With all the businesses that have been built around North Charleston’s Coliseum complex, the city is starting to think a parking garage might be needed.

City Council on Thursday night will consider starting the search for a company that could help the city decide what’s needed and how to proceed.

The administration, in an explanation of the request, notes that land once used for parking when the Coliseum opened 20 years ago is now home to the Performing Arts Center, the Charleston Area Convention Center, and two hotels. A new restaurant is under construction now — a Bonefish Grill at International Boulevard — and more development could follow.

The city is in the early stages of thinking about future parking needs, so there’s no plan to put a price tag upon, yet.

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