The Bristol city council recently approved hiring Desman Inc. to design the parking garage that will be built in Centre Square on Hope Street. The company, the lowest of five bidders, will be paid $268,700 from federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, city officials said. The project’s total cost will be $5.2 million, also to be paid via ARPA funds. City officials said the new parking garage is aimed at accommodating private development and bringing city residents and others from surrounding communities into Bristol. Bristol Public Works Director Raymond Rogozinski said the city is expected to have a construction company on board by the end of the year and to start construction in early 2024. The two-and-a-half story garage will have capacity for 184 vehicles. It is scheduled to open at the end of 2024, Rogozinski said.