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Vehicles still stuck in downtown Baltimore parking lot after partial collapse – Baltimore Sun

Vehicles remain stuck in a downtown Baltimore parking lot months after the second-story ramp partially collapsed and blocked the entrance with concrete debris.

“Steps to stabilize the bridge are now complete,” a spokeswoman for Banyan Street Capital, a Miami-based real estate firm that owns the 45-year-old garage, said in an email.

The parking lot at 1 E Pratt St. partially collapsed at the entrance to the garage in late July. There were no injuries, damaged cars or cars stuck under rubble at the entrance.

Most of the building was stable, but there were 50 vehicles stuck in the garage days after the collapse. Owners are now awaiting clearances to remove vehicles from the upper level, the spokeswoman said.

“Plans are underway to allow Tier 1 and Tier 2 vehicles to be retired and will hopefully be done in early October,” she said. The cause of the collapse has not been shared.

The garage is managed by SP Plus Corp., a Chicago-based parking lot management company, which addressed questions to Banyan Street Capital on Thursday.

Structural engineers from the City of Baltimore oversaw the temporary shoring of the three-story garage immediately after the collapse. The fire department last inspected the garage in July 2017 and determined it met the city’s fire code. It was built in 1977.

Jason Hessler, deputy commissioner of permits and litigation for the Department of Housing and Community Development, said motorists were not allowed to take their vehicles out of the building.

Drivers with cars in the garage will have to wait for Standard Parking Plus updates to find out when they can pick up their vehicles.

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Wynn Hospital parking delays cause problems in Utica

Oneida County has released renderings and a site plan for the proposed Wynn Hospital parking garage in downtown Utica, but an assortment of delays will cause the structure to open several months after the hospital, causing its own parking problems.

According to information provided by the county, Wynn Hospital is scheduled to open in October 2023, but parking will not be completed until March 2024.

“It was always the intention…that the garage would open at the same time [as the hospital]Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. said at a press conference outlining the plans for the garage.

Picente was joined by Darlene Stromstad, president and CEO of Mohawk Valley Health System, during Thursday’s reveal.

Stromstad said the hospital system is already considering plans to deal with the approximately five-month parking issues new hospital workers will face.

Other downtown parking lots and possibly shuttle employees from other areas belonging to the hospital system are in the mix.

“More to come on that,” Stromstad said. “It’s still months away.”

About the car park

The parking garage is planned to be located at Oriskany, Lafayette and Cornelia streets. All of the properties within the proposed footprint were acquired by the county, following prominent estate lawsuits.

Oneida County’s five-level parking lot will accommodate 1,330 vehicles, with approximately 1,050 spaces dedicated to hospital needs and 280 available for the general public, according to the county’s unveiling Thursday.

The site plan for the proposed parking garage for the Wynn Hospital in downtown Utica.

Stromstad said the hospital system would lease the county’s parking spaces, and Picente said there would be a cost for the general public to use the garage. Neither provided numbers.

The ground floor, along with approximately half of the second floor, will provide public parking for people visiting the hospital or other downtown destinations. Part of the ground floor will also be reserved for visitors to the emergency room.

The remainder of the second floor, as well as all parking lots on the third, fourth and fifth floors, will be reserved for hospital staff parking.

The 1,330 parking spaces include 45 handicap-accessible parking spaces and 69 electric vehicle charging spaces, according to the county.

The building’s electrical service is sized to accommodate a capacity of 280 EV charging stations in the future.

The parking garage will contain five elevators strategically located to serve the hospital’s main and emergency entrances, as well as the Adirondack Bank and Nexus Centers and other local destinations.

The exterior will be clad in precast concrete panels with lighting along Oriskany Street that can be programmed to coordinate with downtown events.

The garage will also feature an air-conditioned pedestrian corridor that connects the hospital’s main entrance to the ground floor parking lot.

A helipad that will service the emergency transportation needs of the hospital will be located above the final parking level at the top of the structure.

March Architects and Planners are managing the project, Picente said, noting that the firm has done other work for the city in the past.

“We think it complements the exceptional look of Wynn Hospital,” Picente said of the parking lot design.

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. speaks during a press conference Thursday, Sept. 8 detailing the proposed Wynn Hospital parking lot in downtown Utica.  He is joined by Mohawk Valley Health System President and CEO Darlene Stromstad.

Cost increases and delays

The county saw the price associated with parking increase by $12 million this year alone. The garage will now cost $55.8 million, according to figures provided by the county.

The proposed project increased by $2 million in June due to higher than expected labor and product costs.

In February, the project received an additional $10 million increase as Utica canceled an original agreement to provide parking spaces in the Kennedy Garage, forcing the county to increase the size of the garage to accommodate an additional 350 spaces and a helicopter pad, according to correspondence between Picente and the Oneida County Board of Legislators.

Utica officials hit back in February, saying it had not backed out of providing space to Kennedy at the Mohawk Valley Health System and noted that the potential buyer of the Kennedy garage could even possibly build additional levels of parking in the garage that could be used.

The county is covering $30,900,000 of the total projected cost of the garage, with the rest covered by state and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, according to capital projects reports.

Breaking down the funding further, Picente said the county has guaranteed $30 million for the project, Empire State Development has contributed $10 million in funding from the state side, and the county will use $10 million in ARPA funding to the project.

The county has been viewing and working on plans for the proposed parking lot since 2016.

In 2018, Empire State Development awarded the $10 million award, which at the time was split into $7 million for the county and $3 million for Kennedy Garage.

The county went back and asked the state to change the award after it said Utica had opted out, Picente said.

Utica’s pushback and the need to go through the court system with eminent domain were the main issues that delayed the project, Picente said.

“We should have been in construction then,” Picente said.

Representatives from March Architects and Planners said construction at the site has technically begun, with various preliminary site works already underway.

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San Marco Publix Parking Lot Floods on Opening Day Despite Resident Concerns – Action News Jax

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Aliera Peterson captured video Thursday showing people wading through ankle-deep water in the parking lot of the new Publix in San Marco on opening day.

“It was after five to 10 minutes of moderate rain,” Peterson said. “I shudder just to think what it’s going to be like when we get a really severe storm.”


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Action News Jax checked the Doppler First Alert radar, and it appears San Marco received about 3/4 inch to an inch of rain in about 30 minutes near the Publix.

Peterson says residents had been voicing concerns about the potential flooding for months at town hall meetings and to city council members.

She says they were assured that flooding would not be a problem.

“It’s been a known problem for a long time, and with 20 years to think about what would happen in this field, it seems that very little has been done despite the known problems,” she said.

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Peterson recalls seeing standing water at the site before crews began building the structure more than a year ago.

She made it clear that she and others in San Marco were thrilled that Publix was there; it simply asks that the problem of the floods be solved.

“It’s just disappointing that it’s a small challenge, although we thought they would have fixed that,” she said.

Action News Jax has contacted Publix and the developer, Regency Centers.

A Regency Centers spokesperson said in part: “Our teams have identified what we believe to be the issue and are addressing it as we speak. There has been a lot of rain at the site since construction of this area was completed without any problems, but – of course – yesterday was an outlier.

Action News Jax got in touch with Publix on Friday afternoon. Publix is ​​working on our request.

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Man arrested for brutal attack on woman in Hollywood parking lot

Authorities arrested a man who was wanted in connection with a brutal attack on a woman in a parking lot in Hollywood Wednesday.

The initial scene occurred early Friday morning around 2:15 a.m. in a multi-storey parking lot in the 1700 block of North Las Palmas Avenue, when the man attacked a 26-year-old woman who was celebrating her birthday at the Revel Lounge.



According to the woman, Cynthia Stergious, she and her friends were approached by two men once they entered the garage where “words were exchanged” before her friend was punched in the head. That’s when they turned on her and started insulting her. Stergious said his mind went blank soon after.


Video from the scene shows a man violently attacking Stergious when she was already unconscious, kicking and punching her in the face.

She suffered several injuries in the process, as seen in a gruesome photo after the attack.

On Wednesday, a 33-year-old Lancaster man, identified as Dammion Adkins, was arrested after Los Angeles Police Department investigators located him.

He was being held without bail.

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50 cars stuck in partially collapsed parking lot in Baltimore

Cars remain stuck in a downtown Baltimore parking lot two weeks after the second floor partially collapsed. Parts of the second floor of the Pratt Street garage partially collapsed on July 15, trapping around 50 vehicles inside. Some car owners said they had many concerns. It appears that none of the cars were damaged. Owners just want to know when they can get them back.| RELATED: Two floors of parking garage collapse in Inner Harbor, officials sayThe owner of the garage expects repair work to begin this week, 11 News’ I-Team has learned. was standing behind my car, it felt like a big clap of thunder,” Sara Kallay said. “(I) literally watched the ramp and the front of the garage collapse from the top floor.” After seeing a part of the garage collapsing, Kallay continued to work. “Literally, I think I was in shock,” Kallay said. “I walked into the building, I called my client anyway, I did my job.” Hannah Powell’s white Honda is on the top floor of the garage after her husband drove it to work that day. No one was injured, but Powell and Kallay said their companies insurance wouldn’t help. “It’s really scary. I mean, you don’t walk into a parking lot thinking you’d be dealing with something like this,” Powell said. “They said because my car had no damage and wasn’t in a store, they couldn’t do anything. They couldn’t cover anything.” | RELATED: Owner of partially collapsed parking lot hires engineers to assess damageBanyan Street Capital, owners of the garage, tell car owners it could be around eight weeks before anyone can recover his vehicle. The I-Team contacted the company. In an email, a representative wrote that the adjacent office building was not in danger and that “contracts are in place to begin shore up the car park ramp this week with debris removal scheduled to begin in late August.” -Team spoke said they were told Banyan’s liability insurance company did not believe that she was responsible for the expenses and the impact of this event.” “My car is trapped in their garage with no action on my part. I’m getting closer to $1,500 out of pocket on rental cars and gas,” Kallay said. The Baltimore City Fire Department said it completed a fire inspection at the garage in 2017, but it was not a structural inspection.

Cars remain stuck in a downtown Baltimore parking lot two weeks after the second floor partially collapsed.

Parts of the second floor of the Pratt Street garage partially collapsed on July 15, trapping around 50 vehicles inside. Some car owners said they had many concerns. It appears that none of the cars were damaged. Owners just want to know when they can get them back.

| RELATEDTwo floors of parking lot collapse in Inner Harbor, officials say

The garage owner expects repair work to begin this week, 11 News I-Team has learned.

“When I was standing behind my car, it sounded like a big clap of thunder,” said Sara Kallay. “(I) literally watched the ramp and the front of the garage crumble from the top floor.”

After seeing part of the garage collapse, Kallay continued to work.

“Literally, I think I was in shock,” Kallay said. “I walked into the building, called my client anyway, did my job.”

Hannah Powell’s white Honda is on the top floor of the garage after her husband drove her to work that day. No one was hurt, but Powell and Kallay said their insurance companies would not help.

“It’s really scary. I mean, you don’t walk into a parking lot thinking you’d be dealing with something like that,” Powell said. “They said because my car had no damage and wasn’t in a store, there was nothing they could do. They couldn’t cover anything.”

| RELATED: Owner of partially collapsed parking lot hires engineers to assess damage

Banyan Street Capital, the owners of the garage, told car owners it could be around eight weeks before anyone can get their vehicle. The I-Team contacted the company. In an email, a representative wrote that the adjacent office building was not at risk and that “contracts are in place to begin shoring the parking lot ramp this week with the start of debris removal. scheduled for late August.

Car owners the I-Team spoke to said they were told that Banyan’s liability insurance company did not believe it was responsible for the expenses.

But in the email to the I-Team, the company said, “We are working with insurance agencies on a daily basis to secure reward methods for the impact of this event.”

“My car is stuck in their garage without me doing anything. I’m getting close to $1,500 out of pocket for rental cars and gas,” Kallay said.

The Baltimore City Fire Department said it conducted a fire inspection at the garage in 2017, but it was not a structural inspection.

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Structural inspections underway after parking lot collapse in downtown Baltimore

A parking lot in downtown Baltimore collapsed Friday morning, according to firefighters.

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The Baltimore Fire Department said crews arrived at the garage, located at 1 E. Pratt Street, just before 10 a.m. Friday to find a partial structural collapse near the rear of the garage.

Crews say no cars or people were trapped by the collapsed structure after sweeping the scene multiple times.

Officials say there are several cars that remain parked in the intact parts of the garage and they will endeavor to return these cars to their owners.

They ask anyone who might have a car inside the garage to call the garage management company Standard Parking Plus.

Building inspectors and engineers remain at the scene of the collapse Friday. Officials say they will conduct structural integrity assessments.

As a result of these assessments, Charles Street will be closed indefinitely between Pratt and Conway streets.


Motorists are urged to avoid the area.

This is a developing story. Stick with FOX 5 for updates as they become available.

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How should Norwalk redesign the Yankee Doodle parking lot?

NORWALK — The city is seeking public comment on the Yankee Doodle Garage renovation designs.

The city held a public event this week at the Wall Street District parking lot for community members to view the proposed paint colors and remodeling of the structure and discuss what they want to see done with the area.

Nearly two dozen people attended the event with various stations showcasing design options, including a virtual reality headset allowing attendees to view potential garage designs, said Jim Travers, transportation manager, Norwalk mobility and parking.

“We got good guidelines from people who were there to set up. We’re going through some of the notes tonight,” Travers said Wednesday morning. “We really heard the desire to have it look nicer and the lower level brighter. We are looking at putting a canopy over the entrance and exits and seeing how to increase the lighting there. We have heard a lot about lighting.

Two main designs offered to public opinion are to cut the concrete ribs of the first floor of the garage, brighten and open up the space. Both designs paint the exterior of the garage in different shades of blue or paint the building in rainbow colors, Travers said.

With both designs, the garage will receive a pressure wash before work begins and the removal of the first floor ribs, Travers said. There is no cost difference between the two models, he said.

Both designs also plan to paint the interior of each level a different color, which will make it easier for people to remember where they parked, Travers said. The project is expected to cost between $1.2 million and $1.3 million, he said.

“It was the most profitable. the others we were hiding the ribs,” Travers said. “We avoid long-term maintenance costs for the ribs and take advantage of what’s here instead of hiding.”

Since the garage, which was built in 1975, is somewhat underutilized, closing several parts at once for construction does not pose a major problem for operations, Travers said.

After gathering feedback on potential garage upgrades, the city intends to post an online survey next week to finalize design plans, Travers said.

The survey will remain open for several weeks, depending on the response rate from the public, and along with the two paint options, different landscaping and lighting designs will be chosen, Travers said.

“I think our wish is that we go through the design process towards the end of this year, and we would go out to bid, choosing a contractor to start in the spring,” Travers said. “With any luck, we’ll start construction in the spring and finish in the fall of next year. This brings us in line with what we see to intersect Belden and Mott.

The garage design plans are part of a larger project, presented to the public in mid-June, reinvigorating the Wall Street district, including rebuilding the intersection outside the Wall Street Library and Theater , widening the neighborhood’s sidewalks and improving the neighborhood’s appearance.

The Yankee Doodle and Wall Street events were designed to involve the public in the decision-making process, city spokeswoman Michelle Woods Matthews said.

“Wall Street’s launch goal was to be interactive with the community, transparent, and to really engage with it right away,” Woods Matthews said. “So we had the same goals for this event.”

Flyers for the public inquiry will be posted in the Wall Street area in the coming weeks, along with online outreach related to the inquiry.

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Bricktown Parking Garage in Oklahoma City sold to Ohio investor

Cincinnati, Ohio-based Mobile Infrastructure this week bought Bricktown Parking Garage, 222 E Sheridan Ave.

The seller was Bricktown Garage Parking LLC, led by Fred Mazaheri, a local Mazaheri Properties developer, who bought the property in 2013 for $9,375,000.

The Bricktown Parking Garage comprises 206,598 square feet of space spread over an eight-story office and parking structure just north of the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

The garage has 537 parking spaces with leases in place with Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Inn, Homewood Suites and Springhill Suites. It also has monthly parking for office tenants and overnight parking for night traffic.

Price Edwards & Co. reports these commercial real estate transactions to OKC

• Gary Owens Construction paid The Hertz Corp. $3,200,000 for 32 acres on Parkway Center Avenue. Craig Tucker handled the transaction.

• Milestone Investment LLC paid Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations LLC $2,900,000 for a 67,500 square foot industrial property at 6209 and 6417 S Sooner Road. Mark Patton and Cody Beat handled the transaction.

• Resurrection Cemetery Corp. paid Native Doodles Inc. $2,000,000 for 40 acres at SW 119 and Meridian Avenue. Jacob Simon, Danny Rivera and Andrew Holder handled the transaction.

• Harris & Sons LLC paid JECN Investments LLP $1,300,000 for a 7,211 square foot, 1.49 acre office building at 9212 N Kelley Ave. Derek James handled the transaction.

• East Edmond Baptist Church Inc. paid $750,000 to Midland Capital LLC for 80 acres on Westminster Road in Arcadia. Phillip Mazaheri managed the transaction.

• Cordea Consulting paid $440,000 to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4938 for a 1,230 square foot, 0.16 acre office building at 16 E Campbell, Edmond. Aaron Diehl handled the transaction.

• Blue Bee Farm LLC has leased 17,384 square feet of industrial space at 1255 E Reno Ave. Cody Beat and Mark Patton handled the transaction.

• Mack Energy Co. leased 11,450 square feet of office space in the BancFirst tower at 100 N Broadway Ave. Tre Dupuy and Ian Self handled the transaction.

• Dollar General renewed a lease for 9,735 square feet of retail space at Guthrie Plaza at 1603 S Division St., Guthrie. Rosha Wood handled the transaction.

• Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Foundation renewed a lease for 9,530 square feet of industrial space at Will Rogers III at 1111 Cornell Parkway. Chris Roberts handled the transaction.

• Nathan Prenk has leased 6,053 square feet of industrial space at 416 Glade Drive. Andrew Holder and Danny Rivera handled the transaction.

• LWPB leased 3,887 square feet of office space at the IBC Center at 3817 Northwest Expressway. Tom Fields handled the transaction.

• Rimrock Energy Partners LLC has leased 3,130 square feet of space in Possum Creek at 6301 N Western Ave. Craig Tucker and Allison Barta Bailey handled the transaction.

• Accenture LLP leased 3,052 square feet of office space at The Boulevard at 525 NW 11. Derek James and Allison Barta Bailey managed the transaction.

• Investors Trust Co. Inc. leased 2,863 square feet of office space in the BancFirst tower at 100 N Broadway Ave. Tre Dupuy and Ian Self handled the transaction.

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Charges filed for Lakewood Marine Towers West parking lot collapse

CLEVELAND — The Cuyahoga County District Attorney’s Office announced charges for last year’s parking lot collapse at Marine Towers West in Lakewood.

In November 2021, a month before the collapse, Marine Towers contracted with Atlas Masonry Restoration and Maintenance to perform concrete repairs on the property.

On December 22, 2021, the project foreman and another worker removed two support pillars on the lower level of the parking garage. Only the reinforcing bars remained to support the structure.

That evening, a tenant took photos of the exposed rebar after spotting it while taking out the trash. The tenant said he was in the garage hauling trash into the dumpster when he noticed the concrete collars forming the exterior of two support columns appeared to have been cut. The support columns were on the lower level of the garage and located on the left side, precisely in the area that collapsed, he said.

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The previous month, the tenant said he noticed that the concrete at the bottom of the pillars had started to deteriorate and large cracks had started to form. The construction crew, which the city said was working without a permit, worked at the parking lot, which was built in 1963, in the two weeks before the collapse.

Tenant: Missing concrete, exposed rebar structure found night before parking deck collapse

On December 23, the garage collapsed. Residents of Marine Towers West, which is the adjacent building next to the collapsed garage, have been asked to vacate their residences while authorities investigate the collapse.

Emergency crews at the scene of the parking garage collapse on Edgewater Drive in Lakewood

“It is a miracle that the recklessness displayed, not only by Atlas Masonry but also by the owner and foreman in charge, did not result in serious injury or death,” said prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley. . “Their poor decisions put hundreds of lives at risk, and they must be held accountable.”

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According to the prosecutor’s office, “An investigation by the LPD (Lakewood Police Department) revealed that there were no plans to brace or shore up the pillars during the repair work. In addition, no planning permission was given. ‘was obtained through the town of Lakewood by Atlas Masonry for the job.’

Charges have been laid against the company, its owner and the foreman involved. All three were each charged with one count of inciting panic, all third-degree felonies. Last month, the company was found guilty of a county for failing to obtain a permit for work carried out in the garage, authorities said.

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“On the day of the collapse, I pledged that the town of Lakewood will not rest until we find out what happened,” said Lakewood Mayor Meghan F. George. . “Our thorough investigation revealed that the collapse was no accident. In fact, it was caused by the outrageous conduct of Atlas Construction and its executives, who had no regard for the safety of Marine residents. Towers West. Once the facts involved became clear, I requested that the county attorney re-examine the case to determine if felony charges could be pursued. On behalf of the Town of Lakewood, I would like to thank the Attorney O’Malley and his team for their work, and we look forward to its resolution in the justice system.

Both the business owner and the foreman will be arraigned at a later date.

RELATED: Tenant: Missing concrete, exposed rebar structure found night before parking deck collapse

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A video shows a man wanted for scribbling a swastika in the parking lot of a gymnasium in New Dorp; Hate Crimes Task Force Investigating

STATEN ISLAND, NY – The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for questioning in connection with an alleged swastika that was drawn on a pillar in a parking lot in New Dorp.

The incident, which sparked a hate crime investigation, happened March 1 in an underground Retro Fitness parking lot at 2590 Hylan Blvd., according to a written statement from the NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Public Information. .

An individual drew a swastika on a support beam inside the parking lot before fleeing the scene in a dark gray Infiniti G37 four-door sedan, according to the police statement.

An investigation is being conducted by the Hate Crimes Task Force.

Police released surveillance video showing a group of at least four people inside the parking lot. One of the individuals, a man wearing a red hoodie and pants with a distinctive print, walks away from the group and appears to be drawing a black swastika on a white and yellow pillar inside the garage. The same man is captured talking on a cellphone in video provided by police.

Police have also released a photo of an Infinity they are looking to locate in connection with the incident.

The NYPD is seeking guidance on an incident where a parking lot at 2590 Hylan Boulevard in New Dorp was vandalized with swastika graffiti in March 2022. Police released this photo of a car authorities are trying to locate in connection with the incident. (Courtesy of NYPD)

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA ( 74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging on to the CrimeStoppers website at or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted in connection with an alleged swastika drawn in a parking lot at 2590 Hylan Blvd. in New Dorp. (Courtesy of NYPD)

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The NYPD is seeking guidance on an incident where a parking lot at 2590 Hylan Boulevard in New Dorp was vandalized with swastika graffiti in March 2022. (Staten Island Advance/Jan Somma-Hammel)

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The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted in connection with an alleged swastika drawn in a parking lot at 2590 Hylan Blvd. in New Dorp. (Courtesy of NYPD)

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Woman shot to death in New Hyde Park parking lot

NEW HYDE PARK, NY — A fatal shooting in a New Hyde Park parking lot is being investigated.

As CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reports, gunshots rang out around 4:15 p.m. Thursday in a parking lot under a busy medical building on Marcus Avenue.

Police say a 33-year-old woman was shot multiple times. She was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Northwell Health released the following statement:

“In the late afternoon, a Northwell employee was fatally shot in the publicly accessible parking lot of our facility at 1999 Marcus Avenue, a collection of medical and specialty care practices. Several team members carried Rescuers were on the scene and the victim was transported to an area hospital and pronounced dead.We are referring all other matters to the Nassau County Police Department who are actively investigating the incident.Northwell is providing counseling services to team members at the scene and mourn the heartbreaking loss of our colleague and team member.

Witness Susan Goldsmith said the victim worked in a lower level medical practice.

“I heard three pop pop pops, thought nothing of it, then I said, ‘That sounded like gunshots’, then all of a sudden I saw people running,” said Goldsmith. “It’s upsetting. I feel bad, you know. I don’t think anyone deserves to live in fear and go to work with people shooting at each other in the garage. It’s terrible.”

No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIP.

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Greensburg officials plan to tear down parking lot used by Excela

Greensburg leaders are seeking money to demolish the J. Edward Hutchinson parking garage, which closed last year due to high maintenance and repair costs.

The city is working with local lawmakers to discuss what funding might be available to help tear down the garage “so it’s not an eyesore,” Mayor Robert Bell said. The garage is connected to Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital by an enclosed walkway on Shearer Street.

The garage opened in October 1979 to alleviate parking problems at the hospital. City officials, however, decided to close the facility on Dec. 1 in concert with Excela after an engineering study revealed that the necessary maintenance would cost more than $2 million to extend its life by three to five. years.

Since this decision was made, Excela has relied on plans to deal with the loss of the 475 garage spaces.

“The impact on patients and visitors is negligible, given what has historically been very limited use of the garage for their parking needs,” spokesman Tom Chakurda said. “Excel maintains extensive free parking for outpatients and visitors at a number of locations on its Westmoreland campus.”

Those who held a garage lease can work with the city to obtain a different space near the garage.

Additionally, Greensburg officials worked to make up for a loss of revenue previously collected from garage parking fees, which was split between the city and the hospital. City officials voted to end that deal with Excela last week. Chakurda asked about the deal in Greensburg.

In total, Greensburg received $139,000 in parking revenue before the covid-19 pandemic. This money was used to buy police vehicles and fire trucks.

Money for those purchases will now come from a nearly $1.1 million loan finalized by city officials in February. The loan approval resulted in an additional tax charge of $1 million, which will cost between $20 and $25 per homeowner. The income from this tax increase, which should total $125,000, will be used to repay the loan.

Further discussions regarding the garage will take place once more details are available on demolition options.

“It’s a priority to try and bring this thing down,” Bell said.

Megan Tomasic is editor of Tribune-Review. You can contact Megan at 724-850-1203, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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Deadwood turns the wheels of the second parking lot | Local News

DEADWOOD – Parking anxiety issues will be alleviated to some extent for motorists in Deadwood as the City Commission approved a proposal by Ferber Engineering on January 18 to complete surveying services for a proposed street parking lot Miller for an amount not exceeding $15,000.

Deadwood Planning and Zoning Administrator Jeramy Russell said this project has been underway for some time.

“I think it was in the early ’90s when the city was looking at putting a garage there, and we still have those plans, but obviously they’re completely outdated,” Russell said. “Really, it’s grown over the last two years with how busy we are as a city and most residents and people who work here understand that. There is definitely a need for more parking here in Deadwood, and I think the Miller lot is going to give us the best opportunity to have that.

Investigative services for the project include: Lawrence County Courthouse research of relevant dishes, easements and deeds; locate and survey the monuments of the property to establish the boundaries of the property; complete location of public services; complete topographical survey of Miller Street and the adjacent parking lot; submit the topographical survey in formats for use by the city.

“There’s going to be a lot of work with the utilities there, especially the power lines and things like that, we’re going to have to get them underground,” Russell said. “So they’re trying to identify key places right now, where we could put transformers of some type, an electrical box that helps the equipment run underground.”

Ferber estimates completion of the fieldwork within six weeks of the contract date and completion of the bid to the city three weeks later.

“The city’s goal is to hopefully wrap this up here in the next two weeks and then I think it’s the second meeting in February, we’re hoping to get the RFP approved at the meeting. from the city commission, to come out for bid,” Russell said. “So we’re moving a bit on that. It’s definitely something the city commission has let us know, it’s kind of the top of the list.

Russell said the construction schedule for the new parking garage structure is largely dependent on the results of Ferber Engineering’s investigation and subsequent work.

“Obviously it would have to be something budgeted, so I think the earliest we would look to start construction would probably be 2023, 2024, that would be the absolute earliest,” Russell said.

The Miller Street car park currently has approximately 100 parking spaces.

“I think what we’d like to do would be, probably, a two or three level garage that would at least double or triple, so I think a safe bet would be between 300 and 400 parking spaces would be best,” said Russell said. “The Parking and Transportation Committee, what we’re looking for is something close to the capacity of our current garage, which is over 400 spaces. »

Russell said the Miller Street location had been identified as the place to house the new garage, due to the fact that it had been identified to do so in the 90s and increased activity from Sherman Street.

“We’re seeing a lot more use of this Miller Lot and I think Sherman Street is going to continue to grow, so it makes sense to have, on the other side of town, a larger capacity car park on that side, too,” Russell said. “Parking is always of the utmost importance here in Deadwood and we have explored all parking options and we just think this is the best location right now. Whatever we do, we We have to add more. We certainly understand that as a city.

Survey expenses are a 2022 budget item recommended by the Deadwood Parking and Transportation Committee on January 30, 2021.

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Lakewood apartment complex parking lot collapses

LAKEWOOD, Ohio – Structural engineers and firefighters investigate the collapse of a two-story underground parking lot at an apartment complex on Edgewater Drive.

Lakewood Police and Fire Department responded to 12540 Edgewater Drive in Marine Towers West to a report of an underground garage attached to the collapsed building.

Residents of Marine Towers West, which is the adjacent building next to the collapsed garage, have been asked to leave their residences for at least 24 hours while authorities investigate the collapse.

The exact number of displaced residents remains to be determined as some were at work, authorities said.

Photo courtesy of a resident of a neighboring building.

Image of a collapsed parking garage on Edgewater Drive.

Lakewood Fire Chief Tim Dunphy said based on video of the parking garage entrance, no one was in the garage when the collapse occurred. No injuries are to be deplored for the moment.

There were vehicles inside the garage. The exact number is yet to be determined, Dunphy said.

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A fire official speaking after a parking lot collapsed on Edgewater Drive in Lakewood.

“Fairly large collapse of what we call a pancake collapse. The upper deck collapsed onto the first floor deck and after that sections of the first floor collapsed,” he said.

Witnesses say they heard a loud boom and then felt everything shake. The garage is located between Marine Towers West and Marine Towers East.

A video taken by a resident of the East Tower shows the damage caused by the collapse.

Emergency crews at the scene of a collapsed parking lot on Edgewater Drive in Lakewood

A woman who lives in the building adjacent to the collapsed parking lot said it looked like an earthquake.

“I looked out the window and saw everyone running around and hearing people saying 911 so I ran,” she said.

Another resident who spoke to News 5 said he was visiting his parents in Akron a day earlier.

“Glad to be alive. It felt like a huge gust of wind. Like an explosion of air. I knew something had happened,” he said.

For a resident, at first, this was not thought of as it is usually very windy on the upper floors of the Marine West Tower.

“It was kind of like an earthquake. I didn’t think about it because it’s very windy. I actually learned from a friend who sent me a story online and a photo of it. So I thought I’d better go investigate, “he said.

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Partial collapse of the garage on Edgewater Drive in Lakewood.

A Google map shows the underground parking lot with a grass covered roof.

The Red Cross meets with displaced residents at a local school.

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According to county records, the building was constructed in the early 1960s and consists of 171 apartments. The fire chief said structural engineers would determine whether the building is safe for the residents to return, but it could take at least 24 hours.

The city has set up a telephone line for residents who have been displaced. Residents can call 1-866-647-1306 for more information regarding the collapse and evacuation.

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When will the repairs to the Buchanan Street parking lot in Lafayette be completed? | News

The first phase of repairs to the downtown Lafayette Buchanan Street parking lot is expected to be completed in January.

The six-story structure built in 1981 was abruptly closed in October 2018 after it was deemed unsafe, exacerbating parking problems for patrons of the nearby Lafayette Parish Courthouse as there is plenty of street parking. near the courthouse were then reserved for courthouse employees who used the garage.

It is not known when the parking garage will reopen.

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The plans for Phase 2 are expected to be delivered in January, unless unforeseen circumstances arise, according to city engineer Fred Trahan.

Phase 1 involves structural repairs to the parking garage, as well as sanding and painting the exterior of the structure and installing an impact resistant cable system.

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Corrosion damaged more than half of the steel beams and columns that support the floors of the 344-vehicle parking garage.

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Mayor-President Josh Guillory signed an emergency declaration in March 2020 after an engineer report revealed advanced to severe corrosion in the latches that connect some of the 200 panels to the garage itself. The panels were removed to lighten the load on the structure.

Phase 1 is expected to cost just over $ 1.6 million.

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Phase 2, Trahan said in an email response to the questions, is expected to include repairs or replacement of elevators, as well as repairs to stairwells and the electrical system, at an estimated cost of $ 1.6 million. of dollars. The second phase can also include interior painting for an estimated cost of $ 500,000 to $ 800.00.

If interior painting is not allowed, he said, the final design of the elevator and stairwell work could allow part of the parking garage to be used during construction. This decision will be made once the final elevator and stairwell designs are completed.

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The parking lot was closed in 2018 shortly after the parish’s former city council rejected a proposal from then-mayor Joel Robideaux that the city buy the structure from the parish. Some council members saw this decision as a way to help the budget of the struggling parish.

Robideaux then issued a request for proposals to redevelop the parking garage and other nearby properties – some not owned by LCG – into a mixed-use development with residences and businesses. It received four proposals in 2019, but took no action after determining that none of the proposals were financially viable.

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Columbus Council votes in Astor Park parking lot near Crew Stadium

Columbus City Council is due to vote Monday to pay $ 21.82 million for the construction phase of a new parking lot in the new mixed-use Astor Park development adjacent to Columbus Crew’s new field.

The council has already approved at least $ 1.4 million for the design of the city-owned garage by Columbus-based architecture firm Moody Nolan, bringing the total cost to at least $ 23.22 million.

The city had estimated the cost at $ 25 million, but that was based on a garage that could hold up to 750 cars. The final design of the five-story garage provides for 677 spaces to “serve residents, workers and visitors to the Astor Park area,” formerly known as Confluence Village until the team changed the name. in honor of the Astor House Hotel in New York City, where the United States Football Association (now known as the US Soccer Federation) was founded in 1913.

The garage will have a “perforated metal exterior” and vertical glass shaft with two elevators in the southeast corner, according to the ordinance.

The design will include two vehicle entrances with a total of five entry and exit lanes, located at the northeast and southwest corners of the structure, approximately 60 feet from the new stadium in the Arena district. There will be central ramps to access the parking lots, according to the ordinance that will be voted on Monday.

The garage’s utilities will include electric vehicle charging stations, a first-floor “bike center” accessible from an alleyway, and a groundwater reservoir. The garage will also include “openings for direct connection to adjacent residential buildings, built under a separate contract,” the ordinance said.

Why Columbus taxpayers pay for parking

The parking lot was part of what ultimately turned into a dramatic increase in costs to city taxpayers under an agreement between Mayor Andrew J. Ginther of Franklin County, the State and the crew to prevent the Major League Soccer team to leave town for Austin, Texas in late 2018.

While Ginther and other city officials initially said the city’s contribution to the deal was capped at $ 50 million, The Dispatch reported in 2019 that city officials were operating under two sets of books. separate: the public commitment of $ 50 million which included new streets and infrastructure and three cash contributions totaling $ 38 million and another unpublished budget filled with additional projects requested by the team and unforeseen cost overruns.

Following those reports, Ginther announced at a stadium dedication ceremony in 2019 that the city had in fact contributed an additional $ 63.9 million, bringing the total costs to the city’s taxpayers to just a bit. less than $ 114 million. But Ginther said the supplement was for projects not directly related to the stadium, calling it “additional funds for the infrastructure of this incredible new employment center.”

“I didn’t major in math, but the last time I checked, $ 113 million in infrastructure for a new job center leveraging $ 1.04 billion in private investment is a pretty good deal. return for central Ohio taxpayers, ”Ginther said at the event.

However, there were also contractual obligations of the stadium agreement, including the required municipal parking garage.

Meanwhile, the city is still in talks with the state to gain the necessary control of certain Ohio State Fairground parking lots near Historic Crew Stadium for a community sports park that , according to city officials, would be the public interest component of the present, nearly 3-year-old stadium deal.

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Does Klyde Warren Park Really Need Parking?

Update: While previous reports referred to part of the new structure planned for the Klyde Warren Park expansion as a “parking garage,” a spokesperson for the park said there would be far fewer parking spaces than what is expected. was originally reported. And VisitDallas said this week that it currently has no plans to rent the new building, a change from announcing the extension for the first time. You can read more here.

For the July issue of D Magazine, on newsstands now, I’ve written about the park building boom that downtown Dallas has experienced over the past decade. There is Main Street Garden, Civic Garden (formerly Belo Garden), Pacific Plaza, and West End Square. Carpenter Park and Harwood Park are on their way. There’s of course Klyde Warren Park, the 5.2-acre bridge park built on Woodall Rodgers and opened in 2012.

Generally people love parks and people really love Klyde Warren Park. Kids love fountains and playgrounds, adults love food trucks and public spaces and yoga classes. Pedestrians downtown appreciate the way it connects, over a freeway, the Arts District and Uptown. The city and the developers love the way this increases the value of neighboring properties. Thursday afternoon, I left the office and headed out to the park to sit at a shaded table, eat a cookie, and watch the world go by. It was the best 30 minutes of my week.

So why isn’t everyone liking Klyde Warren’s upcoming 1.7 acre expansion, which again made headlines this week after Dallas City Council approved the finances from him? of the market ? (Much of the money for the $ 100 million expansion comes from TxDOT, private donors, and maybe federal grants.) More park can’t be a bad thing, can it. ?

Note the relative success of each of the newer downtown parks individually, and you’ll find a few nits to choose from. But overall, the construction of parks is a potential boon for the city center because it gives the city center something it badly needs: greenery, pedestrian public spaces and a break from the monotony of the city. car traffic on one-way streets. Many of these parks have literally supplanted parking lots, as clear a symbol as one might ask of Dallas shifting away from the self-centered mindset that has often kept downtown from being what it should be. They are shared and open spaces where everyone is welcome.

Maybe that’s why Klyde Warren Park’s expansion makes it look like Dallas could ruin the good thing we have. Expansion plans highlight a parking lot and a new building that will house, among other things, a center for VisitDallas, the city’s recently besieged visitors’ office. (Update, 1:30 p.m.: While previous reports on this have characterized the structure as a “parking garage,” a spokesperson for Klyde Warren Park said the new extension building will only include about 15 parking spaces exclusively. for people working in the structure. Read more here.)

That’s a lot of enclosed space, although plans call for new green space in the form of Jacobs Lawn. The expansion would expand the children’s park while adding an ice rink that would be used in the winter. Better road links to the Perot Museum are also part of the deal. (All of this would complement the equally controversial “super fountain” that’s in the park’s future.)

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“Klyde Warren Park has shown that Dallas residents want more places to meet and an urban core that improves walkability,” the Dallas Morning News’ Mark Lamster wrote in 2018. “But this new expansion offers the opposite: it’s a garage with private event space, and public amenities are an afterthought. Specifically, there is almost no park in this park – the additional space that there would be is cut off from the rest of the park by the new structure.

Boosters said the parking garage is needed and the rental of the enclosed lodge included in the new construction will help fund park operations. The park is owned by the city, but is managed by a private foundation which pays for its maintenance. Renderings make expansion a great place for your company’s next corporate retreat. But does Dallas need its parks?

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San Antonio Zoo President in awe of parking lot structure

The San Antonio Zoo installed the zoo’s second lime green sign on the side of its parking lot visible from US 281 on Wednesday.

Additional artwork will be installed to complement the structure’s design in the coming weeks, said Tim Morrow, president and CEO of the zoo.

“We talked about wanting this to be an iconic building in San Antonio, and being able to make an iconic building out of a parking lot is a job well done by the architects, designers and team at the zoo, who all worked on it. “, did he declare.

There are currently three large giraffes on the structure, and next to being installed are a large tiger and several monarch butterflies, Morrow said. He said tests were also underway for the nighttime lighting. The panels will be backlit and the giraffes will be illuminated by ground lighting.

“It is perhaps the most beautiful parking lot on the planet!” he tweeted.

Looking natural and beautiful was the goal when designing the five-level garage, the zoo said. There is a lot of greenery and trees surrounding and growing on the structure.

The zoo unveiled the exterior design of the parking lot around the same time last year, but began installing the artwork last month. The delays were due to the manufacturing process of the large panels and animals.

“They stalled a bit because of all the rain we had in May, and now we have seen [construction] start to resume, ”he said.

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The animals selected on the structure represent conservation efforts around the world, Morrow said. Giraffes will represent efforts across Africa, the tiger will represent efforts in Asia, and butterflies will highlight efforts in San Antonio and the rest of North America.

Those who visit the San Antonio Zoo, Brackenridge Park, or any of the surrounding sites can park in the garage for free as city funds were used to build it. Inside the garage, visitors will find colorful artwork and animal facts on every parking level.

“We try to make it fun and educational, inside and out,” Morrow said.

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