Spring Street Garage to Open

The City of Fayetteville invites the public to attend the ribbon cutting for the Spring Street Municipal Parking Deck on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, at 11 a.m. The parking deck is located on the northwest corner of W. Spring Street and N. School Avenue. The ribbon cutting will be held near the entrance of the parking deck and the Walton Arts Center administrative offices at 255 N. School Avenue.

The City is very excited to announce the completion of this project that began in the fall of 2014. The objective of the parking deck is to relieve current parking shortfalls and meet increased parking demand in the Entertainment District. The City partnered with the Walton Arts Center to utilize land that was once occupied by the Center’s administrative offices. In addition to the four-level parking facility, the project includes replacement and expansion of the Walton Arts Center administrative offices and a backstage expansion. Baldwin and Shell served as the Construction Manager and bid the project construction in October 2014 for a total Guaranteed Maximum Price of $10,522,106.

Design elements for the parking deck include glass treatment on the stair towers and oxidized steel panels on the liner building that will turn brick red/orange over time, providing a protective finish. Living “green screen” walls of Virginia Creeper will grow on select exterior locations of the deck. Sidewalk improvements surround the new parking deck location and an 8,000 gallon rainwater harvesting tank captures rainwater for the irrigation system of the grounds landscaping. There are 236 vehicle parking spaces which use the same Entertainment District “Pay-By-Space” parking rates; six payment kiosks are located throughout the deck. Free bicycle parking is available with 12 racks accommodating 24 bicycles.

Mayor Lioneld Jordan promised area business owners in 2009 that he would pursue a parking deck project to provide parking infrastructure needed to support the growing number of visitors and employees of the Dickson Street Entertainment District. Today, Mayor Jordan fulfills that promise and is thrilled to announce the completion of this project. “Our City has been talking about the need for this parking deck for over 20 years and I am proud to be able to celebrate this with the community. I am thankful for the persistence of City staff, particularly City Engineer Chris Brown and Development Services Director Jeremy Pate for seeing this project through for our citizens.”

The Spring Street Municipal Parking Deck is anticipated to open immediately following the ribbon cutting, barring unforeseen circumstances. There will likely be some parking spots closed at times during the following two weeks for contractors to complete minor punch list items, but crews will work around deck users as much as possible.

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