Thursday, July 7, 2016

Three things you should know about the downtown parking garage

Posted By on Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 12:11 PM

click to enlarge Vermijo Avenue looking west toward the Olympic Museum site. The proposed parking garage would be located on the left, beneath a 1-million-square-foot building. - PAM ZUBECK
  • Pam Zubeck
  • Vermijo Avenue looking west toward the Olympic Museum site. The proposed parking garage would be located on the left, beneath a 1-million-square-foot building.
This week's issue of the Independent reports on a plan to build a parking garage in the lower downtown area to support the Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame. Here's a few things you might not have known about, which are included in that report:

— The project has already left the station in one respect. Bids were received on July 1 for design of the underground garage.

— Land where the garage will be built is now owned by an entity controlled by Nor'wood Development Group, and one way to keep the garage itself in the city's hands would involve Nor'wood deeding a condominium share to the city.

Research that predated the city's request for proposals for a designer came in a study funded by the parking enterprise last fall. Here's that study:

Read our full report on the pending project.

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