Parking garage

California Street Parking Garage opens to the public –

After a nineteen month period of demolition and construction, the long-awaited opening of the California Street Parking Garage has arrived. The six-story garage, part of the Block 7 project in downtown Redding, features 400 parking spaces, electric vehicle chargers, an elevator, solar shade structures and spectacular skyline views of Redding. The garage is owned by a partnership between the McConnell Foundation and K2 Development Companies.

To commemorate the opening of this important community asset, all partners involved in financing, designing and building the project will celebrate with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the top floor of the garage on Friday, May 6 at 12:00 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to attend the event and park in the structure for the first time.

Shannon Phillips, chief operating officer of the McConnell Foundation, said We are thrilled the wait is over and anticipate the opening of the beautiful new garage will be well received by those who live, work and play downtown.

The garage was built by Modern Building, Inc. with a significant portion of the work done by Conco Commercial Concrete Contractors. The garage was designed by Arkansas-based Modus Studios and Bay Area-based DMARC Studio. The garage’s metal cladding consists of artistically placed Corten steel panels that are designed to oxidize over time to develop a unique patina that matches the warm reddish hue of Redding’s natural floors.

Prior to the May 6 opening date, the parking garage will be soft openingto the public on Thursday, April 28. There will be no parking fees until June 1 in recognition of the communitys patience when constructing the parking structure. Further announcements on parking rates, monthly passes and other parking amenities will be released around June 1.

Deena S. Hawkins

The author Deena S. Hawkins