shapes and sizes, why not one that floats. We have casinos, office buildings, hotels, and why not a garage.

I’m sure there are issues, but their always are.


John Van Horn

John Van Horn

One Response

  1. I am in MN and am extremely interested in this idea. I have had this idea in the back of my mind for awhile and hope to spend some time to figure out how to get around regulations up here. I have a more than full time career so this is long term thinking for me, but I am really interested in ideas etc.

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