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Redding Town Center Parking Officially Open | News

REDDING, Calif.- The Redding Town Center Parking Lot is now officially open after the Redding Chamber of Commerce hosted it with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The new five-story structure has 400 parking spaces, double what the McConnell Foundation thought it could build.

It also has electric vehicle charging stations on several levels, access by stairs and elevator and solar panels on the top floor.








Action News Now has spoken to several companies who are delighted the structure is complete after 19 months of construction.

Jay Abraham owns Abe’s Mercerie downtown and hopes the new parking lot will make it easier for his customers to enjoy downtown.

“Overall, I think it’s a benefit for all small businesses,” Abraham said. “The city has invested a lot of money in the development of this downtown area, so we are delighted. He can’t do anything but help us.

In recognition of the community’s patience, parking is free until June 1st.

After the free parking period ends, people will have to pay $1 an hour, a rate the Redding Chamber of Commerce says is comparable to towns like Chico.

Redding Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jake Mangas told Action News Now that paid parking will help open up more spaces in the downtown core.

“One of the things we heard from downtown businesses, especially first-floor businesses, is that they were concerned about the lack of turnover because people could park for free anywhere in a downtown surface street and stay there all day,” Mangas said. . “So creating paid parking alternatives helps create that revenue and gets people around so they can get in and out of that business or restaurant.”

Construction around the parking lot is not yet complete, so people cannot walk from the parking lot to downtown at this time.

People will have to walk on a blocked off portion of California Street before reaching businesses at the Placer Street intersection.

The McConnel Foundation hopes to have a gateway open in the near future.

Some companies have told Action News Now they are not concerned about the current march.

Many business owners, like Amber Treat, owner of Shop Around the Corner Books, have said that parking is one of the biggest problems downtown and that this garage should be a big help.

“Construction is still ongoing, so access from the parking lot to Butte St. where I am is not direct,” Treat said. “I just can’t wait to get all the construction done so people can walk straight from the garage to my store.”

“Walking a few blocks to get where you need to go isn’t insurmountable,” Mangas said. “We know there are options for people to park closer to the businesses they want to go to, and paid parking helps facilitate that. We recognize that not everyone has the physical ability to walk a few blocks.

Action News Now asked Abraham if this new structure would make a difference to his business.

“We all hope so. I think so, absolutely. The more people we can bring into town and have an easier parking situation, which will definitely increase traffic,” Abraham said.

You can now enter the California Street parking lot near Yuba Street.

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Parma apartment tenants face gas cut after parking lot collapses

PARMA, Ohio (WOIO) – Tenants of Regency apartments in Parma are frustrated that their building’s gas was shut off after a gas line was likely damaged when the parking lot collapsed.

“I believe they are working on it today, but there are no more cold showers and no kitchen,” tenant Nicholas Schultz said.

Schultz faced many problems related to the collapse of this parking lot. His car is now snagged by the bumpers where the structure fell.

“It’s kind of frustrating in that management didn’t do anything but, ‘hey, so you know we have an emergency stop,'” Schultz said.

In an email to tenants on Wednesday, management said the gas would be turned off for an emergency repair for the next 72 hours in the building next to the parking lot.

“We apologize for any inconvenience as we go through this difficult time and will update you once the gas is restored,” Regency Apartments management said.

Late Thursday evening, 19 News learned that the tenants had received an email stating that the emergency repair was almost complete and that gas would be restored.

Raina Hill, a tenant in a nearby building, was awakened by the sound of fire alarms when this happened. She said she was not surprised, but hopes management will take action to prevent something like this from happening again.

“I knew something was going to happen,” Hill said. “They don’t really care about anything that happens here.”

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California mom sentenced for pushing baby out of parking lot

LA HABRA, Calif. (KTLA) — A mother was sentenced to 25 years to life on Wednesday for pushing her 7-month-old son out of an Orange County hospital parking lot, killing him more ten years old.

Sonia Hermosillo, 42, told the judge she was sorry for killing Noe Medina Jr. in 2011 and tearfully asked to be reunited with her family, the Orange County Register reported.

“I’m asking for an opportunity to be with my daughters,” she said through a Spanish translator. “Please, your honor, I know what I did was wrong, but I regret doing it from the bottom of my heart.”

Hermosillo was found guilty by a jury last August of one count of first-degree murder and one count of assault on a child causing death. She had pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity, triggering a separate trial to determine whether she was legally insane at the time of the incident.

A month later, the same jury that found Hermosillo guilty of first-degree murder also found her sane at the time of the murder.

OC Superior Court Judge Kimberly Menninger said Wednesday her only sentencing options were either probation or 25 years to life behind bars, adding that a probation sentence for killing a baby was not a good option, reported the OC Register.

“There is no winner here,” Menninger told Hermosillo’s family. “It just became a tragedy and I’m so sorry for what you went through.”

On August 22, 2011, Hermosillo drove her 7-month-old son, Noe, to Orange County Children’s Hospital in the city of Orange and parked her car in the fourth floor of her parking lot.

Baby Noe was born with congenital muscular torticollis and wore a medical helmet to correct his plagiocephaly. His condition required him to receive regular treatment at the hospital, but the infant did not have an appointment scheduled that day.

Hermosillo removed Noe’s helmet and pushed him out of the parking lot, the prosecutor’s office said. Prosecutors say she intended to murder him.

The mother then walked inside the hospital, validated her parking lot and left.

A witness who saw the baby fall through the air called 911 and police responded to the scene.

Noe was taken to the trauma center at UC Irvine Medical Center in critical condition and died two days later.

Shortly after Noe was kicked out of the parking lot, Hermosillo’s husband, Noe Medina, called law enforcement to report that his wife and son were missing.

Medina told police at the time that his wife had recently been hospitalized with depression and was not allowed to be alone with the baby. He said she took Noe while he watched the couple’s other two children at their home in La Habra. He hadn’t been immediately aware of what had happened, but when he realized they were gone he called the police to report them missing.

That night, an Orange police officer saw Hermosillo drive past Main Street Hospital and arrested her, officials said.

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What caused the collapse of a parking lot in Parma?

PARMA, Ohio (WJW) — What caused a section of a parking lot to collapse in an underground garage at a Parma apartment complex late Tuesday night?

A team of investigators from the city of Parma is now trying to answer this troubling question. It happened at 11:45 p.m. at the Regency Apartments in the 5800 block of Laurent Drive.

Nicholas Schultz lives in the complex and says he heard a crumbling noise in the parking lot and decided to get out and investigate. He saw that a car had just stopped and parked next to his car, but he couldn’t believe what he saw next.

“Within about a minute I saw the garage collapse and both vehicles were then hung from the parking lot,” he said.

Shultz told FOX 8 that the only thing preventing his car and the other vehicle from falling into the underground garage below was the fact that the front and rear bumpers rested on the garage’s steel ceiling beams.

Luckily no one was in danger when the parking lot collapsed and no one was hurt.

“That was my first thought was to make sure no one was down, I was listening for the screams or something, I was making sure people who had just gotten out of their vehicles were okay too,” Schultz said.

The Parma Fire Department is currently investigating the cause of the failure of the supports holding the parking lot together, which looks suspiciously like the parking lot collapse at the Marine Towers West apartment complex in Lakewood in December 2021.

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“Each part of the parking structure has a cement deck between it and then it’s held up by metal beams, there was a failure in there. It could be a force of the weight of the vehicles themselves, the weight of the bridge itself, and then the age that always plays a role in everything,” Parma Fire Department spokesman TJ Martin said.

Firefighters say the parking lot foundation and building foundation are separate and they maintain the apartment complex itself is structurally sound. What is interesting about the parking terrace above the underground car park is that at some point the operators of the complex decided to permanently close a large part of the terrace.

“The engineering models at the time these buildings were constructed were not as polished as they are now, and I believe at some point they determined that it would not support the weight what it was designed for, and on an abundance of attention, the management company said ‘we’re not going to park there anymore,’” Martin said.

Residents say there have been a number of issues with parking over the years and they have made formal complaints to the management company that owns the resort.

A tenant, who asked not to be identified, told FOX 8, “There’s been water running through that ceiling for a while now, and there’s also cracks all over the floor, on the walls, and a part of the ground is raised.”

The resident says the parking lot collapse was an imminent accident.

“I mean you can’t walk into the garage without knowing something is wrong, you see puddles on the floor caused by water running off, like I said, you see this building, on the ceiling, people’s cars are covered in limestone deposits because of this, there’s no way they don’t know about it,” he said.

Investigators are checking the building’s inspection history, operated by the owner’s Bedford Heights-based management company. The company did not respond to our request for an interview or statement.

“It’s something you never thought would happen, so they don’t get inspected on a regular basis, the management companies themselves do it. And with the failure of a component, it’s not necessarily something which is going to be noticed at some point,” said TJ Martin.

Authorities are now making arrangements to remove the two cars which are hanging by their bumpers over the large hole in the parking lot, so they can do a more thorough assessment of the damage and identify the exact cause of the collapse .

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City OKs 7 story downtown apartment complex, parking garage

For seven years, the City of Lakeland has been looking for a builder to purchase the city-owned 1.5-acre parking lot on Oak Street downtown and replace it with a multi-use development. And now he has a deal with a company that wants to build a seven-story apartment complex with a 424-space parking lot.

The Lakeland City Commission on Monday approved a 21-page development agreement with Tampa-based ONICX Group to build at least 200 apartments, 2,000 square feet of street-level retail and multi-story parking. The vote was 6 to 1, with Commissioner Bill Read voting against.

But after months of negotiations, time is running out. The whole deal could fall apart if, or when, the US Federal Reserve raises interest rates and puts funding for the $53.6 million project out of Onicx’s reach.

As part of the pact, Onicx will buy the property for $1.836 million and the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency (ARC) will contribute up to $1.1 million towards the construction of the multi-storey parking lot.

The agreement includes several stipulations that allow the developer and the city to withdraw at different times from the project.

Onicx has a 90-day “inspection period” to determine the “suitability of the property for its project”.

If the company determines that the project is not feasible as planned, it may “terminate the agreement for any reason before the expiration of the inspection period and receive a refund of its $25,000 deposit. “, states the agreement. Onicx may request two 30-day extensions to the inspection period.

Under the pact, Onicx must complete the purchase of the property within one year of signing the agreement. He can request 30-day extensions, but they will cost the company $10,000 each.

Site plan for floors 5 to 7; see the plans of the other floors here or in the document at the end of this article.

Other stipulations include a $736,000 cap on the amount the city will waive fees related to site plan reviews, building permits, inspections, impact fees and offsite utility improvements.

“If these costs are expected to exceed this amount, Onicx will notify the City of the additional costs and the City will notify Onicx whether or not it agrees to pay, waive, or otherwise satisfy the additional costs,” the agreement reads. “If the city chooses not to bear the additional costs, Onicx may choose to pay the additional costs and move forward with the project or terminate the agreement.”

There is also a 36 month time frame to complete the project once it has started.

The terms are tied to lengthy negotiations with Onicx since winning the bid in September with a proposed $40 million, 153-unit apartment complex that has been drastically altered since October at the behest of the commission. , adding expense and complication.

“We and everyone involved in the process need to get it started,” Onicx Group Vice Chairman Arjun Choudhary told the commissioners. “Interest rates are rising” and the company is scrambling to secure financing before that happens.

The project has “already done the rounds”, he said. Onicx expects to have “answers” regarding funding within 30-45 days.

Choudhary said the Oak Street project is a pivotal project for Onicx, “the first of three that I’m trying to do” which will be introduced in the next six months and which will “catalyze” the downtown real estate market “for the success in the future; these will be the first projects of their kind” in Lakeland.

But first, the Oak Street project must get underway, agreed Choudhary, commissioners and planners.

On April 8, the Lakeland CRA Advisory Board unanimously approved Onicx Group’s proposed 40-page development plan for Oak Street for the block-sized lot on the north side of Oak Street. , between North Kentucky and North Tennessee avenues.

City Attorney Parker Davis told the commission that the plan calls for Onicx to build the seven-story apartment building and integrated parking lot, that the ARC will help build $1.1 million. dollars.

Onyx originally submitted a proposal for a six-story, 153-unit apartment building on the site. The original pact called for 10% of housing units to be set aside for affordable housing for households earning 80% or less of Polk County’s average median income (AMI) of $47,000.

With 153 apartments, that affordable housing “unit count” was 15. Under the proposed new agreement, the number of affordable housing units will remain at 15, with Onicx committing to build “at least” 200 units.

“We understand that affordable housing is a huge need for the community,” said Alis Drumgo, Lakeland CRA’s deputy director and deputy director of community development, noting that ideally the city is aiming for 20% affordable housing in new developments. , but, in this case, the commission’s request to add more units and build a parking lot changed the scenario for Onicx.

Because of this, he said, project costs have gone from an initial estimate of $36 million to now over $50 million.

“What we didn’t want to do was penalize the developer for responding to the commission’s request,” Drumgo said, so the affordable housing requirement would remain at 15 units.

Even then, “roughly calculating, (Onicx) ‘leaves about $2 million on the table’ over the 15 years, all 15 units should qualify as affordable housing.”

The proposed deal includes 10 years of tax increment financing (TIF) that reduces 80% of property taxes in the first five years, a 60% abatement of property taxes for years six through 10 and waives up to to $736,000 in impact fee permit credits.

The ARC has been planning to develop the Oak Street plot since 2015. In 2018, a private developer expressed interest in developing the site as a “dense urban multi-family residential project with the potential to incorporate some mixed-use elements” .

ARC began soliciting submissions in March 2019 for the project. A selection committee chose the plan from Tampa-based Catalyst Asset Management Inc. over the one submitted by Lakeland’s Broadway Real Estate Services.

Catalyst’s 2019 proposal called for a six-story structure with 173 apartments, 38 of which would be reserved for affordable housing. Their proposal also included 10,000 square feet for retail and a four-story parking garage. But after a year of negotiations, Catalyst pulled out of the project in September 2020, citing COVID impacts and “investor apprehension.”

ARC solicited a new round of bids in July 2021. The selection committee unanimously chose the plan submitted by Onicx Group. At its October 18 meeting, the city commission agreed and agreed to begin negotiations with a deadline to seal the deal within six months — no later than April.

An October development document submitted by Onicx lists potential monthly rents for apartments at market price at $1,196 for a studio, $1,350 for a T1, $1,932 for a T2 and $2,100 for a T2. .

Comparing rates to downtown competitors Mirrorton, eBay and The Gardens, the document notes: “Given the superior location and design type of 200 Oak Street compared to current market offerings, we have chose to set rents slightly higher than those of the competition.

Onicx Group has completed over $500 million in real estate projects over the past five years, with over 900 multi-family units in mixed-use projects currently under development. Projects in the area include the Marriott Residence Inn Downtown Winter Haven.

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Old Town Automated Parking Returns to City Review | ALXnow

Parking garage for 116 South Henry Street, image via City of Alexandria

Two years after plans for converting 116 South Henry Street into an automated parking garage were first submitted for city review, the garage is resubmitted to the Board of Architectural Review on Thursday, May 5 with some changes in mind.

The plan remains to build a 50ft garage just off King Street, but the entrance is undergoing some sort of overhaul after earlier designs were deemed too ‘monolithic’ in previous hearings.

“The lower levels of the garage will be clad in black brick and the upper levels will be clad in EIFS/Dryvit synthetic stucco,” the staff report states. “Entrances on the first level will consist of two rolling garage doors, an aluminum and glass storefront door system and two pedestrian doors. Large backlit letters spelling “PARKING” will be on the west end of the north elevation, above the entrances. »

The report contains some potential changes to the visuals of the building facade as well as options for different lighting, although to the untrained eye they all look roughly the same.

Construction was approved in April for all three buildings on the site. The parking structure will adjoin a four-story residential building and a four-story mixed-use building.

Staff recommend approval of the parking garage design, with a preference expressed for the fourth option.

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Pascagoula wants a new purpose for the little-used parking lot | Mississippi News

PASCAGOULA, Mississippi (AP) — A downtown parking lot on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast has barely been used since a city spent federal money to build it after Hurricane Katrina, and local officials say it has become a graffiti-covered eyesore.

Pascagoula executives are looking for ways to give the City Dock Parking Garage a new purpose, possibly adding office or retail space on the upper floors, the Mississippi Press reported. The original light fixtures and security cameras were destroyed a long time ago.

“Isn’t that terrible? said Mayor Jay Willis. “It’s just ridiculous. Because there hasn’t been much traffic there over the years since it was built, it’s become a favorite spot for people looking to do bad things and not be seen.

As billions of federal dollars poured into Mississippi after Katrina in 2005, Pascagoula used some of his money to build the parking lot in anticipation of future downtown development. The garage is near the Pascagoula River.

“You know the old phrase ‘Build it and they will come?’ Well, they didn’t come,” Willis said. “It has stood totally empty and unused since it was built.”

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Willis and the Pascagoula City Council hope to turn the structure into something useful. The city contracted with a planning and design firm to determine the options.

“I really believe this is going to turn into something that will be very nice for the town of Pascagoula,” Willis said.

The city replaced the garage light fixtures and installed a new surveillance camera system linked to the Pascagoula Police Department. The garage sits directly behind nine new high-end townhouses being built along the river, with 11 additional townhouses under construction.

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Buchanan Parking Garage reopens in time for International Festival, first phase complete | festivals

The Buchanan parking lot in downtown Lafayette will reopen in time for the Festival International de Louisiane crowds, according to a statement from the Lafayette Consolidated Government.

“The first phase of construction to repair the deteriorated steel columns and beams has been completed. The second phase to repair the elevators and stairwells is expected to begin in approximately three months,” the statement said. “Elevators will not operate until phase two is complete. Staff will use a golf cart to transport those unable to descend garage levels.”

Festival parking is $5. After the festival ends, the parking fee is $1 per hour, the statement said.

The six-story structure built in 1981 was abruptly closed in October 2018 after it was deemed unsafe, exacerbating parking issues for patrons of the nearby Lafayette Parish courthouse as many street parking spaces near the courthouse were then reserved for courthouse employees who used The Garage.

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

Mayor-President Josh Guillory signed an emergency declaration in March 2020 after an engineer’s report found 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 of the garage repairs, involving structural repairs to the car park, as well as sandblasting and painting the exterior of the structure and installing an impact-resistant cable system, was due to be completed in January for a cost of $1.6 million.

Phase 2 is expected to include the repair or replacement of elevators, as well as repairs to stairwells and the electrical system, at an estimated cost of $1.6 million. The second phase may also include interior painting for an estimated cost of $500,000 to $800,000.

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Part of the parking lot at Trumbull Shopping Center is still closed

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One of the raised parking lots at the Westfield Trumbull Mall, closed to traffic after a hole was discovered over the weekend, in Trumbull, Connecticut on February 14, 2022.

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TRUMBULL – Two and a half months after a piece of concrete fell on the lower level of a Westfield Trumbull shopping center car park, part of the structure is still closed and being assessed.

The incident, which happened on February 13, tore a hole in the upper deck of the garage and caused the closure of part of the structure, which is near the Target store in the mall. It remained closed, and a mall spokesperson said in a written statement that it was unclear when the issue would be resolved and the full structure reopened.

“The Westfield team is working with its engineers to develop the scope of work for the repairs, but this process will take some time to tender the work and complete the repairs,” the statement said.

In the meantime, Trumbull building manager Robert Dunn said the city is working with mall management to make sure it’s safe to park on the lower deck.


“We have received preliminary reports from two structural engineers indicating where cars can be safely parked,” Dunn said in an email. “They put reinforcements under the section of the bridge that had a piece that fell off.”

However, that area of ​​the bridge is still closed, he said. Dunn said core samples were taken from various locations on the bridge for analysis by forensic engineers. He said an analysis of the results should be available soon.

When the parking lot was first damaged, mall security quickly began asking people parked in the affected area to move their cars. Mall officials said no vehicles were damaged in the incident and no one was injured.

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Mixed-use parking garage gets approval in Ferndale

Ferndale City Council approved special land use and site plan applications for a mixed-use parking structure at 180 Vester Street at its April 11 meeting. Shown here is a rendering by Serra-Marko & Associates of what the building might look like.

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FERNDALE — A mixed-use parking structure in downtown Ferndale has received City Council approval.

At its April 11 meeting, Ferndale City Council voted 4-0 to approve special land use and site plan applications for a 5-story parking structure at 180 Vester St. The property is owned at the Ferndale Collision auto shop.

The mixed-use building is proposed to contain 169 spaces over an area of ​​18,572 square feet. The first floor would not have parking, but would house shops. The project is connected to a mixed-use development at 141 Vester St. which was approved by council earlier this year.

A condition of this approval was that the developer agree to delay construction for 14 months from the date of approval to create an opportunity for the 180 Vester car park to be built first. The 141 Vester project will include 72 units with a focus on affordable housing.

“The rendering is basically the facade, a facade that’s broken in such a way that…it’s not immediately apparent as a parking structure,” said Peter D’Aleo, architect at Serra-Marko & Associates, during Of the reunion. “It attempts to be more compatible with adjacent buildings and contextually with the streetscape.”

Council approval, City Manager Joe Gacioch said, allows the developers, Zoma Investments, to move forward to explore their financing options.

Mayor Melanie Piana added that the banks need a good design project in order to estimate what the financing needs of the project would be to see if it can actually be built.

“Our business community and the residents of our meeting at 141 Vester wanted a guarantee that it was going to be built, and we said there was no guarantee of development,” she said, ” But this is just one step in the process of moving this project forward at a faster pace to see if it can meet parking demands, as well as the needs and demands that the business community and residents have set themselves a priority.

Councilman Greg Pawlica thought the project was excellent and made good use of the property. He also said the structure would allow Ferndale more flexibility with potential parking in land behind the Como restaurant, as well as any other development that might want to explore the east side of town.

“This addresses the need for additional parking on the east side, which (we will) lose a significant amount of parking to Project 141 (Vester),” he said.

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California Street Parking Garage opens to the public – anewscafe.com

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.

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Grand Rapids Downtown Library’s parking garage and mixed-use concept spark questions at city commission meeting

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A concept to build a 500-space maximum parking lot with mixed-use space, potentially housing apartments, businesses or community spaces, was rejected by Grand Rapids city commissioners on Tuesday.

Mobile GR, the city’s parking services department, has been considering for years the idea of ​​building a parking lot, with commercial or residential space, on what is now a 110-space surface parking lot, 111 Library St. NE .

After hearing the outcome of the community feedback the city gathered on the concept, several commission members wondered if an additional parking garage was needed. Instead, they suggested that residential housing, with enough parking to service the library and surrounding venues, should be the main focus of the site.

“In Grand Rapids, we need housing like hogs need slop,” City Commissioner Joe Jones said Tuesday, April 26. “Any opportunity to get housing is a good thing.”

Josh Naramore, director of Mobile GR, said building a parking garage on the site would allow the city to provide parking for city employees who currently park in more demand lots downtown.

The idea is to “free up more parking spaces in the heart of downtown, especially in the Heartside neighborhood where we have a lot of businesses that want to expand,” he said.

Naramore cited the Weston-Commerce ramp as an example of a parking garage that is “extremely oversubscribed.”

Commissioner Jon O’Connor expressed his opposition to the proposed parking garage.

He asked why the city would consider building the facility when a large parking lot used by the city, located at 36 McConnell St. SW, has a 60% utilization rate.

“If it’s something that’s 60%, why don’t we put cars out there at $0 cost,” he asked.

During his presentation to the commission, Naramore highlighted feedback the city has gathered from residents and community members on the parking garage concept.

Feedback was collected from neighborhood residents, as well as nearby institutions such as the Library, Grand Rapids Community College, Civic Theater, Grand Rapids Children’s Museum and others. Developer feedback was also collected.

As well as a parking garage, ideas for what to include in the development ranged from affordable housing, retail space for a cafe and outdoor recreation space, among others. , Naramore said.

The parking garage could consist of one development space on the first floor, followed by multiple parking floors, with additional development space above the garage.

He said the library’s biggest concern was making sure there was enough parking space for the library and its patrons.

“They’re very strong on what we’ve heard all along, which is that the new structure shouldn’t overshadow the existing historic structure,” Naramore said, referring to the library, which opened in 1904.

He said feedback from the development community highlighted that financial incentives will likely be needed to make the project a reality given rising construction costs.

Commissioner Senita Lenear said she would like the concept to focus primarily on housing.

“Housing is an important need,” she said. “For years, we have had people ask us to make housing available, as much as possible. When I think of the options here, it would have been great to see an option that is mostly accommodation with parking, perhaps, to support that.

A 2020 study, conducted for the city of Grand Rapids by Housing Next, estimates the city needs 5,340 additional apartments and 3,548 owner-occupied condos, townhouses or single-family homes by 2025.

For the next stages of the concept, Naramore said briefings on the concept will be provided to the Grand Rapids Public Library Board, as well as the Mobile GR Commission. Feedback from these councils and the city commission will be used to create a firmer concept for the site.

“With the approval of the city commission, we might like to move forward with the potential design of what the facility would look like based on your feedback,” Naramore told the commission.

Adding more parking to the area would also benefit nearby organizations such as the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum and St. Cecilia Music Center. Both organizations said one of the barriers to their growth is that they don’t have parking, Naramore said.

He said the size of the proposed parking garage could be reduced and that 500 spaces is not a definitive figure.

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Gables closed garage | News, Sports, Jobs


The city has condemned the Gables Building parking lot for security reasons, heightening the threat of a downtown parking shortage.

The shutdown came earlier this month after a complaint led to a codes department inspection that revealed a host of issues, according to department director Rebecca Brown.

A planned parking study is “even more important” now, said Sherri McGregor, president of the Altoona Parking Authority.

Numerous cracks in the concrete beams that support the Gables Garage’s deck panels have caused further deterioration of the beams, and there is significant spalling of the concrete from the panels and numerous exposed steel rebars, Brown said. , citing the inspector’s report.

The sentencing earlier this month led to the transfer of 48 vehicles that had been using the Gables garage to the garage at the nearby city transportation center – with a temporary reservation of 12 additional spaces, according to Vickie Chilcote, office manager of the Parking Authority.

Those 12 remaining spaces — which would become open to the general public for monthly rentals if former Gables occupants are not interested — represent the final 12 available for monthly rent in the Transportation Center garage, according to Chilcote.

There are also 14 spaces available in the surface lot behind Altoona Cardiology Associates and a few on the 10th Avenue Freeway near 11th Street, according to Chilcote.

Additionally, there are three-hour visitor spaces available behind the new Curry building and two-hour spaces on the avenues, McGregor said.

The city ordered Gables owner DSD Investors LLC of Upper Darby to hire a structural engineer to analyze the Gables garage and provide a report to the city with a chart of needed repairs, Brown said.

“The goal here is just to get that report and go from there,” said Brown.

The company, however, had difficulty finding a structural engineer to perform the task and requested an extension of time, according to the company’s manager, Brown said.

Brown doesn’t know if the company intends to repair the garage or how much it might cost, she said.

The city’s recent inspection showed that workers had already patched holes in the Gables garage, fastened heavy netting to the first-floor ceiling, installed wooden cribwork under the second-floor deck, and applied shotcrete in spots, Brown said.

As far as she knows, the condemnation of the garage will not affect the use of the rest of the Gables building, Brown said.

The garage has five floors, including a roof.

The lowest floor is accessible from a driveway connecting 11th and 12th Avenues, while the upper floor is accessible from the 1100 block of 13th Street and the remaining floors are accessible from the 1300 block of 12th Avenue.

The city has affixed yellow warning tape to all entrances.

“As we see how it unfolds, we will know more,” said McGregor.

Ongoing downtown revitalization has created pressure for more parking, though the upcoming summer break for Penn State Altooona should relieve some of that pressure.

The RFP for the Parking Study calls for a review of the 7th to 18th Street and 10th to 14th Avenue area.

The budget for the study is $40,000.

The study consultant must complete within six months.

This study “comes at a good time” said McGregor.

The transport center garage has 230 spaces.

The Gables Garage has about 100 spaces, officials said.

The DSD director spoke briefly to a reporter on Monday, suggested the matter could be discussed later, but did not call back after that.

The Mirror’s staff writer, William Kibler, is at 814-949-7038.



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Parking plans underway in Fondren; Senate approves $20 million

Developers in the Fondren Entertainment District are drawing up plans for the parking lot that will be built behind The Pearl tiki bar, Highball Lanes bowling alley and the Capri Theatre.

Jason Watkins and David Pharr, the Northeast Jackson residents who started the Fondren Entertainment District business, said they were handling plans for the garage because there is land available related to their development and that they have an established business relationship with a contractor, which should make construction as efficient and affordable as possible.

Senate Bill 3150 authorized up to $20 million in bonds to be issued by the Hinds County Development Project Loan Fund “to assist in the development and construction of infrastructure improvements, including structured parking , and other enhancements associated with an entertainment development project”.

“The leadership of the state — the governor and the speaker of the House of Representatives — led it that way,” Watkins said. “They saw the need for this garage. It was their choice to help him in this way.

In February, the Hinds County Board of Supervisors approved the garage’s general concept and voted to move forward with the legislation.

Supervisors will be responsible for loan repayment, Watkin said. Revenue from drivers paying to use the garage and fees paid by residents of a planned apartment complex will go to Hinds County to pay for the loan, he said.

“We have a few loose ends with the county regarding the structure of the loan agreement,” he said. “After that, the design phase will begin, and then construction, which will take six to nine months.”

Hinds County will take ownership of the garage upon completion, Watkins said.

“It will be the county’s long-term asset,” he said. “We have no interest in owning the garage.”

Plans call for a professional management company to lease and operate the garage, Watkins said. As is the case in many cities, drivers will pay a fee to park in the garage.

The exact location of the garage, which is estimated to be worth $13 million, has not been identified except behind the entertainment district, Pharr said.

Pharr and Watkins are working with a consultant who specializes in parking garages, who advised that a garage that can hold 500 vehicles would be the right size to accommodate area businesses and allow for future growth in the area.

Watkins hopes the garage will be ready for use by the end of 2022.

In a state where drivers value the convenience of front door parking, Pharr believes drivers will use the garage because it will provide an alternative to driving around the block and looking for an open parking space.

“We think people will appreciate the predictability and security of parking,” he said. An armed security guard patrols in front of the Quartier des spectacles in Fondren and another in the back of the Quartier des spectacles.

Nathan Glenn, owner of Rooster’s and Basil’s restaurants in the Fondren Corner Building, welcomes the extra parking.

“Parking is the only thing everyone complains about in Fondren,” he said. “Any additional parking would be fine. I think it will be good for the whole region.

Parking would also be beneficial when there are events in Fondren and parking is scarce, he said.

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Carrboro’s East Main Street parking garage offers teens a social gathering place

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By Lola Oliverio, Proconian

Growing up in Carrboro, I can’t remember the first time I hung out with friends at the 300 East Main Street parking lot next to the ArtsCenter. This was my favorite place throughout my high school experience and I created countless memories there.

For the most part, the structure is a place to park your car while you catch a concert at Cat’s Cradle or enjoy a meal at Hickory Tavern. For many young people in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area, however, it is the meeting place. Often teens hang out on the top floor, sit in their car, or people watch while chatting with friends.

Erected in September 2013, the parking lot has served East Main Square businesses for nearly nine years. The structure was built as part of the “Phase One” construction process that brought Carrboro to a Hilton Inn and began in March 2012.

“When you say ‘the parking lot,’ everyone knows what you’re talking about,” said Chapel Hill Secondary School senior Victoria Romanova.

The place has become a staple of teenage life in the Triangle. With five floors (including one on the roof), an elevator and a beautiful view of Main Street, it’s the perfect place to meet up with friends.

“People have fun there; they relax,” said CHHS sophomore Emerys Bowers.

Many teenagers skateboard, have photo shoots, or just chat with each other on the roof of the structure.

“It’s a great place to hang out with people in a nice and safe environment,” said CHHS senior Julian Brown. “I feel pretty comfortable there.”

Many love the place because of its informal and intimate atmosphere.

“It’s a nice meeting place because it’s relatively secluded but also laid back and public,” added CHHS manager Mia Kalish. “Plus, you can see much of the beautiful UNC-Chapel Hill campus from up there.”

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the structure became even more popular, as it was the only place many could see their friends.

“When my friends and I were unable to spend time indoors, we spent a lot of time in the parking lot,” said CHHS manager Tatum Chewning. “It’s a long way from Franklin Street so we would meet on the bridge and walk around downtown.”

The students say the Carrboro Police Department does not actively enforce loitering restrictions against teens who engage in innocent entertainment.

“The police have questioned my friends a few times, but usually they just ask what we’re doing and make sure we’re not drinking,” Brown said.

Fans of the band Glass Animals watch a performance in August 2021 from the East Main Street parking lot as the band plays in the new outdoor performance space at Cat’s Cradle. Photo by Lola Oliverio.

In 2021, Carrboro Cat’s Cradle Concert Hall built an outdoor performance space behind the arts center. During some shows, individuals can often be seen watching from the parking lot.

“It was really cool to experience a concert from up there,” said CHHS senior Linden Clemens. “I think it’s a good option for sold-out shows. It’s obviously not like being in the pit, but it’s still fun.

The parking lot may come across as an unconventional hangout, but it serves young people in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area quite well. It’s rarely empty, and there are often several groups of friends at the top of the structure. It’s a pleasant phenomenon and a lesser-known aspect of youth culture in the region.

This article first appeared in the Chapel Hill High School Student Newspaper Proconian.

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Carrboro’s East Main Street parking garage offers teens a social gathering spot

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By Lola Oliverio, Proconian

Growing up in Carrboro, I can’t remember the first time I hung out with friends at the 300 East Main Street parking lot next to the ArtsCenter. This was my favorite place throughout my high school experience and I created countless memories there.

For the most part, the structure is a place to park your car while you catch a concert at Cat’s Cradle or enjoy a meal at Hickory Tavern. For many young people in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area, however, it is the meeting place. Often teens hang out on the top floor, sit in their car, or people watch while chatting with friends.

Erected in September 2013, the parking lot has served East Main Square businesses for nearly nine years. The structure was built as part of the “Phase One” construction process that brought Carrboro to a Hilton Inn and began in March 2012.

“When you say ‘the parking lot,’ everyone knows what you’re talking about,” said Chapel Hill Secondary School senior Victoria Romanova.

The place has become a staple of teenage life in the Triangle. With five floors (including one on the roof), an elevator and a beautiful view of Main Street, it’s the perfect place to meet up with friends.

“People have fun there; they relax,” said CHHS sophomore Emerys Bowers.

Many teenagers skateboard, have photo shoots, or just chat with each other on the roof of the structure.

“It’s a great place to hang out with people in a nice and safe environment,” said CHHS senior Julian Brown. “I feel pretty comfortable there.”

Many love the place because of its informal and intimate atmosphere.

“It’s a nice meeting place because it’s relatively secluded but also laid back and public,” added CHHS manager Mia Kalish. “Plus, you can see much of the beautiful UNC-Chapel Hill campus from up there.”

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the structure became even more popular, as it was the only place many could see their friends.

“When my friends and I were unable to spend time indoors, we spent a lot of time in the parking lot,” said CHHS manager Tatum Chewning. “It’s a long way from Franklin Street so we would meet on the bridge and walk around downtown.”

The students say the Carrboro Police Department does not actively enforce loitering restrictions against teens who engage in innocent entertainment.

“The police have questioned my friends a few times, but usually they just ask what we’re doing and make sure we’re not drinking,” Brown said.

Fans of the band Glass Animals watch a performance in August 2021 from the East Main Street parking lot as the band plays in the new outdoor performance space at Cat’s Cradle. Photo by Lola Oliverio.

In 2021, Carrboro Cat’s Cradle Concert Hall built an outdoor performance space behind the arts center. During some shows, individuals can often be seen watching from the parking lot.

“It was really cool to experience a concert from up there,” said CHHS senior Linden Clemens. “I think it’s a good option for sold-out shows. It’s obviously not like being in the pit, but it’s still fun.

The parking lot may come across as an unconventional hangout, but it serves young people in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area quite well. It’s rarely empty, and there are often several groups of friends at the top of the structure. It’s a pleasant phenomenon and a lesser known aspect of youth culture in the region.

This article first appeared in the Chapel Hill High School Student Newspaper Proconian.

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Parking lot partially collapses as trucker searches for overnight parking

Searching for a trucker to park overnight accidentally led to a partial collapse of a parking lot in Virginia on Wednesday night.

The incident happened on April 20 in Lynchburg, Va., just after 10 p.m., in a parking lot near Three Roads Brewery.

According to WSLS News, the driver entered the parking garage while looking for a place to park overnight while waiting to deliver to Three Roads Brewery in the morning. As the driver crossed the upper deck of the garage, his truck fell through the concrete, causing the garage to partially collapse.

Fortunately, the vehicles parked in the basement of the collapse were able to drive away without incident and only one car was damaged. No one was injured in the incident.

“This one isn’t too bad. There’s no complete collapse, no threat of anyone getting trapped in the debris below,” a member of the fire department told WFXR News. biggest concern when something like this happens – a bridge collapse with occupants and cars below that would require search and rescue. Fortunately, this is not the case. »

The parking lot will be closed for “a period of time” as the city of Lynchburg works to inspect the structure. Officials say the incident was an accident and no citations have been issued.

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McMaster University’s Cootes Drive Parking Garage Suspended After Conditional Approval Expires

Conditional approval for a six-story parking garage at McMaster University off Cootes Drive expired April 14 before conditions were lifted, with no request for an extension to the approval.

City of Hamilton spokeswoman Michelle Shantz said planning staff were told by McMaster’s agent on April 13 that the university was not pursuing the application that had originally received conditional approval from the sitemap a year ago.

McMaster University spokeswoman Michelle Donovan confirmed that demand for the 567-space parking structure north of Thorndale Crescent is not continuing now, but left the door open for it to progress to the ‘coming.

“The project continues to be put on hold,” Donovan said on April 14. “Until this status changes, no further work on the project is undertaken.”

The proposed six-story, 20.4-meter-tall structure was the first of a dozen possible parking garages in the university’s campus master plan to reach the request stage.

According to the conditional site plan approval letter from the City of Hamilton’s Director of Development Planning, Anita Fabac, to McMaster Planning Consultant Katelyn Gillis of T. Johns Consulting Group dated April 14, 2021, it there were 17 conditions to be removed – including erosion and siltation control, grading and drainage control, tree preservation and enhancement plan, landscaping plan, stormwater management and site lighting plan — before any building permits are issued.

Shantz and Donovan did not say whether any conditions were waived or whether McMaster submitted anything for review.

In addition, there were eight special conditions on the issuance of building permits, including a transportation impact study, City approval of parking garage paving materials and color, and two minor variances. to the zoning by-law.

McMaster’s proposal would require approval of two minor variances by the Committee of Adjustment to allow for the proposed building height of six stories and 20.4 meters where a maximum of 2.5 stories and 11 meters is permitted.

McMaster also needed a waiver to allow parking space dimensions of 2.8 meters by 5.8 meters and 2.6 meters by 5.8 meters where a minimum space of 2.7 meters by 6 .0 meters is required.

The city had not yet received the required minor variance applications.

The application came as a surprise to nearby residents, as well as others who wondered about the structure’s impacts on the surrounding environment.

Questions have been raised as to whether the proposed change to height limits is actually minor in nature or should require a rezoning application to the city’s planning committee.

The six-story parking garage on the existing K parking lot was the first of several parking garages envisioned in McMaster’s campus master plan. The plan includes up to three parking structures on Westaway Road and one at the corner of Main Street West and Cootes Drive as part of a planned transit hub.

The plan also proposes a second vehicle entrance from Cootes Drive at College Crescent, where the majority of vehicles, including all buses, would access campus.

The city has apparently not yet received planning applications for McMaster’s other parking and transit development concepts.

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The parking garage is closed after three beams cracked on the upper deck

Wheeling, W. Va. (WTRF) – The Center Wheeling parking garage is now closed to vehicles and pedestrians.

The garage which was originally built to hold 853 vehicles was only used by 35 to 40 nowadays, and only on the lower floors.

Then last week it had to be closed.

Wheeling City Manager Robert Herron said the former Valley Professional Center next to the garage is being converted into a new police headquarters. In the midst of construction, a problem arose on the upper deck of the parking garage.

The contractor used the parking structure to access the various floors of the police headquarters project, including the roof. Even if they had permission to do so, we believe the weight of one of these vehicles caused three of the beams on the upper level of the parking structure to crack to a point where we thought it would safer to close the parking structure. entirely.

Robert Herron, Wheeling City Manager

Herron said the garage is closed for the foreseeable future.

It will be reviewed by engineers. Based on their findings, Herron explained that the city would decide to do one of three things: rehabilitate the structure, partially demolish it, or completely demolish it.

He hopes the lower levels can be reopened in the coming weeks.

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Shots in Perkins Rowe stem from kidnapping and sexual assault in parking lot

BATON ROUGE — A man shot a kidnapper who was holding his girlfriend captive at Perkins Rowe on Sunday night, causing a lengthy lockdown in the mall parking lot.

Within hours of Sunday’s incident, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office initially reported the shots and the resulting law enforcement presence was tied to a domestic situation. On Monday, however, the department shared details of the attack and said a suspect was arrested the following day.

The victim told deputies her attacker, later identified as 69-year-old Leon Curry III, approached her around 7.30pm as she was getting into her car in the parking lot. The woman said Curry pointed a gun at her and forced her into his own vehicle.

According to arrest documents, Curry then led the victim to another level of the parking lot and sexually assaulted her.

When Curry returned to the original level, the victim’s boyfriend attempted to enter the car, and Curry fled with the victim in the car.

The victim told deputies she jumped out of the vehicle before it turned onto Perkins Road while her boyfriend fired at the vehicle.

Curry was arrested by deputies on Monday after a traffic stop. According to documents, Curry told deputies he was in the area at the time of the incident and “enjoys watching the women there.”

When deputies caught up with Curry on Monday, they searched his vehicle and found several hats, masks and a semi-automatic handgun-inspired BB gun. It is unknown if the BB gun was the same weapon used by Curry during the abduction.

Curry was convicted of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, aggravated kidnapping and sexual assault.

Deputies have also questioned the man who fired the gun, but he is not facing charges at this time.

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Suspect in custody after Perkins Rowe car park closed on Sunday

BATON ROUGE — A man shot a kidnapper who was holding his girlfriend captive at Perkins Rowe on Sunday night, causing a lengthy lockdown in the mall parking lot.

Within hours of Sunday’s incident, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office initially reported the shots and the resulting law enforcement presence was tied to a domestic situation. On Monday, however, the department shared details of the attack and said a suspect was arrested the following day.

The victim told deputies her attacker, later identified as 69-year-old Leon Curry III, approached her around 7.30pm as she was getting into her car in the parking lot. The woman said Curry pointed a gun at her and forced her into his own vehicle.

According to arrest documents, Curry then led the victim to another level of the parking lot and sexually assaulted her.

When Curry returned to the original level, the victim’s boyfriend attempted to enter the car, and Curry fled with the victim in the car.

The victim told deputies she jumped out of the vehicle before it turned onto Perkins Road while her boyfriend fired at the vehicle.

Curry was arrested by deputies on Monday after a traffic stop. According to documents, Curry told deputies he was in the area at the time of the incident and “enjoys watching the women there.”

When deputies caught up with Curry on Monday, they searched his vehicle and found several hats, masks and a semi-automatic handgun-inspired BB gun. It is unknown if the BB gun was the same weapon used by Curry during the abduction.

Curry was convicted of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, aggravated kidnapping and sexual assault.

Deputies have also questioned the man who fired the gun, but he is not facing charges at this time.

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City of Miami Police Department parking lot closed for building security reasons

MIAMI – The Miami City Police Department Headquarters parking lot was suddenly closed for security reasons.

A police recruit was jogging on the ramps and garage floors last month when a piece of concrete gave way.

“You can see through one of the parking lot levels,” Miami Police Chief Manny Morales said.

Inspectors came, including an engineer, on the 40-year-old recertification of the garage, and in a letter described the deterioration of the concrete and the lack of reinforcements.

“Concerns about sections of slabs between beams that have deteriorated due to spalling,” Miami Buildings Manager Ace Marrero said. “But the current main building is in good condition.”

Last month’s letter about the garage’s closure refers to the 2016 recertification, which cited “concrete damage that required attention…which had not been cleaned or repaired to date.”

This 2016 report is filled with photos of concrete cracks and exposed rebar.

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The engineer wrote that there was no risk to life safety, but that the deterioration of the concrete and the cracking “must be dealt with quickly”.

If the catastrophic building collapse at Surfside comes to mind, Marraro said that situation was not like that.

“The structure system was a concern at Surfside, it’s very different,” he said.

Meanwhile, there will be no on-site parking for the next few months for hundreds of police personnel.

“The only concern is with the employees who actually work in the building,” Morales said. “The vast majority of officers assigned to this station patrol the streets of Miami and that’s where I expect them to be.”

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New office building and parking lot planned in Packing District – GrowthSpotter

Just weeks after appointing the executive chef in charge of curating the Packing District food hall, the developer is pushing ahead with plans for the district’s first new office building and commercial parking lot which will open at the same time.

Dr. Phillips Charities has filed a master plan with the City of Orlando for the first phase of development in the southeast quadrant of the 212-acre mixed-use neighborhood. The plan calls for a four-story, 43,000 square foot office building and parking for 305 vehicles. CEO Ken Robinson said GrowthSpotter the company is already in talks with potential tenants.

“Each floor will be approximately 10,000 square feet, and one thing we can announce is that we will dedicate an entire floor to nonprofits,” Robinson said, noting that rents for those tenants will be below market rate. . “We want it to be an incubation space.”

Hunton Brady Architects designed the building, which will be immediately north of the food hall complex and will be visible from Orange Blossom Trail. The building mixes traditional red brick and metal on three sides, a nod to the district’s industrial past, with a glass wall that will face the courtyard and the future hotel to the north. The wall will feature electrochromic glass, which can lighten or darken depending on the seasonal position of the sun, time of day or weather conditions.

“You almost create an art element in the glass itself,” Robinson said. “It will have different impacts depending on whether it’s day or night, or whether it can be backlit.”

A monumental tower at the building’s northwest corner will be a perfect canvas to display the anchor tenant’s naming rights, Robinson added.

Dr. Phillips Charities announced on April 1 that New York chef Akhtar Nawab and his Hospitality HQ group would operate the 17,300 square foot venue to 11 vendors. The project is an adaptive reuse of the 1930s Great Southern Box Company building at 2105 N. Orange Blossom Trail. Work is expected to begin in August.

The car park, designed by finfrockwill be located in the northeast corner of the property next to the train tracks, where it can serve as an aural and visual buffer for the planned office building and future hotel at the intersection of Orange Blossom Trail and Princeton Street .

“We feel like aesthetically it works really well there,” Robinson said.

Dr. Phillips will not be involved in the construction or operation of the hotel. The developer is in talks with hotel companies and will likely sell that plot or do a ground lease, Robinson said. The southeast quadrant will also have a 4,000 square foot restaurant and bar and a 3,600 square foot micro-brewery.

Initially, the developer applied for a temporary permit from the city to build gravel parking lots for the food hall. But the pandemic delayed that project by nearly two years, putting it on roughly the same construction schedule as the office building. “The timing of the office building coming online at the same time as the food hall dictated that we go ahead and build the parking structure,” Robinson said, noting that all three would open. probably in September or October 2023.

Vertical construction of a new 27,512 square foot Publix will begin this summer on the site of Dr. Phillips’ original packing plant at the northeast corner of Princeton and Orange Blossom Trail. And in the southwest quadrant, several buildings were razed to make way for the first of three new apartment communities in the neighborhood.

Based in Texas Embrey Partners will add 350 units as part of the second phase of its Cannery multi-family community. Just south of this third-wave development will build the 293-unit “Northside Yards” community. Both projects will consist of five-storey mid-rise urban apartments with structured parking. The owners of the Princeton Commerce Center have also filed plans for new mixed-use residential buildings on their 10-acre site with rights for up to 600 homes and 20,000 square feet of office and retail space.

Do you have any advice on developing Central Florida? contact me at [email protected] or (407) 420-6261, or tweet me at @byLauraKinsler. Follow GrowthSpotter on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Arrest made and Canada-wide warrant issued in violent attack in a parking garage against Elnaz Hajtamiri

The Richmond Hill woman has been missing since January after being abducted from Wasaga Beach

A Brampton man has been arrested and a Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a second man in connection with the violent assault on Elnaz Hajtamiri in a Richmond Hill parking lot last December.

Hajtamiri – who was abducted in Wasaga in January and remains missing – was hit with a frying pan in an underground parking lot on King William Crescent in the Yonge Street and Bantry Avenue area of ​​Richmond Hill on December 20, 2021.

York Regional Police have now identified two suspects in connection with the parking garage attack.

Riyasat Singh, 23, of Brampton, was charged with attempted kidnapping, attempted murder, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and mischief under $5,000. He was arrested and taken into custody on April 13.

The second suspect has been identified as Harshdeep Binner, 23, of Brampton. He is wanted on the same charges and a Canada-wide warrant has been issued. Anyone who knows the whereabouts of this suspect or has other information about this case is urged to contact investigators.

Hajtamiri suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the December attack and police say she has recovered from those injuries. However, on January 12, 2022, she was reportedly taken from a home in Wasaga Beach by three suspects. She has since disappeared.

YRP said it was working closely with the Ontario Provincial Police to investigate the kidnapping.

Hajtamiri’s family, through her lawyer Devin Bains, said the police did not do enough to protect her after the car park attack and said “all measures taken to protect Elnaz were a failure. complete”.

Anyone with information relating to this case or the suspects is asked to call the YRP District #2 Criminal Investigations Bureau’s designated tip line at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7250. You can also leave an anonymous report with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online.

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Spring Street Parking Garage Updates Coming | News, Sports, Jobs


The Spring Street parking garage will be renovated to add a new elevator and have fully automated ticketing/payment options. Photo of PJ by Dennis Phillips

Automated tickets/payments and a new elevator are just some of the changes coming to Spring Street parking in Jamestown.

Mayor Eddie Sundquist said that by the end of the year, the Spring Street location should be fully automated for tickets/payments instead of one person handling the structure.

“We are moving to a new model with fully automated ramps”, he said. “There will be automatic machines and a virtual assistant in case something goes wrong.”

Sundquist said city officials were already hoping to have the Spring Street parking lot automated, but there were supply chain issues last year that prevented the change. He said the Cherry Street car park will also become automatic.

Last month, Jamestown City Council approved a resolution to purchase a new elevator for the Spring Street parking lot for $410,000. Sundquist said he doesn’t know when the new elevator will be installed, but it’s an upgrade that’s definitely needed.

“It will depend on when the parts arrive. It depends on the weather conditions and the parts,” he said. “We’ve had conversations with our supplier and he thinks most (supplies) are available, but that’s definitely a concern. We have found that sometimes items are available and sometimes (supplies) are now part of the supply chain problem. I wish there was more predictability.

City officials have been discussing improvements to the Spring Street parking garage since the fall of 2020. Improvements that have been made or will be made include 90 square feet of beam repairs; 50 square feet of carbon beam repairs; 50 square feet of concrete column upgrades; 135 square feet of concrete wall repairs; 163 square feet of concrete slab repairs; Replacement of 1,825 square foot concrete slabs; 2,000 linear feet of concrete crack repair; new light fixtures, new circulation membrane; and new line stripes.

The cost of the concreting work totals $798,734 and $172,880 for the access equipment. Including the elevator, the total cost of the renovation project is $1,492,880.

Sundquist said that to accompany the structural improvements, a beautification project will also take place on the Spring Street parking ramp. He said the city received a $5,000 grant that will be used to pay an artist to paint murals inside the parking ramp stairwell.

“In addition to the physical work required, we will also beautify the ramp using the grant we received,” he said. “We’ve heard from people who use the ramps that we need to work to upgrade our parking structures. The Spring Street ramp needed it the most.

Last year, Jeff Lehman, the city’s director of public works, said 2009 was the last time major renovations took place at the Spring Street parking lot.



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Boscov’s is making changes to accommodate the demolition of the parking garage

It’s been more than 100 days since demolition crews began demolishing the old city-owned parking ramp next to the Binghamton Boscov department store.

The project to remove the dilapidated Water Street garage began a few days after Christmas.

City officials have not announced a completion date for the demolition project, which is being carried out by Gorick Construction.

A view of the demolition site looking south from Center Street on April 11, 2022. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

A view of the demolition site looking south from Center Street on April 11, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Boscov vice-chairman Jacob Stein said Monday afternoon that steps had been taken to ensure the work would be “as minimally disruptive as possible”. He said “safety is the number one priority”.

Stein said Boscov officials worked closely to coordinate activities with the demolition crew. Some merchandise at the north end of the store was occasionally moved from certain sections at project stages.

The store entrances adjacent to the old Water Street garage and floors above the main level are out of service due to parking work.

Part of the northern section of the Boscovs store at street level is closed due to demolition work. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Part of the northern section of the Boscov store at street level is closed due to demolition work. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Once the site of the old garage has been cleared, the construction of a new 549-space car park should begin. The garage replacement project has an estimated cost of $23 million.

After the new garage was completed, city officials said a 122-unit apartment complex would be built above it. The residential project is expected to cost at least $25 million.

Contact Bob Joseph, WNBF News reporter: [email protected].

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Resumption of Green Line Service – NBC Boston

Green line service between Gare du Nord and the government center resumed on Saturday, two weeks after a deadly car park collapse sent tons of debris onto the streets above the tunnels.

Part of the Government Center parking lot collapsed on Saturday March 26, killing Peter Monsini, 51, of South Easton, and sending another person to hospital.

Immediately after the collapse, roads were closed and Orange and Green Line service was replaced with shuttles while investigators determined the safety of the structure. When Orange Line service resumed several days later, these shuttles were discontinued and passengers were directed to the Orange Line.

Trains have been and will continue to bypass Haymarket station on both lines until crews can complete repairs to the standpipe system, which has been damaged by the debris.

MBTA officials said more than 100 tons of debris had been removed directly above the Green Line and structural engineers had carefully assessed the tunnels to ensure their safety. Engineers will continue to monitor the tunnel for the immediate future.

Days after the partial collapse of the Boston Government Center parking lot, service on the Orange Line has largely returned to normal, but Green Line service in the area remains suspended. The shuttle service on this section of the Green Line is interrupted from Wednesday. Passengers are encouraged to use the orange line instead.

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Part of the Government Center garage collapsed after a concrete slab on the ninth floor collapsed. The demolition is part of the $1.5 billion Bullfinch redevelopment project, construction firm John Moriarty & Associates said in a statement. The finished project should include a parking garage surrounded by office and apartment buildings.

Boston Fire Marshal Jack Dempsey told reporters that Monsini was completing demolition work in a construction vehicle that fell over the side of the garage when the structure collapsed around 5:40 p.m. Saturday.

The vehicle fell eight or nine stories with a large amount of debris. Monsini was found under a pile of rubble and pronounced dead at the scene by authorities, Dempsey said. A second person was taken to an area hospital after the accident.

The incident was the first fatal construction accident of the year in Massachusetts.

Peter Monsini was completing demolition work in a construction vehicle that rolled over the side of a Boston parking lot when the structure collapsed. Now an investigation is underway.

Emergency teams were called to the same site 2 months earlier

NBC10 Boston investigators uncovered a call for help at the same construction site months before the deadly collapse. Footage of the construction area from January 14 shows a major fire rescue response.

According to scanner audio from that night, firefighters were called to a “dangerous and unstable construction site involving a crane”. First responders originally planned to stage a rescue operation on Surface Road at New Chardon Street, but later determined this would not be necessary.

According to a police report, emergency crews responded after a burst water main caused a leak at the site. The report said a fire department detail was worried that a crane at the construction site would fall due to the water leak.

“Officers observed water coming from the construction site on New Chardon Street,” the report said.

Boston Water and Sewer responded to the leak and all streets within 300 feet of the construction site were closed to pedestrians and vehicles for safety reasons. The Boston Fire Department and Bay Crane ultimately determined the crane to be stable. The report said the site would be closed and the crane watched from the right until an engineer could inspect it. What this engineer found was not included in the report.

Investigation into car park collapse underway

A full-scale investigation into the collapse is currently being conducted by Boston police, the office of Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Hayden said Monday his office was not ruling out the possibility of criminal charges.

“That some degree of negligence turns into criminality, that’s what our investigation will focus on,” Hayden said.

OSHA will play the lead role in the investigation, but local, state and federal authorities will also be involved, the district attorney’s office said.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said the city would do “whatever it takes” to find out what happened.

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New Hampshire lawmakers vote to build $35 million parking lot | New Hampshire

(The Center Square) – The 400-member New Hampshire House of Representatives has a big parking problem and a steep price tag to go along with it.

On Thursday, House members approved a plan to spend $35 million to demolish the House parking lot in downtown Concord and replace it with a new 600-space facility.

The proposal to build the garage was added as an amendment to another bill that seeks to expand regional vocational and technical education programs. He adopted voice voting.

The proposal, which must also pass through the state Senate and survive Governor Chris Sununu’s veto pen, also calls for the demolition of the Justice Department building adjacent to the State House and the existing parking lot. The measure does not include funding to rebuild the DOJ building, which includes the attorney general’s offices.

House lawmakers say the garage, which was built in 1974, has outlived its useful life and needs to be replaced to protect public safety.

Rep. Kate Murray, D-New Castle, said the garage was in a “serious state of disrepair” and pointed to the recent collapse of a garage in nearby Massachusetts that killed a worker.

“For years there have been discussions about the parking lot and whether it needs to be replaced,” she told fellow lawmakers. “But the can was always thrown on the road.”

Several Republican lawmakers have spoken out against the proposal, arguing that the state shouldn’t spend millions of dollars on a new garage.

“I know a new garage will have to be built,” State Rep. Louise Andrus, R-Salisbury, said in remarks ahead of the vote. “But I believe the time has not come and is not now.”

House Speaker Sherman Packard, R-Londonderry, presented the plan last month during a committee hearing where lawmakers discussed proposals to provide tax relief to taxpayers facing rising costs gas and fuel.

Packard said legislative leaders decided to fast-track the project after being told that the current downtown Concord garage’s lifespan was only about five years.

“Do I want to spend $35 million on parking? No. Do we have to? Yes,” Packard told members of the revenue committee during the hearing. “We can’t wait another year to put this on hold. I don’t want to be somewhere in three years where we don’t have room for our members to park.”

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The city installs a solar lighting system for the parking lot

The Town of Oyster Bay announced that the installation of solar lighting systems on the upper level of the Hicksville suburban parking garage has achieved a major milestone: a carbon offset of 10,883 pounds, which equals 6 acres of forest absorbing carbon dioxide.

“When I first took office, one of my top priorities was to transform the town of Oyster Bay into a local leader in renewable energy initiatives. The use of solar panels on the Hicksville suburban car park has already saved taxpayers money and also helps save our environment as we recognize a carbon offset of 10,833 pounds,” the city supervisor said. ‘Oyster Bay, Joseph Saladino. “From solar panels on the garage that reduce our carbon footprint, to the use of LED streetlights and same-day solar permits for homeowners, Oyster Bay is leading the way to a brighter, cleaner and renewable future.”

This installation work, completed during the renovation of the garage, replaced the luminaires that were connected to the electricity grid with 20 Ilumient Smart Off-Grid lighting systems on the roof. Replacing the old conduit wiring for the mains-connected lights would have required drilling through the cement structure of the parking garage. Not only is this expensive, but it could have compromised the structural integrity of the garage. Installing these wireless-powered, remotely managed lighting systems eliminated this need to replace wiring, while maintaining durability, reliability, and aesthetics.

Supervisor Saladino said, “Smart off-grid lighting enables remote control, monitoring and management of lighting systems, ensuring our residents high reliability and low maintenance costs. Additionally, this smart off-grid lighting allows service personnel to optimize lighting profiles, such as dimming lights during extended periods of inclement weather to conserve battery power, and also includes monitoring and automated alerts.

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Work begins to prepare Uncle Sam of Troy’s parking lot for demolition

TROY, NY (NEWS10) – For years Uncle Sam’s parking lot was the perfect place to park if you were heading to downtown Troy, especially on weekends for the Farmers Market. But, since it was ordered closed by the city in July 2021, the property has stood empty.

NEWS10 spoke to the son of David Bryce, the owner of the garage, and he said plans are starting to materialize to demolish the structure. “We start by removing it in a way. Demolition will begin over the next month, once it is down it will be a temporary surface lot to bring more parking to the city,” says Denton Bryce.

On Wednesday, the windows were removed from the air bridge that connects the structure. Troy City Council President Carmella Mantello said crews are currently working to remove any asbestos that may remain on the property.

“On the one hand I’m really excited to hear that it’s about to be demolished over the next few months, on the other hand there’s the concern that I don’t want to see a pit in the middle of our town,” says Mantello.

The garage, which was built in 1974, was ordered to close after concerns about its structural integrity. According to Mantello, David Bryce is scheduled to meet with the city’s planning commission later this month. Mantello also says she would like to see a plan in place for the property within a year, a plan that includes trees to hide the demolition.

As for what’s next for the location, Denton Bryce wouldn’t reveal any details other than “keep your eyes peeled, it’ll be pretty exciting.”

In July 2021, City of Troy Mayor Patrick Madden said his office had received numerous complaints about the garage. After the city’s code enforcement and engineering departments inspected the garage, they deemed it unsafe. “Our engineer saw the conditions he was concerned about, so we closed the garage to protect the health and safety of the public,” says Madden. This is not the first time that the garage has closed for security reasons.

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Sound Transit invites public input on the design of the Sounder parking garage

Sound Transit is seeking public input on the visual design options for a planned new car park in Kent for Sounder Train commuters.

The agency is improving access to Kent station for drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and bus users, including building a parking garage with 534 spaces as well as improving pavements, bikes and buses . Construction of the garage is expected to begin in late 2023 and be completed in 2026. The garage will be at East James Street and Railroad Avenue North.

“Your feedback will help us determine the visual design of our new parking garage,” according to Sound Transit. “Should we stand out or blend in? Do you feel modern or classic? »

Here are the ways to participate:

• Visit the open day online until April 26 (available in English, Spanish and Russian).

• Attend the walk-in session: Thursday, April 14, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Kent Station, 301 Railroad Ave N, east platform near bus loop.

• Attend the virtual Q&A session: Monday, April 18, from noon to 1 p.m. (see link at https://kentstation.participate.online)

In 2017, Sound Transit worked closely with the City of Kent and collected community feedback to identify a site for new parking and other improvements. The Sound Transit Board then identified a “set of preferred improvements” that included East James Street and Railroad Avenue North as the new parking site, where the Washington Cold Storage building is located.

“We then created concept designs and performed the required environmental reviews,” according to Sound Transit. “We halted work on this project in 2020 due to financial uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and restarted in late 2021.”

In addition to the garage, the project includes:

• A new bus layover facility (funding partnership with King County Metro)

• Reconfigured pick-up/drop-off area

• Pedestrian improvements at the intersection of East Smith Street and Railroad Avenue North

• Sidewalk improvements and mid-block crossing on Railroad Avenue North, just north of East Smith Street

Voters approved additional Sounder parking garages in Kent, Auburn and Sumner in 2008 as part of the Sound Transit 2 package. The Sound Transit Board suspended the projects in 2010 due to the Great Recession when tax revenue sales for the agency were weaker than expected. The agency’s board reinstated garage funding in 2016 and now hopes to meet the final deadline.

Commuters now park at the Kent Station Garage, 301 Railroad Ave. N., which opened in 2001, just north of West Smith Street. The garage and surface lot offer 996 parking spaces, but they fill up quickly (at least before COVID-19), which is why the agency decided they needed a second garage.

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Dog Parking Spaces in Downtown Des Moines

Data: City of Des Moines; Graphic: Thomas Oide/Axios

Occupancy rates at municipal garages in Des Moines have only partially recovered from a steep decline during the pandemic.

Why is this important: This costs the city millions of dollars in annual revenue.

  • The garages, all located downtown, reflect people’s slow return to the heart of the city’s business district.

By the numbers: Parking lot revenue grew from just over $7 million in the fiscal year that ended June 2019 to $4.2 million in 2021, according to city data.

  • Metered on-street parking increased from $4 million to approximately $2.6 million during this period.

What they say : City officials said in a budget submission in February that they don’t expect Des Moines to see a full recovery of the parking system for at least two years.

  • The city has been discussing getting out of the garage parking business for years, Councilman Joe Gatto said at the meeting.

To note : The city’s eighth and newest garage — a $42 million structure near 5th and Walnut streets that opened in July — isn’t included in the latest earnings report.

Plenty of parking at this municipal garage located at 801 Locust St. in Des Moines. Photo: Jason Clayworth/Axios

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Boston parking lot collapse highlights need for ongoing infrastructure initiatives

(Photo courtesy of Live Boston 617) The Boston Government Center parking lot collapse highlights the need for infrastructure initiatives to continue to prioritize human security over development.

Harrison Lee
Connector Editor

On March 26, a large portion of the Government Center parking lot in Boston collapsed, resulting in the death of Peter Monsini. Following Monsini’s death, the City of Boston continued to investigate the crash that resulted in the construction worker’s death. However, many still wonder how the accident happened and the dangerous likelihood of such an accident happening again based on Boston’s infrastructure construction and demolition practices.

According to Dr. TzuYang Yu of UMass Lowell, much of the supposed damage cannot be explained without understanding several components of infrastructure development. Yu, a professor of civil engineering, explained the differences between the design and construction phases of development and how “miscommunication between designers and construction contractors can arise due to overload.” Dr. Yu explained that with the extensive use of concrete in construction projects such as the parking lot, many temporary supports are used in the skeletal phase of the construction process. “Concrete is like a super baby,” Yu said. [and] construction could have removed [this] temporary support before it’s ready.

This overload is related to one of Dr Yu’s other theories regarding the cause of the collapse and how dynamic loading could also have played a role in the contractor’s efforts to meet the schedule at the expense of a quality solidification. The case of a vibrating jackhammer is a simple example of how quickly switching to another task before the concrete has completely sagged can disrupt long-term stability. “Winter time is generally not [permit the] concrete melting,” Yu said. So dynamic loading can definitely contribute to the factors leading to the crash.

Dr. Yu has also been a proponent and lead developer of solutions to prevent accidents, such as parking, using sensors known as early warning systems. Unfortunately, many contractors and construction companies don’t use these systems, and that’s not a financial concern, but rather an uncertainty of placing the sensors in the right places from the start.

One can wonder about the possibility of shifting the focus from the restoration and preservation of infrastructure to the construction of new structures. But it also comes with its own completeness. In a city like Boston, there is a lot of concern about balancing the preservation of historic sites with the construction of new structures. The city’s goal is to “find a way to protect [these] historical sites until all possibilities are exhausted. It also seems to be a reflection of Boston values, but given the city’s circumstances, it’s also not the easiest task to build from scratch. The same could be said of many other towns that have historic properties, including Lowell.

Unlike the Boston parking lot, the infrastructure initiatives underway in Lowell relate to the bridges that connect the city across the Merrimack River. Many of these bridges age rapidly and it is necessary to take measures to quickly prevent a dangerous accident. “The main thing is to protect human lives,” Dr Yu said.

“When we design structures, there is a design philosophy: the safety factor.” By multiplying the original design with some ability to anticipate ambient changes, designers in departments such as Dr. Yu’s can increase the longevity of a bridge’s lifespan, which Yu says should often last an average of 75 years. However, he continues, “in civil engineering, we know that structures age. What we don’t know is how fast they age. The question we have to ask ourselves is, how much should the city or the federal government step in, restoring the steel or building a new one? »

This comes down to determining whether initiatives should restore the infrastructure or remove the current structure and replace it entirely. This has proven to be a difficult two-way street, with restoration often resulting in bridge closures which slow down and slow down traffic. It also increases an environmental stress by lengthening the journey of commercial semi-trailer trucks that typically produce diesel exhaust.

Overall, every city is faced with building and updating to maintain the established infrastructure that makes places like the cities of Lowell and Boston. But through all the factors attributed to the design and construction phases of developing infrastructure, it seems important that cities continue to prioritize the safety of human life during ongoing development to avoid another accident like death. at the Government Center parking lot in the future.

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Tempe PD stops street runners’ takeover of parking lot

At least five people have been cited in criminal cases for reckless driving, burnout and donuts in a private car park.

TEMPE, Ariz. — Tempe police broke up a gathering of 1,000 people and more than 500 cars that invaded a private parking lot on Saturday to run and drive recklessly, the department said.

“This is the biggest takeover we’ve seen,” Lt. Tony Miller said. “We started shutting it down because they were starting to do burnouts and the ‘what vehicles can do’ kind of competition.”

The department around 8 p.m., an officer was patrolling near loops 101 and 202 when he noticed hundreds of cars gathered in a nearby parking lot.

Miller said he responded to the scene and activated an operation plan he devised nine months ago for these types of buyouts.

Officers set up a perimeter, blocked off the entrance to the garage, and monitored the crowd until they located the event organizer.

Miller said that person was pushed aside as officers used an intercom to alert people to go home.

The organizer and attendees cooperated, and with the help of the Phoenix Police Department task force, the party was disrupted within an hour.

Officers used the departments drone to identify cars doing burnouts, donuts and driving recklessly. Five people were cited, including the organizer.

“It becomes an ongoing issue throughout the night as we have, say, 500 additional race cars in the city of Tempe that night, so some of them may have had encounters with the forces of the order later that night,” Miller said.

Saturday’s takeover comes a day after 12 News reported that street ‘stunts’ were driving recklessly into a Lowe’s parking lot near basic and rural roads.

RELATED: Street Stunts Take Over Tempe Neighborhood Parking Lot

Residents of this community said they saw a group of “young teenagers” making donuts at least three times at this exact location, within 20 feet of their backyard.

Lt. Miller said the department has seen an increase in street takeovers for about a year. He thinks strict enforcement in other cities, like Phoenix and Glendale, has pushed drivers beyond those limits.

“When people commit a crime in one city and that city is very good at enforcing it, they can go to different cities to pursue those activities,” Miller said.

Those caught recklessly driving can face a criminal citation for a class 2 misdemeanor and have their car confiscated.

Police said no cars were towed during Saturday’s incident.

“It could have been a lot worse,” Sergeant Hector Encinas said. “It’s not something that’s essentially going to end overnight, it’s something we need to be invested in to deter this behavior.”

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Clearwater parking garage collapse predicted 6 months earlier

CLEARWATER, FL – Months before the parking lot stairwell collapsed, killing a 23-year-old Brandon man, City of Clearwater inspectors declared it an unsafe structure and recommended that it undergo major repairs or that it be demolished.

On Monday, Clearwater police, fire department and building department officials forwarded their reports of the Dec. 20 parking lot collapse to the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney’s Office for action.

The four-storey car park has remained closed since the collapse that buried Mitchel Klock under tons of concrete. It took workers two days to recover his body.

In a report dated July 19, City Inspector Jason Cantrell said he determined the Plymouth Plaza parking lot at 26760 US 19 N. was an unsafe structure that was “dangerous to life, health, property or public safety”.

In a finding that turned out to be eerily accurate, Cantrell found the garage to be “so damaged, dilapidated, dilapidated, structurally unsafe or of faulty construction or unstable foundation that partial or complete collapse is possible” .

The Clearwater Planning and Development Department advised the owner of the garage, Plymouth Plaza LLC of Boca Raton, that the garage “creates a nuisance and is therefore subject to reduction, repair or demolition”.

If the owner chooses to repair the garage, Cantrell said the owner would have to hire a structural engineer to submit a report outlining all repairs. He included a list of structural issues that needed to be addressed, including construction, plumbing, electrical and mechanical repairs.

Cantrell ordered the owner to obtain the necessary permits and begin repairs within seven days of receiving the July 19 notice of an unsafe building from the city.

Cantrell’s report included 50 photos showing areas where concrete had crumbled, metal struts had deteriorated, and pipes and wiring had been compromised.

That same day, Cantrell said he contacted the owner’s representative, Elliot Katz, who said the owner had already hired a structural engineer to inspect the property. Katz said he was just waiting for the engineer to schedule a day for the inspection.

On August 30, Cantrell said he had not heard from Katz and emailed him asking about the status of the engineer’s report.

On October 12, Cantrell reported that he was still awaiting the structural engineer’s report.

Then, on Nov. 24, Cantrell said Katz told him he had found a contractor to do the repair work, though he had yet to submit the required structural engineer’s report.

Cantrell said that was the last communication he had with Katz before the staircase collapsed on Dec. 20.

Klock, an independent contractor who recently started his own welding business and proudly posted the acquisition of his first company truck on his Facebook page, began repairing the staircase on the morning of Monday, December 20. He hired Demoris Matthews to help him. with work.

At 12:26 p.m., Clearwater Fire and Rescue arrived on the scene to find that the concrete stairwell had collapsed. Matthews met firefighters in the parking lot and told them a co-worker was trapped between the collapsed landings.

Matthews was hit by falling debris, but refused to be treated by paramedics at the scene.

In an interview with Clearwater police on January 3, Matthews admitted that neither man wore safety harnesses or shoring while working on the stairs. They were in the process of cutting the rusted metal brackets from the staircase, but had not yet installed the new brackets when the collapse occurred.

Klock and his wife, Alexis, had been married for less than a year, but had been dating since they met in college in 2012. They both graduated from Riverview High School in 2017.

Alexis Klock retained the services of an attorney and says he received a copy of the reports filed by the city on Monday.

Patch left a message for Zev Freidus, who is listed as the sole agent and owner of Plymouth Plaza LLC, asking for a comment on the reports. He hasn’t called back yet.

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Santa Monica crews neutralize vehicle fires in a parking garage

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — A massive fire involving multiple vehicles sent one person to hospital following a traffic accident inside a parking lot in Santa Monica, authorities said.

Firefighters responded to reports of a structure fire in the 300 block of Broadway, where they found heavy smoke coming from the first floor on the 4th Street side of the garage, the Santa Fire Department reported. Monica.

Four cars were involved, each with a single driver. All drivers were able to free themselves safely and receive treatment from paramedics. One person was taken to hospital.

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The crews faced small explosions from the electric batteries inside the cars, but were able to extinguish the fire within 20 minutes.

The fire is under investigation, officials said.

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Center Wheeling Parking Garage To Go Cashless Monday | News, Sports, Jobs


The Center Wheeling parking garage will be cashless starting Monday, city officials announced.

WHEELING – Anyone parking at the Center Wheeling Parking Structure starting Monday won’t be digging into their pockets to pay.

The facility will go cash-free that day, city officials announced Friday. Those who park there will either need to have a monthly pass or use the ParkMobile app on their phone. Starting Monday, the garage attendant will no longer accept cash for hourly parking.

“New signage has been posted in the parking structure to provide information to drivers on how to pay for parking through their smartphones,” Deputy City Manager Bill Lanham said.

Parking garages in other cities whose parking attendants do not take cash often have pay stations where people take a ticket when they enter a garage and can pay cash or card when they leave. Lanham said Friday that for this installation, cashless and contactless work best.

“We find this way of paying for parking easier and more convenient,” he said. “These methods are instituted in three other lots in the city and it works well. Additionally, we have learned a lesson from the COVID-19 pandemic that people prefer contactless transactions. »

The ParkMobile app is free and available for Android and Apple devices. Users can also scan a QR code or send an SMS to a designated number. These codes and numbers appear on signs posted inside the Center Wheeling parking structure.

Those interested in monthly parking can obtain a pass at the Central Market Garage office or the Robert C. Byrd Intermodal Transportation Center office for a fee of $34 per month.

The City of Wheeling launched ParkMobile in October 2020 and is now available in over 1,200 parking spaces around the city at metered and off-street parking lots.



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Invitation to Tender – Jackson County HHS Parking Garage Repair

JACKSON COUNTY FACILITY MAINTENANCE

PUBLIC WORKS

INVITATION TO TENDER

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by Adam Trautman, Project Manager, Jackson County Facilities Maintenance at the Jackson County Courthouse, 10 S. Oakdale Suite 208, Medford, Oregon 97501, until at 2:00 p.m. local time on the 5thand May Day 2022. Information is available on the Jackson County website.

JACKSON COUNTY HHS PARKING GARAGE REPAIR

Located at: located at 140 S Holly St Medford Oregon 97501

Project description:The parking structure at Jackson County Mental Health Center, Medford, Oregon is an eight (8) story steel framed building that uses galvanized metal decks with reinforced concrete as the parking surface . The facility’s parking structure was completed in 2014 and is currently in use for its intended purpose. The purpose of this project is to provide the corrective actions necessary to correct defects in building components and resulting property damage. See ITB and project documents for more information

Mandatory Pre-Submission Conference Date: April 14, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. PST

Mandatory conference location prior to submission: HHS Parking Garage 140 S Holly St Medford 97501.

We will meet at the main entrance to the HHS facility located between Ivy and Holly St.

Bid closing date: May 5, 2022

Bid closing time: 2:00 p.m., based on the atomic digital clock in room 208

Approximate start date: Monday, July 7, 2022

Approximate completion date: Fall 2022

See the official Jackson County ITB for details.

All bids received in good and due form will be publicly opened at the time and place indicated above. Bids submitted after the above date and time will not be accepted. The Agency may, at its discretion, postpone such action after the opening, for the period specified in the Agency’s Instruction to Bidders, during which time the bids will be irrevocable and open to public inspection. Agency may reject for cause any or all Offers, or may waive any formality in Offers, all in its sole discretion, if Agency concludes that it is in the public interest to do so.

Instructions to bidders and all other contract documents may be viewed at the agency office or at the Medford Builders Exchange located at 701 East Jackson, Medford. Bid folders containing all these instructions and other contract documents can be purchased at the builder’s local exchange, location and times vary.

To be eligible to bid, all Proponents must register with the Project Manager listed in the RFP and attend the pre-tender walk.

Each Bidder must contain a statement indicating whether the Bidder is a Resident Bidder as defined in ORS 279A.120. A copy of the specifications and tender documents are on file and can be obtained from the local Builder’s Exchange. This form is included in the ITB package.

All offers are subject to applicable requirements of ORS Chapters 279, 279A, 279B, 279C, and 701, and Jackson County Facility Maintenance Regulations.

A tender security in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the amount of the tender, and in the form prescribed in the instructions to tenderers, must accompany each tender. The tender security of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned or reimbursed according to the methods provided for in the instructions to tenderers.

All work is subject to ORS Chapters 279C.800 through 279C.870.

The Agency will not receive or consider a bid unless the Proponent is registered in good standing with the Builders Council, as required by law.

Jackson County Facility Maintenance

Adam Trautman 541-774-6974

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Identification released for Northwell Health employee shot and killed in parking lot

Police have identified a Northwell Health employee who was fatally shot in a Long Island parking lot.

Amelia Laguerre, 33, of St. Albans, Queens, was found shot dead in North New Hyde Park around 4:10 p.m. on Thursday, March 31.

Arriving officers found Laguerre with multiple gunshot wounds being treated by local medical personnel at the facility, Nassau County Police said.

She was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead by a hospital doctor, police said.

At a news conference Friday, April 1, Nassau County Police Capt. Stephen Fitzpatrick said Laguerre was shot five times by someone waiting for her in the garage.

Calling the incident a “targeted incident”, Fitzpatrick added that the suspect remains at large.

Laguerre had worked for the health care system for 10 years, officials said.

“Northwell is providing counseling services to team members at the scene and mourns the heartbreaking loss of our colleague and team member,” a Northwell Health spokesperson said.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

All callers will remain anonymous.

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Northwell Health hospital worker shot and killed in parking lot on Long Island

NEW HYDE PARK, Long Island (WABC) – A Northwell Health employee was fatally shot in a Long Island parking lot.

The shooting happened just after 4 p.m. Thursday on Marcus Avenue in New Hyde Park in a parking lot used by Northwell Health and other offices in the same building.

When police arrived on the scene, they found Amelia Laguerre, 33, with multiple gunshot wounds. She was taken care of by the medical staff of the establishment.

Laguerre was then taken to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Nassau County Police are currently investigating.

Northwell Health released a statement saying,

In the late afternoon, a Northwell employee was shot and killed in the publicly accessible parking garage of our facility at 1999 Marcus Avenue, a collection of medical and specialty care practices. Several crew members rushed to the scene and the victim was transported to an area hospital and pronounced dead. We refer all other questions to the Nassau County Police Department, which is actively investigating the incident. Northwell is providing counseling services to team members at the scene and mourns the heartbreaking loss of our colleague and team member.”

No other injuries were reported.

In an email to employees, Northwell Health said it was an apparent domestic dispute.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS
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Long Island healthcare worker shot and killed in parking lot – NBC New York

A Long Island healthcare worker was fatally shot in a parking lot near the facility where she worked, her employer said in a statement.

The victim, a 33-year-old woman who has not yet been identified, was shot multiple times in the Marcus Avenue underground car park in New Hyde Park just after 6 p.m., according to police sources.

The publicly accessible garage is adjacent to doctors’ offices and specialist care practices, said a spokesperson for Northwell Health, where the woman was on staff.

Other Northwell employees provided immediate medical attention at the scene in an effort to save his life. The woman was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead, Northwell Health said, referring all further questions to Nassau County police.

It is unclear what led to the shooting. Nassau police say a man was seen fleeing the scene, heading west on Union Turnpike. It is not known what led to the shooting, or if the victim knew the attacker.

Nassau police have released very few details, but it appears no arrests have been made.

Northwell Health said it was providing counseling services to some of its staff as colleagues mourned the violent death of their colleague.

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MBTA’s plan to fully reopen Green Line after partial parking lot collapse

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority reveals next steps for fully reopening the Green Line after a Boston parking lot partially collapsed – the result of a fatal construction accident. The MBTA said seismographs will monitor vibrations underground inside its tunnels while crews above ground clean up debris and rubble. Once the debris is cleared, surface inspections could take place starting this weekend. The data will hopefully provide the MBTA with an indication of the safety of restarting service in the region. Green Line service between North Station and the Government Center has been suspended since last Saturday’s deadly partial collapse of the Government Center car park at 1 Congress St. The collapse, which officials say was the result of a construction accident, claimed the life of 51-year-old Peter Monsini, of South Easton. On Tuesday, the MBTA resumed Orange Line subway service between North Station and Back Bay Station after the MBTA structural engineering team determined it was safe to resume service in this section after inspection of the infrastructure and subsequent testing of trains in tunnels. The MBTA is encouraging Green Line customers to use the Orange Line parallel service until further notice. These customers can make underground transfers to the Orange Line at both North Station and Park Street Station. The demolition of the Government Center parking lot has been going on for several years. Demonstration work began in December 2016 as part of a project to build a six-building mixed-use development called Bulfinch Crossing. The Bulfinch Crossing project includes a 1 million square foot office tower, a hotel and what will be Boston’s tallest apartment tower at 45 stories. date service information regarding any MBTA hijackings related to the partial collapse of the Government Center parking lot.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority reveals next steps for fully reopening the Green Line after a Boston parking lot partially collapsed – the result of a fatal construction accident.

The MBTA said seismographs will monitor vibrations underground inside its tunnels while crews above ground clean up debris and rubble.

Once the debris has been cleared, surface inspections could take place starting this weekend.

The data will hopefully provide the MBTA with an indication of the safety of restarting service in the region.

Green Line service between North Station and Government Center has been suspended since last Saturday’s fatal partial collapse of the Government Center car park at 1 Congress St.

The collapse, which officials say was the result of a construction accident, claimed the life of Peter Monsini, 51, of South Easton.

On Tuesday, the MBTA resumed Orange Line subway service between North Station and Back Bay Station after the MBTA structural engineering team determined it was safe to resume service in that section after an inspection of the infrastructure and subsequent testing of trains in tunnels.

The MBTA encourages Green Line customers to use the Orange Line parallel service until further notice. These customers can make underground transfers to the Orange Line at both North Station and Park Street Station.

The demolition of the Government Center parking lot has been going on for several years.

Demonstration work began in December 2016 as part of a project to build a six-building mixed-use development called Bulfinch Crossing.

The Bulfinch Crossing project includes a 1 million square foot office tower, a hotel and what will be Boston’s tallest apartment tower at 45 stories.

Click here for the most up-to-date service information regarding MBTA diversions related to the partial Government Center parking lot 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 https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ 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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Overnight fire engulfs apartment complex parking lot

KENT COUNTY, MI – A parking garage at an apartment complex was engulfed in flames early Thursday, March 31, with fire shutters on third floor apartments.

The fire was reported around 2:45 a.m. at the Woodfield Apartments at 60th Street SE and Eastern Avenue.

Firefighters found strong flames, driven by high winds, in a parking structure exposed to vehicles and apartments.

The parking structure of a Kent County apartment complex was destroyed by fire on Thursday March 31. (Photo courtesy of Dutton Fire Department)

Cutlerville, Dutton and Kentwood firefighters responded immediately, then requested assistance from Byron Township and Wyoming firefighters. They fought the fire for almost three hours.

Firefighters encountered “very intense fire conditions”.

They contained the fire in the garages. Firefighters sprayed nearby cars and apartments with water to prevent them from catching fire.

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The parking structure of a Kent County apartment complex was destroyed by fire on Thursday March 31. (Photo courtesy of Dutton Fire Department)

Residents were evacuated due to smoke entering the apartments. Firefighters began clearing the scene around 5:30 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

The investigation is looking for the causes of the fire. A multi-jurisdictional team must respond to the scene to investigate.

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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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What we know – NECN

The investigation into what caused the fatal collapse of part of Boston’s Government Center parking lot over the weekend continues, with new information detailing a previous emergency call to the construction site.

Part of the parking lot collapsed on Saturday, killing Peter Monsini, 51, of South Easton and sending another person to hospital.

Monsini’s family released a statement on Monday saying they were “in shock trying to come to terms with the loss of Peter.”

Here’s everything we know about the incident so far:

What happened?

Part of the Government Center garage collapsed after a concrete slab on the ninth floor collapsed. The demolition is part of the $1.5 billion Bullfinch redevelopment project, construction firm John Moriarty & Associates said in a statement. The finished project should include a parking garage surrounded by office and apartment buildings.

Boston Fire Marshal Jack Dempsey told reporters that Monsini was completing demolition work in a construction vehicle that fell over the side of the garage when the structure collapsed around 5:40 p.m. Saturday.

The vehicle fell eight or nine stories with a large amount of debris. Monsini was found under a pile of rubble and pronounced dead at the scene by authorities, Dempsey said. A second person was taken to an area hospital after the accident.

The incident was the first fatal construction accident of the year in Massachusetts.

Emergency teams were called to the same site 2 months earlier

NBC10 Boston investigators uncovered a call for help at the same construction site months before the deadly collapse. Footage of the construction area from January 14 shows a major fire rescue response.

According to scanner audio from that night, firefighters were called to a “dangerous and unstable construction site involving a crane”. First responders originally planned to stage a rescue operation on Surface Road at New Chardon Street, but later determined this would not be necessary.

According to a police report, emergency crews responded after a burst water main caused a leak at the site. The report said a fire department detail was concerned that a crane at the construction site would fall due to the water leak.

“Officers observed water coming from the construction site on New Chardon Street,” the report said.

Boston Water and Sewer responded to the leak and all streets within 300 feet of the construction site were closed to pedestrians and vehicles for safety reasons. The Boston Fire Department and Bay Crane ultimately determined the crane to be stable. The report said the site would be closed and the crane watched from the right until an engineer could inspect it. What this engineer found was not included in the report.

Federal safety records show 11 OSHA violations since 2012 for J. Derenzo Company, resulting in penalties of $87,220.

Investigation into car park collapse underway

A full-scale investigation into the collapse is currently being conducted by Boston police, the office of Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Hayden said Monday his office was not ruling out the possibility of criminal charges.

“That some degree of negligence turns into criminality, that’s what our investigation will focus on,” Hayden said.

OSHA will play the lead role in the investigation, but local, state and federal authorities will also be involved, the district attorney’s office said.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said the city would do “whatever it takes” to find out what happened.

Service has largely resumed on the MBTA’s Orange Line, but Green Line service remains suspended after the fatal partial collapse of the Government Center parking lot.

Who was Pierre Monsini?

Peter Monsini’s family said on Monday they are still trying to come to terms with his loss.

“We are in shock and trying to come to terms with the loss of Peter,” the family said in a statement. “He was a loving son, brother, father, uncle and friend. He was full of life, passionate, caring and will be deeply missed by his family and his partner, Alicia. We would like to thank the Boston Police, Fire and EMS and all responders who came to Peter’s aid. We would also like to thank the Local 4 Operations Engineers as well as our neighbors, friends and supporters near and far for the kind words we have received.

Monsini was the single father of a 17-year-old son, the family said. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Cousin Richard Monsini described Peter as his best friend and role model. He said his cousin was brought up in the demolition business because his whole family worked in the industry, making his loss even harder to reconcile.

“He was a good guy. A great guy. A hard worker and a loving father,” said Richard Monsini. “He was born with an excavator in his hand. He knew how to operate machinery. His family…our family, is in the business.”

JDC Demolition, the company for which Peter Monsini worked, said in a statement Sunday “deeply saddened” by his death.

“There are no words that adequately describe the loss of Peter Monsini, our JDC Demolition teammate. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to Peter and his family,” the company said.

“I am truly saddened by his untimely passing,” said Brockton Mayor Robert Sullivan, who grew up with Monsini and attended high school and played football with him.

“Peter was just a fun loving guy with a smile on his face, and so sorry to hear about this tragic loss,” Sullivan said.

“It’s a horrible tragedy and my heart goes out to the worker’s family and loved ones,” Wu said.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the worker during this terrible time,” added Councilman Ed Flynn, who represents the ward. “Our prayers are with him, his family, and I know the city will support this worker and his family. These are tough times, but this city sticks together, especially during tough times.”

Governor Charlie Baker called the incident “a horrific tragedy for the gentleman who died as well as for his family and obviously for all of the colleagues involved”.

Impact on commuters

The shuttles that have been transporting Green Line commuters between Gare du Nord and the Government Center for the past few days have been interrupted with the reopening of the Orange Line.

The MBTA said on Tuesday it had tested its trains in the tunnels and determined it was safe to resume Orange Line service, but trains will continue to bypass the Haymarket stop in both directions until further notice.

Service on the Green Line remains suspended between Gare du Nord and the Government Center. Shuttle service on this section of the Green Line continued on Tuesday evening, but from Wednesday morning passengers are advised to use the Orange Line instead.

All roads in the Government Center area that had been closed following the accident have since reopened.

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House officials push for new parking lot for lawmakers – with $35 million price tag – New Hampshire Bulletin

The version of House Bill 1661 which will be before the House on Thursday is a far cry from its starting point. The academic issues originally addressed are now secondary to the inclusion of $35 million for a new parking lot for lawmakers.

It would be paid in cash, with surplus state money, bypassing the traditional process of reviewing public works and budgeting for state capital projects. The proposal calls for razing the Department of Justice building on Capitol Street and building a 600-space garage there.

The project is a big expense that costs far more than other proposed investments recently turned down by lawmakers, from $1.5 million to start providing dental benefits for adults on Medicaid $600,000 to ensure local food forms part of school meals.

But giving lawmakers a new parking lot is more than urgently needed, House officials say, because the current structure is in such disrepair that lawmakers are increasingly suffering minor injuries, including trips and stabs. falls.

“Do I want to spend $35 million on parking? No,” House Speaker Sherman Packard told members of the House Finance Committee last week. “Do we have to? Yes. This is getting critical.”

Lawmakers have tripped and injured themselves in the rusty stairwells of the legislative parking lot, which was built in 1974. (Annmarie Timmins | New Hampshire Bulletin)

There was almost no opposition to the proposal, with the exception of Rep. Dan McGuire, an Epsom Republican representing Granite State taxpayers, who told the committee the plan should have gone through the process of standard exam and should not have been developed at the last minute. . He also objected to paying for the work in cash given the low interest rates currently available.

And Department of Administrative Services Commissioner Charlie Arlinghaus, whose office has been closely involved in planning a new garage for years, said he would appreciate his office being at least part of the engineering work and budget projections.

Committee members did not commit to doing so, and lawmakers involved in the project said they circumvented the Legislative Assembly’s capital budget process because the $35 million cost would leave little money for something else.

Some important details remain unknown.

The Department of Justice has not found a new location but is considering One Granite Place, a 181-acre site off Rumford Street that once housed Lincoln Financial. Part of the $35 million would be used to raze the Justice Department office and relocate staff. The cost of renting or buying new space is not included in the $35 million or even known because the state has yet to decide whether it will rent space or seek to purchase a building.

Terry Pfaff, chief operating officer of the Legislative Assembly, told the finance committee that the plan could include claiming part of Capitol Street, possibly for a park, which he said the Concord city officials had agreed to consider.

Neither the city manager nor the mayor, who Pfaff said participated in the discussion, could not be reached on Tuesday.

The Storrs Street garage and a second garage attached to the Legislative Office building opposite the State House do not meet current parking needs. During the six-month session of the Legislative Assembly, the state claims dozens of parking spots in downtown Concord during the business day for additional space.

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The Legislative Assembly claims dozens of parking spots in downtown Concord because it does not have enough parking spaces for its 400 legislators and staff. (Annmarie Timmins | New Hampshire Bulletin)

But it was unclear on Tuesday whether the new garage would accommodate enough lawmakers and staff to free up those spots.

When the garage was built in 1974, it had a lifespan of 20 years, Pfaff told the committee. State and local authorities began researching replacement options in 1988. These efforts continued for decades, as did garage safety issues.

Lawmakers tripped, cut their hands on rusty stair railings and were locked in the stairwell, Pfaff said. Other proponents of the project noted that the short walk from the garage, through Eagle Square, to the State House can be a challenge for older lawmakers and those with mobility issues.

Nets are hung on each floor to protect vehicles from falling debris, he said. Half a dozen parking spaces were closed due to litter.

“That need has been very well established,” Pfaff told lawmakers, “and it’s almost on the verge of Storrs Street becoming a liability.”

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Terry Pfaff, the Legislative Assembly’s chief operating officer, told House members that the Legislative Assembly parking lot had become so unsafe it was becoming a liability. (Annmarie Timmins | New Hampshire Bulletin)

Just before the pandemic, the state and city were pursuing a plan to build a new garage at the Justice Department site, though that plan envisioned leaving the department there and creating additional meeting space. for the Legislative Assembly. Those efforts were sidelined as the state turned its full attention to its response to the pandemic.

Concord-based developer Steve Duprey owns part of the One Granite Place property and leases half the space to the Courts Administrative Office (with an option to buy) and the remainder to two commercial clients.

He said he had spoken with city and state officials before the pandemic and remained open to renting to the state, but was also seeing growing interest from other potential customers. When Duprey rents to a government agency or other nonprofit organization that is exempt from paying property taxes, it includes a provision that provides payment to the city to help offset that loss, he said.

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MBTA Service Update After Boston Parking Lot Collapse – NECN

While MBTA service remains impacted by a deadly garage collapse this weekend in Boston, the Orange Line is largely back in business.

Part of the Government Center garage collapsed on Saturday, killing Peter Monsini, 51, of South Easton.

The MBTA said on Tuesday it had tested its trains in the tunnels and determined it was safe to resume Orange Line service, but trains will continue to bypass the Haymarket stop in both directions until further notice.


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Map of services shared Tuesday by the MBTA

Service on the Green Line remains suspended between Gare du Nord and the Government Center.

Shuttle service on this section of the Green Line continued on Tuesday evening, but from Wednesday morning passengers will instead be asked to use the Orange Line instead.

Service has largely resumed on the MBTA’s Orange Line, but Green Line service remains suspended after the fatal partial collapse of the Government Center parking lot.

The MBTA says structural engineers need to continue their work assessing tunnels that use the Green Line because most of the debris has fallen to the ground directly above.

The agency estimates that around 100 tonnes of debris fell over the subway tunnels, adding that there is no indication of damage to infrastructure.

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Former Dolphin Tower parking lot, once closed and vacated, will undergo major repairs | sarasota

More than 10 years after the Dolphin Tower condominium in downtown Sarasota closed due to structural issues that forced residents to evacuate, the tower will once again have to undergo major repairs that could affect both residents and tenants of the property.

Jim Toale, president of the 101 Condominium Association of Sarasota, confirmed that the work was needed in an email exchange with the Business Observera sister newspaper of Sarasota Observerand said what would happen to residents and retailers would be known later in the week after the project’s contractor shared details.

“The contractor decides how he will execute the plans and specifications,” writes Toale. “Obviously there will be an impact on our residents, the business unit owner and her tenants, but we don’t have that detail from the contractor yet. We should have this information by the end of the week.

While no one can dispute the importance of getting the job done, the project worries a handful of retailers in a section of the building that faces Palm Avenue and backs up to the garage.

The big fear for traders is that they will be forced to relocate – permanently or temporarily – to accommodate the works and fear that they will be able to survive the business disruption. The Observer confirmed that at least one local commercial real estate company in the city has contacted building owners looking for space for Palm Avenue tenants to move.

The building, now known as The 101 Condominium, is in downtown Sarasota at 101 S. Gulfstream Ave. Built in the early 1970s, the Dolphin Tower, as it was then known, was closed in 2010 after major structural problems were discovered on the fourth floor. Residents were forced to evacuate and the building remained closed for several years.

According to reports at the time, less than a month after its discovery, the problem was so severe that it could have led to a collapse, similar to what happened last year with the South Champlain Tower of 12 stories at Surfside.

The issue this time around is the building’s three-story parking lot, which has closed for repairs.

According to Toale, the current project “will strengthen the connections between some of the garage columns and the parking decks.”

“The solution is to support parking decks around columns in need of remedial work with temporary supports called ‘shoring,'” he wrote. Shoring, according to engineering blog The Structural World, is used to support a building to prevent it from collapsing.

“For interior columns, reinforcement consists of placing a collar around the tops of the first and second floor columns and physically attaching these collars to the column and the slab. For columns at the perimeter of the building, concrete beams armed are built on the second and third floors which are linked to the columns and the slab below.”

Toale says the problem was first discovered during a structural reinforcement project on the 15-story tower eight years ago. An engineer at the time found that the connection between some of the columns and the parking deck was not strong enough. Despite the discovery, the engineer “did not consider it urgent to correct the condition”.

The design to correct the problem was completed two years ago and a special assessment to complete the work was approved in November 2020.


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Boston Parking Garage Collapse: – NBC Boston

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker spoke out on Monday about the deadly Boston Government Center parking lot collapse over the weekend, calling it a “horrible tragedy” and asking residents to be patient as the investigation and cleanup could take “several days”.

Peter Monsini, 51, of South Easton, was killed when part of a downtown Boston parking lot that was being demolished collapsed on Saturday. Monsini was completing demolition work in a construction vehicle that fell over the side of the garage when the structure collapsed.

The demolition is part of the $1.5 billion Bullfinch redevelopment project, construction firm John Moriarty & Associates said in a statement. The finished project is expected to include a parking garage surrounded by office and apartment buildings.

The victim of the Government Center car park collapse has been identified as construction worker Peter Monsini, who his cousin says was born with an “excavator in his hand”. “I admired him, he taught me a lot,” said Richard Monsini, cousin and friend of Peter.

“Obviously, we, like everyone else, feel very bad for the operator who lost his life and his family,” the governor said after a ceremony celebrating the opening of the new factory. New Balance manufacturing facility in Methuen. “It’s a complicated project and I’m glad no one else was hurt given the size and scale of the accident. I think it will be several days before we’re really in. a position where the MBTA goes for a chance to inspect the tunnels and surroundings.”

The construction accident had a huge impact on traffic over the weekend. The on-ramp to Interstate 93 north and south was closed near the Government Center after the collapse. There were also a number of road closures near the North End and Haymarket areas which made it difficult for drivers.

All roads reopened on Monday.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority released a statement on Sunday advising commuters that the T was suspending service in tunnels that pass under the Government Center parking lot while safety inspections were conducted.

Starting Monday, service is suspended on the Orange Line between North Station and Back Bay and on the Green Line between North Station and Government Center until further notice.

Baker said the state will do what it can to create “as many diversions and alternate approaches as possible to enter and exit this area, but this is going to be a messy cleanup and it will take us a few days to figure that out. outside.”

“There is a lot of work to be done to investigate both what happened and what will need to be done and what kind of shape this whole area is in, and that will take several days, and for the process of carrying out this investigative work we will do what we can to make sure people can get in and out of this area.”

The incident, he said, “was a horrific tragedy for the gentleman who died as well as for his family and obviously for all of the colleagues involved”.

“I think it will be important for this site to be treated lightly as people investigate what happened,” Baker added. “This is going to take several days of diversions and alternatives. I would ask people to understand and recognize that it’s important that we be careful and go slow on this.”

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Boston parking lot under construction partially collapses, killing 1 worker

Several floors of a downtown Boston parking lot that was under construction collapsed Saturday night, killing one person, officials said.

Authorities confirmed one person was killed and a second person was taken to an area hospital. The second person was not physically injured.

Several floors of the Government Center garage collapsed after a crane crashed into areas under construction, on-site crews told WCVB. Construction company John Moriarty & Associates said in a statement on Saturday that part of the garage collapsed after a concrete slab on the ninth floor collapsed.

Boston Fire Marshal Jack Dempsey told reporters Saturday night that a worker completing demolition work in a construction vehicle fell over the side of the garage when the structure collapsed, falling from a significant height.

The worker was found under a pile of rubble and pronounced dead at the scene by authorities, Dempsey said.

“This is a horrific tragedy and my heart goes out to the worker’s family and loved ones,” Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said.

The body was not immediately recovered because Dempsey said firefighters were waiting for the Boston Department of Inspection Services to determine the area can be safely entered.

“We’re not going to put anybody in there until it’s safe to do so,” Dempsey told reporters.

On Sunday, a union identified the worker as Peter Monsini, 51, a member of the union for 20 years.

A host of authorities, including the Suffolk County Attorney’s Office, will investigate the collapse. The district attorney’s office is located near the site of the collapse.

James Borghesani, a spokesman for the DA’s office, said “knowing that one of the workers on this project has tragically passed away weighs heavily on our hearts.”

The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration will play the lead role in the investigation, the Boston Globe reported.

Boston police, fire and emergency services personnel, as well as state police troopers, all responded to help with Saturday’s incident.

Police demand people to avoid the area, as several streets were closed or affected by the collapse and the intervention. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announcement the Haymarket ramp to I-93 was closed.

Material from the WBUR Newsroom and The Associated Press has been used in this report

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Boston parking lot collapse kills worker

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A worker was killed when a parking lot partially collapsed in Boston on March 26, officials said.

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A Boston construction worker was killed on Saturday March 26 when a parking lot he was helping demolish partially collapsed in Massachusetts, officials told media.

The collapse was reported around 5:40 p.m. in the Government Center parking lot, Boston Fire Marshal Jack Dempsey said in a press conference taped by CBS News. First responders arrived to find a worker, who has not been publicly identified, at the bottom of the structure after a “substantial fall”. He was declared dead.

Dempsey said the collapse happened while the garage was being demolished. All other workers are counted.

A person who witnessed the collapse was taken to hospital, CNN reported, but their condition was not available.

The cause of the collapse remains under investigation. But Kelley McCormick of the Boston Police Department said at the press conference that it appears the worker was in a small crane when it fell about nine stories during the collapse.

Officials said the worker’s body will not be recovered until engineers determine the structure is stable, CNN reported.

“We’re not going to put anybody in there until it’s safe to do so,” Dempsey said, according to CNN.

The streets around the garage were closed on the evening of March 26, the Boston Globe reported.

The Boston Fire Department told McClatchy News on Sunday, March 27 that no further information about the collapse was available and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, was investigating.

OSHA did not immediately respond to a request for comment from McClatchy News.

John Moriarty & Associates, the company overseeing the demolition of the garage, said in a statement to The Boston Globe that its “deepest thoughts and condolences go out to the loved ones of the worker who lost his life.”

“Structural engineers will ensure the site is safe and secure before work resumes,” the company said.

The company told NBC Boston that it “remains committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all of our employees and business partners.”

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu called the incident a “horrible tragedy”, according to NBC Boston.

“My heart goes out to the worker’s family and loved ones,” Wu said, according to CNN. “The city will work to do whatever it takes to figure out what happened here.”

Bailey Aldridge is a reporter covering real-time news in North and South Carolina. She graduated in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Boston parking garage being demolished collapses; 1 killed

Officials say part of a downtown Boston parking lot that was being demolished collapsed, killing a construction worker

BOSTON — Part of a downtown Boston parking lot that was being demolished collapsed Saturday night, killing a construction worker, officials said.

Boston Emergency Medical Services confirmed one person was killed and a second person was transported to an area hospital, WCVB-TV reported.

Part of the Government Center garage collapsed after a concrete slab on the ninth floor collapsed, construction firm John Moriarty & Associates said in a statement.

Boston Fire Marshal Jack Dempsey told reporters that a worker completing demolition work in a construction vehicle fell into the side of the garage when the structure collapsed, falling from a significant height .

The worker was found under a pile of rubble and pronounced dead at the scene by authorities, Dempsey said.

“This is a horrific tragedy and my heart goes out to the worker’s family and loved ones,” Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said.

The body was not immediately recovered because Dempsey said firefighters were waiting for the Boston Department of Inspection Services to determine the area can be safely entered.

“We’re not going to put anybody in there until it’s safe to do so,” Dempsey told reporters.

Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden told WCVB-TV that the deceased was a young man, but did not identify him.

“Our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to the loved ones of the worker who lost his life,” John Moriarty & Associates said in a statement. “JMA remains committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all of our employees and business partners. We would like to thank the Boston Police Department and Emergency Medical Services for their quick response.

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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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The tournament for the worst parking lot in Atlanta begins! Vote now!

Atlanta residents have submitted their nominations. And now, in the spirit of March Madness and the competitive season in parentheses, it’s time for Atlanta’s Worst Parking Garage’s first tournament to begin!

We fully recognize that parking lots are a necessary evil in a city like Atlanta, at least for now, where the infrastructure has been defined by decades of car thinking. But as we will soon see, they tend to suck the life and vibrancy out of urban places once dedicated to active human uses.

At best, parking lots are utilitarian dead zones with some sort of built-in extra purpose. At worst, they are moneymaking scars.

Then vote for your (least) favorite car park under the photos and descriptions. the the first four voters will move on to the Final Four next week.

Shortly after, the finale will crown/humble Atlanta’s worst parking lot, once and for all.

Now…jump the ball!

Bad on Baker


Google Maps

Location: Baker Street in downtown, just west of Peachtree

Redemption factor: Convenient and heavily fortified liquor store.

Low point: Everything else.

Remark: For $10 a day, this structure at 31 Baker Street offers service for major buildings. Which doesn’t make the experience of being near or in it any less gruesome. This one hasn’t changed much (except the price) for at least 15 years.

block of shame


Google Maps

Location: Spring Street, stretching from 4th to 3rd Street

Redemption factor: The tall trees, when fully leafy, partially conceal the longest and saddest facade.

Low point: Exhibit A on how to annihilate the dynamism of sidewalks.

Remark: We all know the Walk of Fame. Here is the opposite: the Block of Shame. Provocative, bland and blocky, it’s like the Vladimir Putin of centralized urban land uses.

Two-stage breakup


Josh Green / Urbanizing Atlanta

Location: Marietta Street at Ted Turner Drive

Redemption factor: The cute cafe Just Around the Corner.

Low point: Smack dab in a touristy area, offering little engagement.

Remark: While it may be mini, this two-story, half-ass garage in a prime-time corner is nonetheless daunting for those hoping for some real downtown vibrancy. On the bright side, from a practical standpoint, it beats the sea of ​​surface parking that surrounds it.

Literally falling apart


Google Maps; submitted

Location: Peeking over the connector, near the south exit of Courtland Street

Redemption factor: Yes indeed.

Low point: The historic but neglected medical arts building to which the garage is attached becomes equally unsightly.

Remark: At first glance, this mess of steel pipes, bricks, and concrete may appear to be leaning and losing things, but Google images show it’s been in roughly the same condition since 2007. Like it’s a consolation. “So ugly and very conspicuous,” as one nominator put it.

Underground (Unfortunately not)


Google Maps

Location: Just north of Metro Atlanta

Redemption factor: A mix of retail businesses along the base of Decatur Street.

Low point: In the late 1950s, the second iteration of the magnificent downtown Kimball House hotel was demolished for it.

Remark: “Big and ugly at a prominent intersection,” as one proponent described it. From Peachtree it almost looks like a smaller Soviet version of Ponce City Market, without all the soul.

Front and center


Google Maps

Location: 90 Central Avenue, near the east edge of the subway

Redemption factor: The GSU’s G bridge sounds arty, if you’re drunk enough.

Low point: Obviously intended for parking only, to the point of being egregious.

Remark: We’ll let the nominator take this one: “Urine-soaked, dark and smoky, and you must descend the death spiral until you’re dazed – an accident or mugging is in your future for sure. “

Difficult relationship


Google Maps

Location: In the northern blocks of Midtown, where Spring and 18th streets meet

Redemption factor: The Atlanta-specific cityscape mural along one wall.

Low point: Upgrades have recently been made suggesting it remains in place.

Remark: A weird mix of beautiful Georgia granite and a steel car cage, this corner-hogging contraption is literally carved in stone. Described by one proposer as a “monstrosity on top of a mountain”. In effect.

Only mom loves me


Google Maps

Location: Do not leave

Redemption factor: Seriously?

Low point: Instant gag reflexes.

Remark: From an aesthetic point of view, this fucking thing is brutally, completely obnoxious. The kind of structure only a mother can love, until one day she’s just more honest with herself.

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Suicide prevention project at Columbia parking garage to be tendered

The City of Columbia is moving to the next phase of parking lot safety improvements at Fifth and Walnut Streets after more than half a dozen suicides of the structure since it opened in 2011.

The Columbia City Council has authorized the city to solicit bids to place metal screen coverings over window spaces on the upper levels of the garage, according to plans attached to Monday’s council agenda.

Columbia Public Works is working with the city’s purchasing department to establish a bid period schedule, public works spokesman John Ogan wrote in an email.

Continued: New security barriers under construction at Columbia at the Fifth and Walnut parking garage

The approval of the offers will be done by the city.

The city plans to install protective screens over the garage window openings on Fifth and Walnut streets.  This is similar to what they might look like.

Once approved, the construction schedule will largely depend on the availability of steel and how quickly a fabricator can fulfill the order, Ogan wrote. The city is aiming for a summer start date, according to the staff letter attached to the council agenda.

“This is a custom project with 150 garage openings of varying lengths,” Ogan wrote. “Due to the varying lengths of the openings, the design could potentially use a panel-based approach.”

Continued: Upper levels of Fifth and Walnut parking garage closed ahead of security upgrades

Thus, a standard-sized panel could be created, with each opening requiring a specific number of panels, he added. Everything will depend on the length of the opening.

The estimated construction cost for this phase of the security project is $504,000, which will come from the City’s general fund.

Upper level fencing for parking garage in place

The first phase of the security project was to install fencing with an inward arch on the upper level of the nine-story garage by Central Fence LLC of Vienna. They were installed in January.

Research on security upgrades for the garage dates back to 2019.

Each floor of the garage is equipped with security cameras and funds were allocated in October 2020 for the first phase of the project.

Continued: City of Columbia receives bid to improve security at parking lot notorious for suicides

Temporary measures were taken before the construction of the fences, such as the temporary closing of the two upper levels of the garage before the construction of the fence.

The delay between research, funding approval and deal clearance was due to the COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain limitation, city spokesperson Sydney Olsen said. in September.

Using safety barriers such as fences or window screens has a deterrent effect on someone at risk of suicide, said Jill Harkavy-Friedman, vice president of research for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. , in 2019.

Continued: Petition renews calls for updated safety measures at Columbia’s Fifth and Walnut garage after recent suicide

“We know people use what’s accessible,” she said at the time. “That’s the problem with something like parking garages. It’s a problem across the country. And that’s a problem with a relatively simple solution, which is gates or fences. Research shows that when you limit access to lethal means, you can save lives.

“…Barriers give time. It gives the crisis time to slow down a bit so the person can think a bit more.”

The National Suicide Hotline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255 and is always open. The Missouri Department of Mental Health also offers resources through its website.

The Mid-Missouri Crisis Line is 1-800-395-2132 and the Missouri Suicide/Crisis Hotline is 314-469-6644.

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JUST IN: Fire reported in parking lot of Columbia Pike building | ARLnow

(Updated at 1:05 p.m.) Firefighters are investigating the source of the black smoke billowing from the parking lot of a Columbia Pike building.

Smoke was seen coming out of the garage entrance at the rear of the Pike 3400 building on the southwest corner of the busy intersection of Columbia Pike and S. Glebe Road. A major firefighter response was dispatched to the scene around 12:30 p.m., although the smoke has since largely subsided.

Initial reports suggest a boom was heard in the area and it appears an electrical transformer on the second level of the garage exploded and caught fire, before the flames were extinguished by a sprinkler system.

In the past, fires that destroyed electrical transformers in large buildings like this caused prolonged power outages for residents.

The westbound lanes of Columbia Pike are currently blocked by emergency activity between S. Monroe Street and S. Glebe Road.

“Look for alternate routes,” advised an alert from Arlington.

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Lorain to Pay for Safety Study of Vacant St. Joe’s Parking Lot – Morning Journal

The city of Lorain is going to have a structural engineer examine the old parking lot of Saint-Joseph Hospital to make sure it won’t collapse.

City Council approved legislation March 21 to pay $4,500 for an engineering study of the vacant multi-level structure that was attached to the demolished St. Joseph’s Hospital that took up a huge chunk of the real estate around the corner from the 21st Street and Broadway, which is considered the gateway to downtown Lorain.

The garage address is 205 Fifth St.

Now all that’s left is the parking lot.

Demolition of the old hospital began in November 2020.

City officials said the city is waiting for additional environmental testing before removing the rest of the debris.

It is surrounded by fences, but at a recent Council meeting, General Counsel Mary Springowski alleged the building was a hazard according to an order approving a contract with Osborn Engineering to perform a structural risk assessment of the garage.

Springowski further alleged that the structure would collapse at any moment, according to the emergency ordinance passed at the March 21 Council meeting unanimously.

Springowski’s complaint triggered an order that requires the city’s building inspector to perform a full inspection of a building whenever a complaint is filed about the structure.

“The building inspector shall conduct an inspection and determine if there is an unsafe building and if the public health, safety and welfare are in immediate danger,” the order states.

Lorain Mayor Jack Bradley has openly stated that his goal would be to move City Hall from its current location on the lakefront property, 200 W. Erie Ave., to the St. Joe’s site.

The property is currently the subject of court battles, but the city hopes to eventually acquire it, officials said.

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New Hope Borough parking lot triggers resignation reaction

By Michel Guarino

New Hope council members allocated time at last week’s borough council meeting to discuss the parking garage project.
The audience might have been worried by a statement from former board vice-chairman Dan Dougherty, who resigned as vice-chairman and chair of the finance committee during the March 7 workshop. ‘arrondissement.
His resignation statement noted a “profound lack of transparency” and that “the trigger for my resignation is the ‘garage’ project which I believe is mismanaged, which I believe has already wasted an enormous amount of money. voters’ money, and I feel, which, if allowed to continue, has every indication of becoming a mess that will haunt and damage the borough’s financial well-being for decades to come.
Read aloud in the official minutes of the meeting, the statement only made residents more concerned by continuing: “In my opinion, the project lacks documented objectives, presents multiple logistical and financial problems insurmountable, and these shortcomings are masked by a lack of transparency. . Worst of all, I agree with what many voters think – that there is a deliberate approach to exclude them from any input or knowledge of the goals, costs, funding sources and financial impacts of this project.
Unfortunately for the assembled crowd, technical difficulties halted the best-laid plans of the Borough’s Parking Committee, which was planning to give a presentation on the project. Council Vice-Chair Laurie McHugh, who was elected at the start of the meeting, suggested tabling it for next month and giving a brief overview instead.






In December 2020, New Hope received a state grant of $1.75 million to help fund the garage. An ad hoc committee was formed to research and report on the project with three objectives: to find a consultant for the project, to seek additional funds and to involve the community. According to council members, the committee achieved each of these goals – they retained THA Consulting, found potential tenants in the borough and organized a public presentation in September 2021.

McHugh announced that the project is currently stalled by litigation. In March 2021, the borough issued a statement alleging that Union Square, which uses the land for overflow parking, “continues to obstruct the project”. The statement said “New Hope Borough has no choice but to pursue litigation to remove this impediment.” The case has not yet been resolved, according to McHugh. The $1.7 million grant is on hold due to litigation.

Community members present asked questions about the business plan and project costs. Council members said they couldn’t provide numbers of any kind until they know the size and scope of the project, which they won’t learn until their legal case with Union Square will not be resolved.

When asked where the money for the current project and legal fees came from, council members mentioned that they were working with a budget surplus. For reference, the board approved expenditures of $200,225 for legal services in its 2022 budget.

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Downtown Oakland parking lot could become affordable housing



A former parking lot just behind Oakland City Hall could become a fully affordable housing development if two city officials have their way.

Council members Rebecca Kaplan and Carroll Fife want the town to seek proposals from developers to demolish the town-owned Clay Street Garage, a structure closed since 2016 due to earthquake hazards, and replace it with 100% affordable housing .

On Tuesday the council’s Community and Economic Development Committee, which includes Fife, voted to go ahead with redevelopment, but they accepted a recommendation from staff to declare the site “surplus land” first.

This declaration of surplus land would trigger a state law that would require the city to prioritize low-income housing for the site. It also gives staff some leeway to consider proposals that are not 100% affordable. However, the committee’s adopted recommendation, which is yet to go to the full city council for a vote later this spring, lists the 100% affordable figure as a “goal.” In compliance with zoning rules, the ground floor would be businesses.

City staff warned that such a project could be too costly as the city would likely need to help pay for the demolition of the three-story garage, a job that could cost up to $4 million. Market-rate developers would be in a better position to cover that significant cost, staff said at Tuesday’s meeting.

The Clay Street Garage is the second property in the town that Kaplan and Fife have prioritized for redevelopment into affordable housing this year. Last month, they recommended seeking developers interested in demolishing the Oakland Police Department headquarters to build housing on the Broadway lot. This proposal was approved by the board.

Kaplan told The Oaklandside that the city must aggressively pursue affordable housing projects in order to meet targets set by regional authorities.

“We know there is an incredible shortage of affordable housing,” she said. “One of the greatest tools we have as a city to drive affordable development is the use of the land we own.”

Oakland hasn’t even built half of the low-income housing awarded to it by the Association of Bay Area Governments several years ago, and the city has just been told it has to. plan several thousand more in the years to come.

At Tuesday’s meeting, Kaplan said the garage site was a logical place to start.

“It’s on public transit, and it’s near jobs and services,” she said. “This is an opportunity to make sure this isn’t just an abandoned, negative space in our community.”

This isn’t the first time the city has considered redeveloping 1414 Clay St.

In 2018, the city commissioned a study on the development potential of a hotel or office building on the site. The City staff finally recommended an office building, in harmony with the immediate environment.

At the time, Kaplan wondered why the accommodation had not been explored.

“I was surprised that housing wasn’t even mentioned…given the scale of our housing crisis,” she told a public works committee meeting in 2018. proposal for the site never reached the full city council at the time.

City staff said the high land value and high cost of demolishing the garage may make it a less than ideal site for fully affordable development. The cost of demolition “would strain the city’s limited resources available to support affordable housing elsewhere,” Alexa Jeffress, director of Oakland’s Department of Economic Development and Workforce, wrote in a statement. recent report.

Public land at the center of the debate on development

The city council voted to seek proposals for redevelopment of police headquarters in downtown Oakland. OPD would move to East Oakland. Credit: Amir Aziz

For Kaplan, redeveloping the Clay Street Garage as affordable housing would exemplify the “principle of ‘public land for the public good,'” she said in an interview.

It’s a message that a group of board members have rallied for several years, sometimes using the phrase to take aim at what they see as a lack of urgency among staff or a prioritization of for-profit development. .

In 2018, Kaplan co-authored a resolution calling for a public lands policy, which would have outlined how Oakland makes decisions about whether to lease or sell its property. The city began, but never completed, the process of drafting such an ordinance. Meanwhile, what to do with individual city-owned parcels continued to be the subject of discussion and debate on a case-by-case basis.

Kapland and Fife’s proposal to replace the dilapidated police administration building with a mixed-use development provides for 600 homes, a third of which would be affordable, and shops. The city council voted in February to begin researching proposals and working to move police offices to East Oakland.

Weeks later, the council crushed a controversial, years-old project on city-owned land on E. 12th Street across from Lake Merritt. The council and city administration had given developers UrbanCore and EBALDC numerous extensions over the years to round up finances for approved housing towers, where 30% of units would be priced for low-income residents. The city had to sell the land to developers.

Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas, who successfully lobbied for a temporary homeless shelter at the site last year, has long joined neighborhood activists in urging the city to retain ownership of the land. and build a project with more affordable units.

Jeffress told council his team plans to come up with recommendations on what to do with 14 city-owned properties, including the garage, in June.

The recommendation “will take into account available resources, including staff capacity to manage affordable housing arrangements and financing, as well as site constraints and development feasibility, to ensure the city creates housing as efficiently as possible. affordable on his properties,” she wrote.

Kaplan told The Oaklandside that moving forward with the Clay Street project now is not only practically logical, but also symbolically smart. She mentioned the “not in my backyard” refrain used by some people who claim to embrace affordable housing but oppose projects in their neighborhood.

The city could prove it’s not a NIMBY, she said: “This particular plot is literally our backyard as a city government. It’s right out the window of my municipal office.

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City parking cost rises to $9 million


Kalispell City Council outlined plans for a new downtown parking structure in a short meeting on Monday where it was noted that the cost estimate for the project had risen to $9.2 million.

The 250-space garage would be funded by the city’s tax increment funding district. The original project cost estimate was $7 million.

City manager Doug Russell explained that the initial figure was only an estimate based on unforeseeable circumstances in an atmosphere of turbulent construction.

Russell also explained the purpose of authorizing a developer agreement with Montana Hotel Development Partners, LLC for parking at the city-owned parking lot at the corner of First Street West and First Avenue West. The agreement, which was approved by the council on Monday, spells out the financial details of the parking plans.

“It’s basically a sub-deal to the previous deal that we approved,” Russell said. “…It’s a good framework for identifying how our interactions are going to be with the developer during this process.”

The developer’s agreement describes the details related to the construction and financing of the parking lot, including repayments and guidelines for cooperation with credit institutions.

Board member Jessica Dahlman asked about the development and pre-development costs of the project. Development costs, Russell said, would come from the total cost of the project and be reimbursed either by tax increase funds generated by the Charles Hotel or by some of the parking spaces in the future garage.

Pre-development costs would also come from the existing downtown tax increment funding district, but would be reimbursed by the developer.

The board unanimously approved the developer’s agreement. Council member Sid Daoud said he was delighted to take a step forward with parking, ‘particularly as it is something that citizens have been asking for for several decades, it seems’ , did he declare.

THE COUNCIL ALSO unanimously approved an update to its floodplain policy, which had not been updated since 2015.

The new ordinance includes language clarification and updates based on annexations within the city limits that have occurred since the last update. The Floodplain Ordinance also adds a new Flood Insurance Rate Map panel to the Kalispell Town Floodplain Map, due to annexation which has occurred since 2015.

The Commission held a public hearing on March 7 regarding the proposed changes, but there was no public comment.

There were also no public comments on the floodplain ordinance on Monday, although there were two public comments unrelated to agenda items.

Diane Etter spoke out against the recent approval of Spring Creek Park, a large housing development with more than 600 units east of West Springcreek Road.

“Your lack of interest in the surrounding neighborhoods is appalling,” she told the council.

Etter also said she walked past each council member’s home to search for vacant land where her development experience could be replicated.

Sarah Lamb, who lives on Second Avenue West, also requested an additional patrol in her neighborhood after 3 a.m. because she said her vehicle had been broken into three times.

Journalist Bret Anne Serbin can be reached at 406-758-4459 or [email protected]

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Lawmakers plan to build legislative parking lot in Concord

Much of New Hampshire’s state budget surplus could be used to build a new parking lot for lawmakers. State House leaders say the current legislative parking lot, a steel girder structure above Storrs Street in downtown Concord, has been used well beyond its intended lifespan and is in bad condition. The proposal put forward Monday by House Speaker Sherman Packard would spend $35 million in surplus funds to build a new garage on the current Justice Department site and relocate the Justice Department to an existing building elsewhere in Concord . Packard said the existing parking lot has about three years left before it becomes too unsafe to use. .” The proposal received its first hearing on Monday afternoon in Concord before the House Finance Committee, as several leaders spoke in favor of the project, the idea was met with skepticism by representatives on both sides of the aisle.

Much of New Hampshire’s state budget surplus could be used to build a new parking lot for lawmakers.

State House leaders say the current legislative parking lot, a steel girder structure above Storrs Street in downtown Concord, has been used well beyond its intended lifespan and is in disrepair .

The proposal put forward Monday by House Speaker Sherman Packard would spend $35 million in budget surplus to build a new garage at the current Justice Department site and relocate the Justice Department to an existing building elsewhere in Concord .

Packard said the existing parking lot has about three years left before it becomes too unsafe to use.

“Do I want to spend $35 million on parking? No,” Packard said. “Do we have to? Yes.”

The proposal received its first hearing on Monday afternoon in Concord before the House Finance Committee, as several leaders spoke in favor of the project, the idea was met with skepticism by representatives on both sides of the aisle.

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Surprise: New parking lot for House members and a gas tax vacation for NH folks

By GARRY RAYNO, InDepthNH.org

The wonderful thing about following the New Hampshire Legislature is that there’s always another surprise lurking in the antechambers of the State House or in the nooks and crannies of the Legislative Office Building.

The latest surprise is a new parking lot for lawmakers, really only members of the House, as senators all have prime parking spots.

The $35 million would also be used to demolish the current Department of Justice building, or what elders remember as the New Hampshire Savings Bank building and the current Legislative parking lot on Storrs Street after the state comes to spend considerable sums to repair it.

Where does the money come from? The wording of the amendment reads, “The governor is authorized to draw a warrant for said sums out of any money in the treasury which is not otherwise appropriated. The credit will not expire.

This means that it will come from the large government revenue surplus in that fiscal year, and the last sentence means that if the project is not completed by the end of the biennium, the money will not will not revert to the general fund, as is usually the case, unless the state uses bonds to pay for a project.

The amendment does not say what will happen to the Attorney General’s office which is now in the savings bank building.

And another section of the amendment would give New Hampshire residents a three-month holiday from paying gasoline tax at 22.2 cents a gallon.

The amendment will go to a public hearing Monday at 2 p.m. before the House Finance Committee.

The irony of razing the Justice Department building is that it was also the subject of a last-minute deal when the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation put the building on the market after taking over the bank, the one of the five largest in New Hampshire that failed due to the recession of the late 1980s and early 1990s.

The FDIC owned a lot of real estate in New Hampshire at that time, and much of it was being sold at ridiculous prices.

The state was happy to have the building and quickly moved the Attorney General’s office into the facility from its cramped quarters in the State House Annex building.

The city of Concord was not so happy that it was removed from the tax rolls.

The purchase of the building did not follow the usual process for a Crown capital project.

And this new proposal didn’t go through the usual process either.

Under normal circumstances, the project would have been reviewed by the House Public Works and Highways Committee and the Senate Capital Budget Committee as well as the Governor’s Office.

It would have been included in the capital budget that follows the legislative process in the first year of the two-year term, just like the state’s operating budget.

But the capital budget process has been turned upside down somewhat with all the federal money continuing to flow into the state since the pandemic began with the governor’s office, or more specifically, the governor’s office for relief. emergency and recovery assuming the role of legislative committees.

CARES Act money was only distributed through the governor’s office with a legislative advisory committee that, if not ignored, was often downplayed.

There is a bit more legislative involvement now that Republicans control the Legislature, but certainly less than would be the normal process for developing capital projects.

The legislative parking garage across Main Street and behind the New Hampshire Historical Society building is not an ideal arrangement, but it does prevent legislators from monopolizing all the parking spaces around the State House.

It’s a bit remote for some of the older Legislators and can be a dangerous walk in freezing or snowy weather.

And he often appears as if he is constantly in rehabilitation with many problems including the entrance and exit ramps.

Construction of a new parking lot was considered when the state purchased the bank building which had a parking lot next to the Concord police station, but ultimately the land remained as is and was used primarily for parking Staff.

It’s no surprise to see a new parking lot closer to the State House and Legislative Office Building being considered, but it didn’t go through the usual process with the usual scrutiny.

Gasoline tax

The gas tax exemption would only apply to New Hampshire residents, so the influx of tourists during the peak summer period would not benefit from a 22.2% reduction in the cost of gasoline. cents per gallon.

While U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, who is running for re-election, has proposed a federal gas tax exemption, her potential Republican opponents this fall have not joined her, including Senate Speaker Chuck Morse, who will have a say in the state tax exemption.

The state gas tax exemption would come during the three months traditionally most important for collections.

According to the monthly revenue plan developed for the current fiscal year, the total collections for the three months would be $10.4 million for July, $10.2 million for August and $11.1 million for September.

The actual collections for those months were $11 million, $10 million, and $11.5 million, respectively. These numbers are for total gas tax sales and not just New Hampshire residents.

If state residents account for half the tax, which likely understates the numbers, that would mean a $16.25 million cut from the Highway Fund.

The amendment does not say that the governor will make up the difference from funds not otherwise appropriated.

The Road Fund has been running a “deficit” for several years, not only because of the pandemic – which has had a severe effect on collections – but also because of the growing number of alternative fuel vehicles such as those powered by electricity or propane.

For at least the last two budgets, legislatures have added general funds to the Roads Fund to allow the Department of Transportation to operate much as it did in the past.

Surplus money

What to do with surplus revenue has been a bit of a partisan issue.

Democrats like to spend it on bolstering social services that have been constrained by appropriations, training programs and some key capital projects.

Republicans, on the other hand, like to spend it as one-time expenditures rather than “increase the size of government” by creating new programs or expanding existing ones.

At the end of February, the excess revenue was $192 million, including an $11 million legal settlement.

Of that money, $100 million has been targeted for a settlement fund for those abused by youth detention center workers.

The parking garage would cost an additional $35 million and there are more proposals coming in every day.

What’s not on the agenda, however, is trying to alleviate inequality in the state’s education funding system, perhaps the biggest problem facing the state. is facing and has been for a while, but somehow it never tops the list for action.

And it’s a shame.

Garry Rayno can be reached at [email protected]

Distant Dome by veteran journalist Garry Rayno explores a broader perspective on the State House and state events for InDepthNH.org. During his three-decade career, Rayno covered the NH State House for the New Hampshire Union Leader and Foster’s Daily Democrat. Over the course of his career, his coverage has spanned the spectrum of news, from local planning, school and select boards, to national issues such as electrical industry deregulation and presidential primaries. Rayno lives with his wife Carolyn in New London.

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Developers Present Concept Plans for New Downtown Aiken Apartments, Parking Garage | Local News

As the parts of the Pascalis project continue to be developed, the concepts of the multi-family apartments and the closed parking garage were displayed on Thursday evening.

The plans were presented to the Aiken Design Review Board in a working session through a variety of tracks, including an elevation map, 3D rendering, and site plans.

Russell Devita, principal at FMK Architects, which is the lead architect for the apartments and parking lot, said the design team walked around downtown Aiken before designing the building.

Devita said they noticed “the rhythms of the openings, the brick work (and) the details”, among other things.

Overall, plans call for a five-story building, located at the corner of Newberry Street and Richland Avenue, with approximately 103 multi-family units. The apartments would wrap around the parking lot, so the garage could not be seen from the street.

The first floor of the building on the Newberry Street side would be reserved for retail businesses. The facade of the CC Johnson Building, which previously housed the Playoff’s Sports Bar, would remain intact and be incorporated into the new building to “preserve character and history”, according to Devita.

The building’s lobby would be located at the corner of Richland Avenue and Bee Lane. The first floor of the building on the Bee Lane side is proposed to be apartments, Devita said.

For apartments, several types are offered, which Devita pointed out: a one-bedroom living/working unit; studios; An apartment with one bedroom; two-bedroom apartments; and two-story, two-bedroom townhouses.

The townhouses would be located near the planned conference center, with third-floor apartments connecting the apartment building to the conference center, according to plans.

Some of the units are said to have balconies, an important feature noted by the designers, as balconies can be seen on many buildings in downtown Aiken.

To enter the car park, drivers could turn into Bee Lane before turning left into the new Pascalis Alley, then turning left into the car park. Alternatively, they could turn left into Pascalis Alley from Newberry Street and turn right into the car park.

Similarly, drivers could exit to the left or right of the garage.


The Design Review Board approves the demolition of the Aiken Hotel

As for the exterior, Devita said the team tried to use different types of architectural details to add variation and detail.

“We really try to vary the lines to create different levels relative to where the cornices are,” he said.

The team worked to break down the building using different materials and “having recesses in strategic places”.

“We’re trying to create a vertical (rhythm),” Devita said. “What we don’t want is this big monolithic building.”

“We took the challenge of creating a five-story building in downtown Aiken very seriously and worked very hard to divide it from a massing perspective, pay homage to the existing facade by pushing back all that facade 5 feet, and then varying the materials and linking them to the historic details of (of) Aiken and creating a really rich facade,” Devita continued.

Many board members expressed positive feelings about the design, but Lucy Knowles expressed some reservations.

Knowles said she appreciates the desire to have all the elements of the Pascalis project, but she thinks the building’s design is “far too intense for this particular area.”

“I would love to see all of these things in downtown Aiken, but I think we have too many in this space,” she explained.

This is the fourth time members of the development team have met with Aiken’s Design Review Board to present plans and get feedback.

Although the exact date is yet to be determined, there will be a public charette where all components of the Pascalis project will be exhibited, according to Tim O’Briant, Aiken’s Director of Economic Development.

Brandon Graham, vice president of development at Raines, said several of the design professionals involved in the project will be on hand to speak to attendees.


Aiken Design Board Sees Concept Plans for Project Pascalis

“The plan is to take all the feedback we get from the board, as well as the public feedback, and incorporate as much as we can, and then come back with the full plan where you can see it all, at once individually and at the same time,” Graham said. “You can see him standing alone and working together.”

As a whole, the Pascalis project is made up of eight parcels in downtown Aiken, bounded by Laurens Street, Richland Avenue and Newberry Street. Of these, seven were purchased by the Aiken Municipal Development Commission for $9.5 million in early November 2021.

The eighth parcel is 121 Newberry St. SW, the former home of a State Farm insurance office. This parcel is owned by Aiken Alley Holdings LLC; Ray Massey is listed as a registered agent on the website of South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond.

The Aiken Standard previously reported that Massey was part of a group of local investors involved in the Pascalis project.

The designers will then be in front of the Design Review Board on April 5 for a working session and a regular meeting. Plans for the conference center should be presented during the working session.

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What is the worst parking lot in Atlanta? Name your (least) favourite!

In a city like Atlanta, where public transportation options are limited, parking lots are still considered a necessary evil.

That doesn’t mean they aren’t outdated, unsightly, soulless, disengaging, off-putting, and uninspired trash of the primo urban space. Especially when they seem to be rotting.

In the spirit of March Madness and fun competitive tournaments, it’s time to determine which of Atlanta’s parking lots is the most horrible of them all. (There’s no shortage of car closets to choose from here, unfortunately, especially downtown.)

But first, dear readers, we need your help in determining the inglorious field of candidates!

Serious contender for a No. 1 seed at 31 Baker Street. Google Maps

Feel free to name any parking structure within the Atlanta city limits, or very close to the city limits, that irritates you for some reason. Think of structures that are the opposite of inviting, the antithesis of bustling storefronts and parks, built only to inhale vehicles and spit them out.

Bonus points if you include a clear photo of the parking pile or podium you hate. At the very least, please provide the (approximate) address and a description, to ensure we are on the same page.

Put the nominations in the comments below, email the advice line or contact us via Twitter or facebook.

The nominations will determine the size of the field and the structure of the tournament. Tentative plans are to start the elimination rounds early next week. Cheers!

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Concrete, parking steel to find a new life through recycling

The Huntsville Municipal Parking Garage A is no longer. Demolition crews with large machinery demolished the structure down to its foundations to make way for a new city hall with an attached parking lot.

Crews are demolishing the old Municipal Parking Lot A to make way for a new Huntsville City Hall. Garage materials will be recycled and reused for future applications.

Piles of broken concrete and twisted metal were loaded onto dump trucks and transported to the Solid Waste Disposal Authority (SWDA) in Huntsville. It’s not the end of the road for these materials, however. In the case of the concrete remains, the road has only just begun.

“We recycle concrete,” said Ricky Wilkinson, general services manager for the town of Huntsville. “It will be ground up and can be used as base material for temporary roads or anywhere you could use gravel.”

A recycled idea

The idea of ​​recycling building materials is unique and environmentally friendly, but not uncommon. Wilkinson said it has become more common because recycling processes have improved.

Machinery picks up remains from the municipal parking lot under blue skies.  The Madison County Courthouse is visible in the background.

With the demolished parking garage, it is easier to see other downtown buildings. Work on the site of the new Huntsville City Hall can begin when the debris from the garage clears.

“The equipment needed to break concrete is more reasonably priced, so it’s more common now,” he said.

Rebar and protective guardrails from the garage will be melted down at a recycling center in Birmingham and reused in future applications. Brandon Tucker, project manager for city hall contractor Turner Construction Company, said most of the structural steel is recycled.

“That’s how most metal producers in the United States develop their products,” he said. “Concrete rebar may have been a car part that was melted down and reused. The quality of the steel is as good or better than virgin steel because it has to meet many strength requirements.

More importantly, scrap metal doesn’t take up space in a landfill, which Tucker says is a big plus for Huntsville residents.

“This work has more recyclable content than usual because it’s a concrete structure,” he said. “When you have materials that can’t be reused, the disposal costs add up and that impacts the landfill. It’s not good for the taxpayer or the contractor.

Look forward

Wilkinson and Tucker said the demolition project moved ahead quickly, thanks to an extended period of good weather. Once the last concrete and metals have been removed, construction work on the new town hall can begin.

“Very soon we will have a building that will rise from the ground and be a lasting legacy,” Tucker said.

Construction of the new City Hall could begin to go vertical in May or June. The project is expected to be completed by 2024.

There’s a sense of excitement about the project among Turner Construction employees, Tucker said, because many employees are part of the Huntsville community. Because of this connection, they are proud of the project.

“We’re all local,” he said. “Our work is downtown, but on weekends you’ll find us downtown enjoying all the community has to offer.”

Click here to learn more about the future Huntsville City Hall.

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Woman found shot and stabbed in Oklahoma City hospital parking lot, police search for suspect

UPDATE: Oklahoma City Police are looking for the suspect who shot and stabbed a woman who was found injured in the parking lot of INTEGRIS Baptist Hospital.

A spokesperson for INTEGRIS said the injured woman was found in the stairwell of the hospital’s 56th Street Northwest Highway garage.

The victim was transferred to the University of Oklahoma Medical Center for treatment. His condition is unknown.

Oklahoma City police officials said it appears the woman was shot and stabbed in a domestic incident.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 40s, driving a white Monte Carlo.

The hospital garage is closed.

No other details were provided.

Original story

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Officers from the Oklahoma City Police Department were called Friday afternoon to INTEGRIS Baptist Hospital regarding a gunshot victim.

A police department official told KFOR that the victim was shot multiple times.

Oklahoma City police at INTEGRIS Baptist Hospital after being notified of a victim who was shot multiple times.

A spokeswoman for INTEGRIS told KFOR that the victim was found with gunshot wounds in the hospital parking lot.

It is currently unknown where the victim was shot or if he was going to the hospital for medical treatment, according to the spokesperson.

No other details were provided.

It is an evolving situation. More information will be provided when available.

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Plans to move forward to demolish Civic Center parking lot

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) – Work to demolish the Civic Center parking garage in Springfield could begin as early as this spring and we’ve learned that a designer has been hired to begin mapping the project.

Springfield’s downtown garage has seen better days. Built in 1971, garage officials said it had reached the end of its useful life and it would be a better investment to build a new garage than to do more repairs. They said the 50-year-old garage would need things like drainage upgrades and waterproofing.

“I love my city, let’s make it better, let’s continue,” said Julio Rivera.

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, which also owns the MassMutual Center, purchased the garage in 2020. MCCA’s Tara Coughlan told Western Mass News that they had just hired a designer to work on the construction of the new garage.

“They are doing exploratory work, assessing what is under the structure, examining the drop zone for construction activities. We are having many discussions with the city about potential street closures and impacts on our neighbors to make sure everything goes well when we go into full construction,” Coughlan

It is not yet known when these street closures will take place, but they hope that ultimately the garage will be more modern.

“Wider lanes, slightly larger pitches to accommodate the larger vehicles we all drive today. Other typical equipment that you would see in a garage like electric vehicle charging stations, electric gates when you go out like automated systems and looking at other opportunities like an air tire filling station, that kind of thing…just to improve the customer experience,” Coughlan added.

The project is estimated between 30 and 40 million dollars. They hope to have it finished by fall 2023.

Officials said they hoped to include a new skybridge to connect the new garage to the MassMutual center and improve the overall experience of passing from the garage to the MassMutual center.

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Commissioners approve emergency repairs to underground car park | Local News

After engineers found deteriorated structural beams in the parking lot beneath the Westmoreland County Courthouse in January, the need for urgent repairs became apparent.

Commissioners have approved what is expected to be a six-month emergency project that could cost $7 million to repair the parking structure, which would not be in imminent danger of collapse.

During the project, the courthouse will open a previously closed entrance on Main Street to the rotunda section of the building. In addition, two other doors on either side of Pennsylvania Avenue will remain open to employees and visitors.

Carl Walker Construction Inc. was hired to carry out the repairs. The company would have to dig about 35 feet to access the parking structure through Courtyard Square, where new support beams will be installed and other repairs will be made to restore the two-level garage, officials said.

Damage was initially identified in 2019 when sections of concrete above the upper parking level fell to the ground. Repairs cost $70,000, and structural monitoring of the garage continued. Monitoring has revealed that rust, spalling and other signs of deterioration have since appeared, but no urgency for collapse.

Work was to start on Wednesday.

Courtyard Square is often used as a gathering place for protests and demonstrations, in addition to recreation. As part of the project, the courtyard will be reconfigured, but final designs have not been confirmed.

The garage will remain closed during construction. On Tuesday, the commissioners also agreed to lease 182 parking spaces in Greensburg for displaced employees and officials. It will cost $10,500 a month to lease 148 parking spaces in four Greensburg-owned lots and another 34 spaces in a private lot on Otterman Street.

Parking options for jurors and other visitors have yet to be announced.

The county will use part of the $105 million it received in coronavirus relief funds to pay for garage repairs.

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Oneida County lawmakers agree to hospital parking bond

UTICA – A bond resolution for a downtown hospital parking garage was approved at a meeting of the Oneida County Legislative Council on Wednesday.

The 30-year bond clears the way for construction of the parking garage at a maximum estimated cost of $50,900,000 and authorizes the issuance of $30,900,000 bonds.

The price includes parking, a helipad, site improvements, and other related expenses for the structure that will rest near the Wynn Hospital currently under construction (which is located in the Lafayette, Columbia, and State Street area) of the System of Mohawk Valley Health.

Additional funding for the structure — which is expected to start in mid-May and end in October 2023 — will also be funded by $10,000,000 in grants and $10,000,000 guaranteed by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, according to documents.

Bids for the project are expected to open in mid-April, county lawmakers said.

• The county legislature also passed an agreement between Oneida County Emergency Services and the New York State Department of Homeland Security.

The move would approve a $781,082 grant agreement between the county’s Department of Emergency Services and the state’s Division of Homeland Security.

Project work involves continued expansion of the county’s public safety radio system.

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Parking garage under Westmoreland County Courthouse closed for significant structural issues – CBS Pittsburgh

GREENSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) – The garage below the Westmoreland County Courthouse is showing signs of significant structural issues and is closed as of Wednesday morning.

A recent technical investigation prompted county commissioners to take emergency action to excavate the underground structure and repair it immediately, a job that will cost $7 million.

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“It’s time to tackle deterioration. They couldn’t tell us if it would collapse and if it would collapse, when it would collapse,” Westmoreland County Public Works Director Greg McCloskey said.

The recent study showed that years of humidity and salt have compromised the stability of the parking lot.

Westmoreland County said it would make up for the loss of parking spaces by leasing some 170 spaces from the city of Greensburg in its parking facilities.

“There’s no better time to work on this,” Commissioner Sean Kertes said.

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It’s going to be a major project that’s literally in the middle of Greensburg.

“It’s going to be a major inconvenience, but we hope to get there in six months,” Commissioner Gina Cerilli Thrasher said.

Greensburg Newsstand’s Al Lydic said the parking lot project was fine with him as long as desperate drivers looking for parking don’t decide to commandeer what he paid for.

“I depend on these two spots that I rent out for clients. If I have to fight people who want to park there and run to the courthouse, that’s going to be a problem,” he said.

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Emergency repairs begin Wednesday.

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Parking garage replacement will impact Westmoreland County Courthouse

A $7 million project will have a major impact on downtown Greensburg starting Wednesday. Watch the full report in the video player above. Westmoreland County Commissioners on Tuesday approved emergency funding to replace parking under the Westmoreland County Courthouse Yard. The project comes after commissioners said engineers had discovered structural flaws in the structure. The issues with the garage started in 2019. The courtyard outside the courthouse and the main entrance to the courthouse will be closed. An alternate entrance along Main Street will open to the public wishing to enter the courthouse. Commissioners said more than 170 people parked in the county parking lot, mostly county employees and elected officials. The county has secured leases in nearby parking lots for people using the garage, which could limit parking for people traveling to downtown Greensburg. Commissioners said they are still working on potential solutions to these issues, particularly on days when residents are called to the courthouse for jury selection. County commissioners said funding for the project came from the US bailout. The goal is to complete the project by next winter.

A $7 million project will have a major impact on downtown Greensburg starting Wednesday.

Watch the full report in the video player above.

Westmoreland County Commissioners on Tuesday approved emergency funding to replace parking under the Westmoreland County Courthouse Yard.

The project comes after commissioners said engineers had discovered structural flaws in the structure. The problems with the garage started in 2019.

The outer courtyard of the courthouse and the main entrance to the courthouse will be closed. Another entrance along Main Street will be open to the public wishing to enter the courthouse.

Commissioners said more than 170 people were parked in the county parking lot, mostly county employees and elected officials. The county has secured leases in nearby parking lots for people using the garage, which could limit parking for people traveling to downtown Greensburg. Commissioners said they are still working on potential solutions to these issues, particularly on days when residents are called to the courthouse for jury selection.

County commissioners said funding for the project came from the US bailout. The goal is to complete the project by next winter.

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The West New York Planning Board reviews plans for a parking garage on the 57th Street lot

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A rendering of what the parking lot will look like when completed.

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The architect incorporated embroidery designs into the brick facade as a tribute to WNY’s history.

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Another view of the 57th Street parking lot.

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The parking garage could have three or four stories depending on how contractors place bids to build the project.


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A rendering of what the parking lot will look like when completed.

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The architect incorporated embroidery designs into the brick facade as a tribute to WNY’s history.

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Another view of the 57th Street parking lot.

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The parking garage could have three or four stories depending on how contractors place bids to build the project.


The West New York Planning Board reviewed city plans to build a parking lot on the site of the surface parking lot on 57th Street. The garage is one of the few the city plans to build on its current municipal lands to alleviate parking issues, including at 51st Street and 54th Street.

Michael Nelson, project architect, presented the preliminary plans for the parking garage to council. The presentation was a courtesy review and discussion, and no action was taken other than a draft letter confirming to the Western New York Board of Commissioners that the Planning Board had reviewed the project.

The existing car park is approximately 94 parking spaces. The planned new garage will contain approximately 197 parking spaces.

“Planned structure parking is 197 parking spaces with potentially spaces beyond pending the supply environment and if we are able to award an alternative supply to the project,” Nelson said.

North of the parking lot is 58and Street, to the west is Bergenline Avenue, to the south is 57and Street, and to the east are buildings. The entrance would be at 57and Street. Under the ramp to the first floor is storage space for the city, according to Nelson. The three-storey car park has several stairs and an elevator.

Three or four floors depending on the offers

While the current render and plans call for three stories, West New York is also exploring the possibility of a four-story parking lot. The city asked the architects of the project to study an alternative offer for an additional floor.

“There is this option, if the numbers are competitive enough, to have another floor,” Nelson said. “This has been incorporated into the tender documents.”

The architect incorporated embroidery designs into the brick facade as a tribute to WNY’s history.

However, the number of floors selected for the parking garage will depend on the nature of the bids received for the project. According to Nelson, the structure can be built to have additional floors in the future, but the road layout would prevent this.

“The difficulty of adding floors to parking lots is the very tight logistics,” Nelson said. “This site in particular is very constrained due to the tight fabric of the street… We could design the structure to support future seams, but the reality is that it is not possible to get a crane from the order of magnitude required to lift the additional loads 120 foot pieces on the building.

Integrate the history of the textile industry

According to Nelson, the city’s history was considered when designing the parking lot’s facade.

“When we started working on the project, one of our first efforts was to review the site in the context of the neighborhood, as well as the building’s relevance to the city. We were inspired by the city’s rich textile industry and history. This began to blend in with some of the neighborhood’s residential vernacular, brick structures and brick patterns.

Another view of the 57th Street parking lot.

The brick design is intended to highlight Western New York’s history as a former center of the textile industry. The brick patterns aim to mimic this and the surrounding neighborhood.

“The precast concrete structure with brick veneer, brick patterns, tones and colors was derived from early studies spent in the neighborhood and research into the city’s history,” Nelson said.

Pedestrian walkways approximately 13 feet wide will run around the perimeter of the building.

Council promotes parking plans

President Clara Brito Herrera praised the project, but was in favor of the larger car park option.

“Nice project,” said Herrera. “It’s definitely going to improve the neighborhood and it’s very much needed… One of the things I love the most about the design is the safety with the glass as you walk through the building and the walkways from street to street. other. It’s easy to get to and it’s a great project.

Vice President Jorge Gomez echoed Herrera that the rendering of the parking lot was “beautiful” and that he was also in favor of the larger option.

“If there’s a way to add more parking to it, like another level, that would be even better,” Gomez said. “But it looks great and it’s excited for the city.”

The parking garage could have three or four stories depending on how contractors place bids to build the project.

Commissioner Marguerite Guzman expressed his enthusiasm for the project.

“I really like the embroidery pattern,” Guzman said. “I know this is going to be very well received by the community as one of the issues we are facing is parking. And that’s one of our promises and we keep it.

Commissioner Andrea Bounsiar noted: “It’s aesthetically pleasing, very necessary, and I like the features of glass for safety.”

Commissioner Jonathon Castaneda called him a “gbig project” and Commissioner Ignacio Amaro added that it was “very beautiful”.

Project timeline

According to Nelson, in terms of chronology, tThe aim is to present bids for the project to the council of commissioners on April 20. He added that the structure and aesthetics of the building are the drivers of the program.

“Once the project has been tendered, the contractor will mobilize shortly thereafter,” Nelson said. “Hopefully in June the schedule would start with early tenders with the contractor eventually awarding the project to whoever is needed to fabricate the precast concrete components in the works.”

Nelson said the city is “save the calendar so that the site does not remain inactive for a period of time.”

He added that he expects completion by mid-November 2023. This garage, along with the others, aims to add hundreds of parking spaces in Western New York.

For updates on this story and others, visit www.hudsonreporter.com and follow us on Twitter @hudson_reporter. Daniel Israel can be reached at [email protected]

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UPDATE: Men charged with fatal confrontation in parking garage appear in court

Police say 23-year-old Juan Linares has been arrested and charged with murder

UPDATE (3/11/22) – New information about a fatal shooting and severe beating that occurred in a Lexington parking lot last week. According to the Lexington Herald Leader, three suspects appeared in court on Friday for a preliminary hearing.

As we reported, Juan Linares has been arrested and charged with the murder of Michael Yocum, who was allegedly shot dead early Saturday morning in a parking lot. Humberto Saucedo-Salgado and Oziel Saucedo-Salgado have both been charged with assault.

According to the Herald Leader, Humberto and Oziel are brothers. The report states that Anthony True was also badly beaten in this incident and is still recovering in hospital.

According to the newspaper, the brothers told a detective that the situation in the parking lot escalated when Linares said something to True and Yocum, who were in True’s car at the time. It’s unclear exactly what was said, but the detective says Yocum joined shortly after.

Although surveillance video did not fully capture the assault and shooting, it clearly identified everyone involved leading to the arrests.

The case now heads to a grand jury. Linares is currently being held on a $750,000 bond. The brothers posted $10,000 bond and were released from jail hours after their arrest.

UPDATE (07/03/22) – The man killed in a weekend shooting in downtown Lexington has been identified.

According to the Fayette County Coroner’s Office, Michael Lee Yocum of Lexington was killed in a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning inside the West Short Street parking lot.

The 36-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the coroner’s office.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man is dead and 3 men are in custody following a shooting in downtown Lexington on Saturday morning.

Lexington Police say officers responded to the 300 block of West Short Street in the Victorian Square parking lot for a call of gunshots fired around 3 a.m. Saturday.

When officers arrived they found two men with gunshot wounds… one who police say was in his 30s.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene… the other man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The name of the deceased victim has not yet been released.

According to the police, 3 people have been charged with murder and assault.

According to the police, Juan Linares, 23, was arrested and charged with murder.

Humberto Saucedo-Salgado, 25, was charged with assault.

And Oziel Saucedo-Salgado, 28, was also charged with assault.

All 3 are currently being held at the Fayette County Detention Center.

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Owner of downtown Springfield parking lot talks about next steps

Lagos has owned the garage since 1993 and cited aging infrastructure and expensive maintenance as a major factor in the decision to demolish the structure and turn it into a parking lot as well as add green space as part of the project.

The concrete parking lot was built in the 1960s and housed over 300 parking spaces. In terms of maintenance, Lagos said it has been expensive over the years, with millions of dollars spent on pothole repairs alone.

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This work is the result of salt from car tires in the garage, which corrodes the rebar inside the building and causes the concrete to “splinter” over time.

Following the demolition process, the idea is to create a parking lot that will be used by both Bushnell Building employees as well as those who frequent the Bushnell Event Center.

Lagos said he is still considering the costs of demolishing the parking lot as well as creating the new parking lot.

He said the parking lot will have a single entrance and exit on North Limestone Street and noted that it will be more accessible for employees and guests of the Bushnell building as well as the events center.

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City plans $54,000 study for downtown parking lot renovations

Columbia City Council is considering a vote this month to fund $54,580 to provide design and construction services to its downtown parking lot.

The parking garage, located at the corner of North Main Street and West 6th Street, was first built in 1989 and began to show signs of deterioration, prompting a study to undertake preliminary work for its repairs.

The contract, which would be awarded to Morrison Engineering, would assess the current condition of the garage, study costs and provide recommendations for extending its life.

Proposed repairs could include things like replacing the building’s brick veneer, water drainage system, electric light fixtures, and waterproofing the Columbia Police Department’s party wall.

City officials also questioned the feasibility of expanding the garage.

Mayor Chaz Molder, along with City Engineer Glen Harper, added that the study should provide enough guidance to not only know how to maintain the structure as it stands today, but also indicators as to whether any additions could be done in the future, like rooftop parking.

But these decisions should be made after the initial study and construction are complete.

“The first must be done,” Harper said. “The second is an option to consider later, and they don’t overlap. So if we’re going to do the second, we have to do the first, whatever. The first will tell us if we can add to the structure, and you can all make that decision.”

The downtown Columbia parking garage was first installed in 1989 and began to show deterioration of the brick and water drainage systems.  The city is currently discussing a possible renovation.

Some council members, such as Vice Mayor Christa Martin and Ward 3 Councilor Tony Greene, questioned whether spending the money would be justified or if some of the work could be done in-house with city staff. . Molder later questioned the same.

“If that parking lot only has a lifespan of five to seven years left, we may not want to invest,” Molder said. “I understand he won’t tell us whether or not we can add a parking deck, but will he at least give us enough information that the expense we’re talking about is at least justified?”

Jonathan Morrison of Morrison Engineering replied that he “hopes so”.

“I have a specialized concrete engineer that I will bring into my team so that I can assess, visually, what is there without having to do extensive calculations,” he said.

No vote was taken Thursday to pass the $54,580 study, but will appear as part of council’s consent agenda at its regular meeting, which will be held at City Hall from 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10.

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Parking garage, Frosty Morn, other projects on hold as city council says no to $27 million budget item

CLARKSVILLE, TN (NOW CLARKSVILLE) – Several city projects, including a new parking garage and repairs to the existing Cumberland Plaza garage, as well as renovations to the Frosty Morn Building and the Burt Cobb Recreation Center, have been put on hold after City Council members voted Thursday night to refuse nearly $27 million in funding.

The money for the projects was part of a larger budget amendment ordinance that was originally part of the meeting’s consent agenda. He was fired by Ambar Marquis of Ward 5, who argued that it would be irresponsible to provide $25 million to the Downtown Parking Commission without a plan for how they will pay it back.

Marquis’ amendment, which was later amended by DaJaun Little to re-include funding for the Cumberland Plaza Garage, failed 6-6, causing it to fail for lack of a majority.

Wanda Allen, Trisha Butler, DaJuan Little, Wallace Redd, Ambar Marquis and Vondell Richmond voted no. Brian Zacharias, Wanda Smith, Travis Holleman, Stacey Streetman and Mayor Joe Pitts voted yes. All council members were present, with the Ward 11 seat vacant.

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A major sticking point for opponents of the budget amendment was the statute of the Parking Commission. Several board members expressed concerns about the commission’s ability to repay the funding and expressed interest in seeing a plan before approving the $25 million.

Marquis said the commission needs to review its parking fee structure, which it says is in critical need of overhaul, and stop “kicking the street.”

Butler questioned the idea of ​​providing a corporate fund with such a large sum and suggested the city consider returning to a city-run parking authority.

“We need parking”

“We need parking,” Holleman said at the meeting. “It’s been talked about for years and years. … If you want downtown to continue to thrive, then this is a necessary step.

Allen asked why, with budget season fast approaching, funding for the parking garage project might not be part of the new budget.

“We need that parking lot downtown and we need to get it done quickly with MPEC (F&M Bank Arena) coming in,” Allen told council members. “Why don’t we wait and do everything at once when we set the budget?”

Chief Financial Officer Laurie Matta told Allen that the longer the project is delayed, the more expensive it will be due to the rising cost of construction.

Other pending projects

Other projects included in the budget amendment included the Frosty Morn construction project, renovations to the Burt-Cobb Community Center, and restoration work at the Smith-Trahern Mansion.

The future of these capital projects is uncertain at this time, although it is likely that a new budget amendment will soon be presented to City Council.

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Clarksville council says ‘no’ to funding parking lot and other projects

Another marathon five-hour meeting of the Clarksville City Council on Thursday led to, among other things, the council saying “no” to spending on a new downtown parking lot, improvements to the Frosty Morn property and repairs to the center of Burt-Cobb recreation.

With a 6-6 vote – which, as a rule, is a failed order since there is no majority – all of these projects are currently shelved. The amendment would have added the necessary funding of $27 million to the city’s fiscal year 2022 operating and capital budget.

The main concern of several council members on Thursday was the $25 million allegedly paid to the city’s Parking Commission.

Of this total, $20 million was reportedly spent to begin construction of a new parking lot near Franklin Street. The remaining $5 million would have been set aside to address an engineer’s recommendations to repair the existing Cumberland Plaza parking garage, which had previously been closed for public safety reasons but has since reopened after the city ​​has made short-term repairs.

Councilwoman Ambar Marquis, shown here the night she was chosen to fill Jason Knight's unexpired term in Ward 5, led the movement this week to at least delay city funding for a new downtown parking lot. town of Clarksville.

At the time of the vote on the budget amendment at second and final reading, Councilor Ambar Marquis told council that he should suspend the $25 million loan to the Parking Commission, at least until the Commission determines how it will reimburse the city.

Marquis said to do otherwise would be “irresponsible” on the council’s part and that the Parking Commission has known for years that it needs to change its fee structure to generate more revenue.

It was “a kick in the box on the road,” Marquis said.

Council members who disagreed with Marquis, at least for his stalling tactics, included Stacey Streetman, Karen Reynolds, Pro Tem Mayor Wanda Smith, who currently sits on the parking commission, and Travis Holleman, who cited a “huge need, now” for downtown parking, adding that the current economic inflation will only increase the cost of building the garage in the near future.

Montgomery County and its project partners are about a year away from the opening of the F&M Bank Arena, and not having a new parking lot coordinated with that opening will be problematic for downtown and its business owners, a added Reynolds.

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Despite the reopening of the Cumberland Plaza Garage, Mayor Joe Pitts’ administration argues Thursday’s failed ordinance will allow for continued deterioration of the garage and ultimately shorten its lifespan. He called Thursday’s vote “disappointing”.

Those who voted against the funding were council members Wanda Allen, Trisha Butler, DaJuan Little, Wallace Redd and Vondell Richmond, as well as Marquis.

The “yes” votes came from Pitts, Streetman, Reynolds, Holleman, Smith and Brian Zacharias.

Normally, there would be 13 votes cast, but Ward 11’s seat on the council is currently vacant following the recent departure of Ashlee Evans.

Butler said continuing concerns about the Parking Commission’s troubling finances — it’s currently a corporate fund outside of the city’s budget — add to his view that the city needs to bring the budget back. of the Commission under the control of the municipal council.

“There has to be some oversight of that ($25 million),” Butler said.

City Chief Financial Officer Laurie Matta reiterated that the current problem is the parking fund’s insufficient rate structure for fees and fines.

According to general accounting rules, the parking garage must be an asset of the parking fund, Matta said.

“When we issue debt for parking, it will fall under the parking fund and will stay on their (Parking Commission) books until they can repay the city,” she explained, adding that , no matter what, the city will not raise taxes to pay for parking, although there has been recent speculation about it.

Other projects denied funding after Thursday’s vote include $2.3 million to begin renovating the former Frosty Morn building in the Red River District.

The Frosty Morn project was seen as an important jumping off point to revitalize an area of ​​town near Austin Peay State University that has been in decline for years by creating jobs, small business start-up opportunities businesses and spaces for community use.

Another $135,000 that had been earmarked for repairs to the historic Smith-Trahern Mansion in downtown Clarksville also fell victim to the ‘no’ vote as well as completing building repairs at the Burt-Cobb Recreation Center for children and families, at a cost of $50,000.

The future is now uncertain for these and other projects that were part of the $27 million amendment. At least for now they are on hold.

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Tenants plan to take their apartment complex to court over broken garage doors

DENVER — Tenants in the Denver metro area are expressing concern about garage door repair delays at their apartment complex, saying it has led to an increase in vandalized or stolen cars.

The problem first surfaced in February when several residents of City Gate Apartments told Denver7 that their parking lot had been open for several months, which had contributed to the theft and break-in of several cars.

After this story spread, more tenants from other apartment complexes addressed the same issue.

“Broken doors are definitely a problem,” said Jacob Limpus, whose car was broken into at the Lugano apartments in Cherry Creek.

According to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, at least 10 cars have been reported stolen from this property since March 2021.

“Every time I walk into the garage, I pray my car is still there,” Limpus said. “I pressed the lock button just to hear it to be sure.”

The 2020 Lawrence apartment complex in downtown Denver had a giant gash in its garage door for months. Zip ties are used to keep it attached.

Two of the doors to The Marq at Ridgegate apartments in Lonetree have been broken and wide open for over a month.

According to each apartment complex, supply chain issues have delayed the process of repairing gates or installing a new gate system.

In the meantime, some concerned tenants are exploring their legal options, wondering if they can hold the apartment responsible for their stolen or damaged cars. According to Deborah Wilson, an attorney who represents multiple landlords, that’s unlikely.

“There’s something in a lease that says, ‘We are not responsible for your content,'” Wilson said. “When the apartments could be held accountable would be if they promised it was a secure building…or they promised all the cameras were working or the apartments promised the doors always worked, which the owners they do not do.”

Attorney Jacob Eppler says tenants can still have a valid case in court, despite what the lease says.

“Under the implicit guarantee of habitability [law], it can be invoked by a tenant if the lease, his apartment, substantially lacks a particular characteristic in this respect. If it’s really a safety issue or a hazard issue, a tenant could definitely argue that because of that broken door there’s a significant amount of crime…they can argue a argument in this area of ​​the law,” Eppler said. “At the same time, if it was a lessor who was talking about it, it would be important for them to think about how they could limit their liability in these areas.”

Under the Implied Habitability Mandate Act, a homeowner has a reasonable amount of time to try to fix an underlying problem, which in this case is a broken door.

“However, if they don’t substantially resolve it within five business days, that would give the tenant the option to end their lease without penalty,” Eppler said.

Eppler and Wilson point out that supply chain issues complicate matters. If an apartment sees their gate is broken and orders the parts to fix it within a reasonable time frame but is faced with a seller who doesn’t have the part to send, what else can they do to mitigate potential issues with safety that arise?

Property managers at City Gate Apartments have told tenants they have increased security patrols as they wait for the gate pieces to arrive, although residents say they have not noticed the security.

“The owner certainly has an argument saying, ‘We’re doing the best we can’. The question is, is the best you can do good enough and is it really the best you can do?” Eppler said.

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Four-story parking garage provided behind Parkview

A new 200-space, four-story car park may soon appear behind the Parkview on Poplar Avenue in Midtown.

The seniors’ apartment complex on the west side of Overton Park currently has only 66 on-site parking spaces, although code requires about 205 for the 137-unit building.

The concept plans were to be presented Thursday at a meeting of the Evergreen Historic District Association’s board of directors.

Renderings show the 44-foot-tall garage would sit on the west side of the building, at the corner of Poplar and Buena Vista Place. Drivers entered the garage through an alley leading to Poplar.

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A floor plan of the proposed 200-space parking garage at Parkview shows the garage located at the corner of Poplar Avenue and Buena Vista Square.

The design plans show that the garage would be covered with an exterior screen to make it more aesthetic. Landscaping, including tall trees, is also provided to somewhat shield the structure from view.

Because the Evergreen Historic District is listed as a National Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places, new construction must go through the Memphis Landmarks Commission.

The district encompasses 53 square miles in Midtown. It is roughly bordered by North Parkway to the north, East Parkway to the east, Poplar to the south, and Watkins Street to the west.

Built in 1923, the Parkway is currently about 50% occupied, according to the presentation.

Corinne S Kennedy covers economic development and healthcare for The Commercial Appeal. She can be contacted by email at [email protected]

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Valparaiso Creates Redevelopment Authority to Help Complete Downtown Parking Lot | News from Valparaiso

VALPARAISO – Valparaiso moved closer to creating the “Lincoln Highway Garage” after the city council approved the creation of a redevelopment authority on Monday night.

The multi-level parking unit is planned for the 300 block of Lincolnway, opposite the proposed 121-unit Linc apartment complex. Although the size of the proposed garage is not yet known, the city is currently conducting a parking study to analyze downtown parking needs. The Redevelopment Authority would own the garage and the Redevelopment Commission would lease it. Hageman, the developer of Linc, will pay for the upkeep and upkeep of the locations specially reserved for Linc tenants.

Valparaiso City Attorney Patrick Lyp said if the Linc and parking lot are approved, the city will complete the garage around the same time the first of the Linc’s three buildings are completed, likely in October 2023.

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Lyp said the Redevelopment Authority “for all intents and purposes is a holding entity to ultimately allow the Redevelopment Commission to own tangible assets.”

“The purpose of asking council to establish the Redevelopment Authority is to enable funding for the construction of the car park that has been announced as part of the Linc project,” Lyp said. “It is a tool that is used quite frequently by other communities in the context of financing physical structures.”

The Redevelopment Authority will consist of three appointed members, one of whom will be a member of the City Council. Councilman Robert Cotton, D-2, raised concerns that the Redevelopment Authority would hijack oversight from city council.

Cotton read a list of authorities the Redevelopment Authority would have, including the ability to condemn, lease, purchase or inspect property “considered useful in connection with local public improvements”. The Democratic Committee of Valparaiso released a statement expressing concerns about the Redevelopment Authority’s ability to exercise eminent domain.

Lyp said he could not find a single example in Indiana where a redevelopment authority exercised eminent domain. The powers of the Redevelopment Authority are limited because it has only two sources of revenue: dollars appropriated by the city council and, as would be the case if the Linc project is completed, the receipt of rental payments “for essentially paying the debt to the obligation,” Lyp mentioned.

“Consider the worst case scenario: your redevelopment authority goes rogue, they decide they want to encroach on people’s property, they decide they just want to doom left and right like there’s no tomorrow,” Lyp said. “They don’t have a penny to their name. They can’t do anything.”

Cotton also asked why the Valparaiso Economic Development Corp. could not be used as a holding entity for the parking garage, as was done when the Garmong shell building was constructed in 2016. The arrangement was temporary as the ultimate plan was still to sell the Garmong. building.

Lyp explained that because the VEDC is a nonprofit organization focused on economic development, “it wouldn’t make sense” for the organization to be the holding entity for a municipal parking lot the city plans to build. have for decades.

The council will be able to dissolve the Redevelopment Authority at any time and all actions taken by the authority will be public, Lyp said.

The council approved the ordinance establishing the Redevelopment Authority by a vote of 6 to 1. Cotton was the only “no” vote.

“They have no money and the city council is there. Someone will be there to represent us, which is to say the mayor is in charge, it will be his appointment,” said Casey Schmidt, R -3. “So I think there are many layers to protect us, I don’t see why we shouldn’t step forward and take a step that helps us achieve our goal.”

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SEA Airport Parking Garage Rates To Rise April 1 – KIRO 7 News Seattle

Parking rates at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) parking lot are set to increase April 1, the airport announced Tuesday.

General and Terminal Direct hourly rates will increase by $1, with daily rates increasing by $2 for General Parking and $3 for Terminal Direct. Weekly rates for general parking will increase by $20, while Passport monthly rates will increase by $50.

The rate increase is intended to help fund projects that improve the customer experience, such as the garage’s new automated parking guidance system, which is already installed on the first two floors of the eight-story garage.

The $21.8 million system is one of the largest in the country with more than 12,000 booths. It features LED lighting and smart camera sensors to indicate space availability and help customers find electric vehicle and ADA-accessible parking spaces.

The sensors also feature camera-based license recognition technology to help customers locate their vehicles and improve parking policy enforcement.

Installation of the parking guidance system will continue throughout this year and is expected to be completed in early 2023.

The fare increase will also support other projects at the airport, such as the new international arrivals facility, the expansion of the C Concourse building, the SEA Gateway project and the South Satellite refurbishment programme.

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Public art commissioned for the Scioto Peninsula parking lot

Earlier this month, the City of Columbus announced that four artists have been tapped to create new public art installations on the Starling Garage, which is currently under construction on the site of The Peninsula development. These four artists include local muralists Adam Hernandez, Nick Stull and Lucie Shearer, as well as architecture and design firm Studio KCA.

The public art was commissioned by the City of Columbus with a budget of $250,000 through the Columbus Art Commission. A total of 81 applications were submitted for the project.

“These vibrant works of art will strengthen our sense of community connection by celebrating our city’s diversity, openness and optimism,” Mayor Andrew J. Ginther said in a press release. “Drawing inspiration from the natural beauty, rich history and cultural diversity of Franklinton and the Scioto Mile, these artists and their respective works of art will invite guests to The Peninsula to reflect on who we are as a community. and what we will become.

Three of the works will take the form of murals while Studio KCA’s installation is a sculpture of bird figures called ‘Gather and Flow’ which will illuminate with LED lighting at night.

Installation of the public artwork will take place this spring before the garage opens in June.

The first phase of the peninsula development includes four buildings in addition to the two parking structures. These four buildings will house more than 230,000 square feet of office space, 329 residential units and a 198-room hotel. Phase two will feature a 34-story mixed-use tower that will include a mix of residences, retail offices and parking.

“On the peninsula, we’re building places where people can live, work and play, and public art is part of the unique urban fabric that will make it a popular destination,” said CDDC Chair Amy Taylor. “We are thrilled the city is showcasing such talented artists, who have captured the soul of this new neighborhood, embracing the bend in the Scioto River that literally defines the peninsula while embodying energy, inclusion and openness. of Columbus.”

For more information, visit columbusddc.com/scioto-peninsula.

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Ocean City Council discusses parking and bathrooms | Local News

OCEAN CITY — City Council and City Business Administrator George Savastano discussed the possibility of a parking garage and plans for new bathrooms on the boardwalk during a meeting Thursday, which also saw the latest clashes between council members and the city administration.

The city has promised that the bathrooms on 10th and 11th Streets will be complete and ready by summer, but the project has faced delays. Work is expected to begin on Monday, Savastano said.

The parking garage proposal is a longer term discussion. The idea has been considered on and off for years, but appears to have taken on new life this year, with Mayor Jay Gillian announcing plans to study its potential and council forming a parking committee.

Frank Donato, the city’s chief financial officer, told council he had two proposals from companies that would study the possibilities, including whether the city could break even on such a project.

Either study would cost around $20,000, he said.

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Councilman Jody Levchuk, who heads the council’s parking committee, said he asked for details of the garage proposal several weeks ago and finally received it on the day of the meeting. He let Savastano know he was unhappy with the timing of the talks.

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“Why couldn’t you transmit this a few weeks ago?” he said, saying the council subcommittee wanted to conduct its own investigation into garage options. “I just wish my request had been followed up with these reports instead of me still sitting here. I’m so glad you told me they exist, but I wish I had them in hand now so that we can have a deeper conversation about this.

Savastano said it would be inappropriate for the administration to send the proposals to a committee when the board ultimately makes a decision on whether to approve a contract.

“I’m not trying to hide information from anyone, but sending information piecemeal just doesn’t make sense,” Savsatano said.

The parking and restroom discussion seemed to overlap. Levchuk, a Boardwalk business owner, said he was concerned about the timing of the bathroom project, which was discussed extensively at council meetings. He also wondered whether the proposal should be submitted to the Planning Board.

The city is due to present plans for the work to the Planning Board at its Wednesday meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. at City Hall, 861 Asbury Ave.

During the meeting, Levchuk indicated that he was concerned about potential delays in the work.


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“I got the feeling you thought it would be a good idea to bring it to the board for review,” city attorney Dorothy McCrosson told Levchuk, citing an earlier conversation.

Levchuk said some Boardwalk business owners may have concerns about the design of the project.

“If we go to the Planning Council, do they have the option of refusing?” asked Board member Karen Bergman. He was told that was not the case, that it was only a courtesy check. “Oh, thank goodness.”

“It’s not slowing down this project, I can guarantee that,” Savastano said.

Savastano said the city originally planned to have the bathrooms built offsite and delivered for final construction and connections. But now there are plans to build the bathrooms on site. He said most of the materials have already been ordered.

“We ordered the things where there might be supply chain issues as soon as possible,” he said.


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Levchuk said it would have been nice if the bathrooms were ready by Easter, which is often a great day for a walk. He said he was sure the administration knew what they were doing but wanted more details, and told Savastano that saying it would be open by summer was not enough. information.

Savastano said Memorial Day is the universally agreed upon, unofficial start to summer.

“We’re going to have both bathrooms operational at both ends of the street before Memorial Day,” he said.

Together, the two bathrooms are expected to cost around $1 million. City officials say they will be a major improvement over current bathrooms.

Meanwhile, the city is investigating six potential locations for parking garages, including the municipal lot behind City Hall and some of the city-owned parking lots along the promenade, including Ninth Street, Moorlyn Terrace and between Fifth and Sixth Streets.

Donato told the council that he and other city staff had contacted some companies for proposals to study the feasibility of such a project, including the cost of construction and operation, and revenues. potential parking fees. The plan would also include reviewing parking rates in the city.

Donato said he would like to meet with the council’s parking committee to review the proposals in about a week.

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2 injured in blast at Henry Ford Hospital parking lot

Two people were injured in an explosion on Friday when a hydrogen tank in their SUV exploded in a parking lot on the campus of Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

Crews were called to the underground garage near Grand Boulevard around 6:20 p.m. to a report of a car explosion, Deputy Fire Commissioner Dave Fornell said.

Emergency personnel were on the scene when firefighters arrived and found the two victims along with a totaled Dodge SUV, he said.

One of the victims, identified as a 72-year-old woman, was on the ground with burns and reporting chest pain, Fornell said.

The driver, a 53-year-old man, remained inside the vehicle. He told authorities “he had a hydrogen tank in the back and he was going to launch a weather balloon tomorrow and…there was a leak in the valve that caused the explosion,” he said. said Fornell.

Henry Ford Health System said the couple went to the hospital to visit a relative.

Fornell said the woman was originally listed in critical condition Friday night with facial injuries and possible internal injuries.

The man, whose relationship to the woman was unclear, was hospitalized in temporary serious condition and also had possible internal injuries, Fornell said.

Henry Ford Health System said late Friday that one of the victims was listed in good condition and the other was temporarily serious, but gave no further details.

Meanwhile, vehicles parked either side of their SUV were also damaged. The hospital closed the structure on Friday evening.

A hazmat team remained on scene to work with the tank, Fornell said.

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Greek Elvis left a Lamborghini Miura S in a hotel parking lot for 30 years

When you think of abandoned cars, you wouldn’t assume supercars would be one of them. But some owners let their priceless vehicles go to waste. One such car was a Lamborghini Miura S that Greek billionaire Aristotle Onassis bought for a friend, a singer known as the Greek Elvis.

So what’s the story behind the discontinued Miura S? Where is he now ? And who in the world is the Greek Elvis?

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A 1969 Lamborghini Miura S similar to Greek Elvis’ car | John Keeble/Getty Images

Aristotle Onassis rose to prominence when he married President John F. Kennedy’s widow, Jacqueline. In the 1970s, the famous billionaire financed the construction of the Olympic Tower on 5th Avenue and feasted on the best Greek music of the time.

One of his favorite singers was Stamatis Kokotas, considered the Greek Elvis. Onassis admired his work so much that he bought a 1969 Lamborghini Miura S from Kokotas.

However, the singer left the exotic car to rot in a garage at the Hilton hotel in Athens for nearly 30 years, reports Jalopnik.

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A notoriously hairy man, Kokotas believed himself to be a racing driver. He often pushed his vehicles to their limits. As well as racing his brown 1969 Lamborghini Miura S, he also raced in a 2002 BMW.

In the eyes of many car enthusiasts, the Miura S was ruined from day one when a custom steering wheel and four yellow fog lights were added. From what is known of the car’s history, the engine failed in 1972 after 52,118 miles.

While the engine was out for repair, Kokotas left the car in the hotel garage.

What happened to Greek Elvis’ Lamborghini Miura S?

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Kokotas lost interest in the car and did not pay Lamborghini for the repaired engine. Thus, the Miura S remained in this garage for 30 years.

Finally, in 2003, the wheels of the Miura S began to turn again, thanks to the Olympic Games. When the hotel underwent renovations to prepare for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, the Lambo was moved to storage. He found himself next to a red Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing which was also in poor condition. This is how the Miura S ended up at auction.

In 2012 the discontinued Miura S was auctioned with a new engine. According to Interesting Engineering, the winning bid was $483,210, not hitting the reserve.

It wasn’t the only Lamborghini Miura S discontinued

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Stamatis Kokotas’ Lamborghini Miura S isn’t the only one discontinued, so to speak. It’s not the only one owned by a music celebrity, either.

Eddie Van Halen owned a 1970 Lamborghini Miura S that he drove daily in Beverly Hills. The supercar even contributed its exhaust note to Van Halen’s hit “Panama.”

Van Halen’s first wife, actress Valerie Bertinelli, gave him the car as a wedding gift, and it bore the couple’s anniversary, “APR 11,” on its license plates. The rocker often drove the car while listening to his music and jotting down new song ideas.

A few years before his death, Van Halen sold his Miura S to John Temerian, the owner of Miami’s Curated vintage exotic dealership. Temerian discovered that the Lambo had a rare deviation from the factory: its body was wider than the other Miura S models. He also learned that the widened body had been made by hand.

In 2019 Temerian returned the Miura S to the Lamborghini factory in Italy. Its paint color was not original, so he planned to have it restored to the original Verde finish. The original widened wheels, which were not on the car when Temerian bought it, will also be restored. Once the restoration, which could take years, is complete, Temerian will likely put the ultra-rare vehicle up for sale.

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New Kensington closes town center car park after structural assessment

Concerns about the condition of the downtown New Kensington car park prompted the city to close it.

Last year, the city hired a structural engineer to assess the condition of the Kensington Plaza garage on Fourth Avenue at Seventh Street.

Opened in December 1979, the garage has seen a steep decline in usage since the nearby Citizens General Hospital closed in 2000. City Clerk Dennis Scarpiniti estimated that less than 20% of the garage has recently been used; he did not know his ability.

Ed Patton, owner of Patton Engineering, said his analysis revealed high levels of salt in the concrete in the garage, which he says corrodes the structural steel embedded in the concrete. The steel expands as it corrodes, cracking the concrete.

For this reason, the garage should not be used, Patton said.

“The garage is structurally sound. He is not in a state of collapse or fear of collapse,” he said. “It’s just a matter that the garage hasn’t been maintained for many, many decades and those are the things that show up.”

Scarpiniti said Patton will present options to the city council for consideration. Patton said he could have them ready by early April.

Patton said the upper floors of the garage aren’t as bad as the first floor. In addition to concerns about the concrete, Patton said the garage’s electrical conduit and drain pipes are deteriorated and the elevators aren’t working.

Without knowing what the repairs might cost, Scarpiniti doubts New Kensington has the money to pay for them.

“We’ll have to get the numbers and take a look,” he said.

Scarpiniti said that while some people paid to park in the garage on a monthly basis, most of its usage came from patrons of a marijuana dispensary in a building below the garage next to its Fourth Avenue entrance.

Scarpiniti said no one parks above the garage. Although the city received requests to use the third floor for car shows and other events, the city could not allow this due to uncertainty about the structural soundness of the garage.

Demolition of the garage would still be an option; the decision will be up to the board, Scarpiniti said.

“I’m sure we will consider the costs of all options as one of the determining factors in how we make our decisions,” Mayor Tom Guzzo said.

Whether or not the garage can be salvaged depends on how much money the city wants to spend on it, Patton said.

“That’s what it’s really about,” he said.

Brian C. Rittmeyer is a staff writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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Water main cut near flooded parking garage at WeHo apartment complex – NBC Los Angeles

A water main break at 1 a.m. near a West Hollywood apartment complex sent water flooding a nearby parking lot. Residents of the complex say they know the damage could have been much worse.

Cellphone video filmed by resident Chris Drago shows muddy brown water covering the garage floor, as alarms go off in the background.

Draco was one of the first residents to spot the floods. Water rushed downward and spilled into underground parking complexes along the 1100 block of Hacienda Place.

Residents of the 27-unit complex told NBC4 that the uphill street means cars are parked on the street with their wheels facing the sidewalk. This directed much of the water flow into the underground garage, rather than more damaging locations.

Drago said he tried to keep the water out of the parking lot by placing trash cans as barriers along the garage opening, but the water kept rushing in and was about 4 inches deep on ground. It also sank in the elevator shaft and caused electrical problems. problems.

Officials say the water main break began around 1 a.m. Tuesday and crews were able to shut off service about two hours later.

The focus is now on fixing the broken water main, with efforts to close several surrounding blocks around the neighborhood. They also work on clearing mud and debris from the parking structure.

It was not immediately clear when service will be restored to the area.

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Morgan County commissioners move forward with 300-car parking lot

The Morgan County Board of Commissioners and County Council decided late last year to build a 300-car parking garage on property just west of the County Administration Building in Martinsville.

On Monday evening, the commissioners signed an agreement with parties involved in building the parking lot as well as a security annex and a new office on the county fairgrounds.

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The security center will be built on the west side of the administration building and the proposed structure on the fairgrounds property will house several county agencies.

The cost of the three projects is estimated at approximately $14 million.

In an effort to cut costs, the county is using a new process called BOT which stands for Build Operate Transfer.

The county issues bonds to build the project. Due to the delay in issuing the bonds, the board approved the use of approximately $1 million from another account to pay for preliminary design work. The money will be returned to this account when the bonds are sold.

The signing of the agreements by the commissioner makes it possible to continue progress and to remunerate the DLZ designer for the work carried out in 2021.

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These claims will be reviewed by the county administrator before being paid.

The commissioners also approved the bond resolution.

In other cases

Commissioners dealt with a wide range of items during their meeting, including:

Allowing Morgan County Sheriff Rich Myers to apply for a $14,400 grant for body cameras and a $15,000 grant for a new K-9 for the department.

Approval of an agreement between the County Emergency Management Agency and the Green Township Fire Department to allow the department to store the county’s decontamination trailer at the township station.

Approved the 2022 contract with County Attorney Jim Wisco. Wisco will receive $34,000 for the year.

Approved an order authorizing the county’s surplus property auction scheduled for March 3.

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Approved the filing of a lawsuit against Bloomington Balloon Rides LLC for issues at last year’s Old Town Waverly Festival. The county paid the company $1,500 to take the hot air balloon rides. The company installed the balloon, but due to high winds it was unable to make trips. The department filed suit in Small Claims Court.

Approval of changes to the county staff manual to the county’s overall time policy. The changes must now be submitted to the county council for approval.

The commissioners approved the granting to the town of Martinsville of four lots within the town limits. The lots were part of the county tax sale. One lot is on Southview Drive while the other three are inaccessible near Legendary Hills.

The commissioners approved an agreement that allows Parke County to use the county’s emergency ambulance while its ambulance is being repaired. Parke County had a fire at its EMS facility that damaged or destroyed much of its equipment. Morgan County is one of several counties that loan Parke County EMS equipment while their equipment is being replaced or repaired.

Commissioners approved a five-year lease/purchase agreement with PACCAR Financial to purchase two new trucks for the County Highway Department. The total cost of the two trucks is approximately $256,000.

Commissioners have given approval to advertise paving bids for several county roads.

County Engineer Tony Hinkle told commissioners he was preparing new standards for county roads. He said that once approved, the county would ensure that all newly constructed roads follow the same standards.

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The commissioners gave Hinkle permission to ask the council to fund a new position in the highways department. This position would be for a Trainee Engineer who would likely be a college student helping out with various county programs.

The next scheduled meeting of the Morgan County Board of Commissioners is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 7 at the Morgan County Administration Building, 180 S. Main St., Martinsville.

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Minneapolis condo parking lot flooded, association blames SWLRT construction

A water main break flooded a condo parking garage Sunday morning in Minneapolis, and some believe it happened in part because of nearby Southwest Light Rail Transit construction – which has already caused damage to the building.

Vanne Owens Hayes, president of the Cedar Isles Condominium Association, told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that she suspects work on the SWLRT project contributed to the rupture and flooding that forced some residents to move their vehicles out of the water.

“I suspect this is because the project is adjacent to our building and the construction of a light rail tunnel about 65 feet deep,” said Owens Hayes. “I could see Sunday morning when I looked over it looked pretty icy and I’m not sure it was all ice but it was a block long where the water from the broken main had traveled.”

The condos are renovated grain silos that were originally built in the 1920s. Owens Hayes told KSTP that construction of the SWLRT tunnel was halted last month after cracks were discovered in hallways and parts commons of the condo tower.

“And so we are concerned that they repair the building for the damage that has been done and restore it to its original state and then we don’t want any further damage to the building,” said Owens Hayes.

The Metropolitan Council and Metro Transit have hired an independent contractor to determine if the damage in the condo tower is directly related to the SWLRT construction project.

A spokesperson for Metro Transit’s Green and Blue Line Expansion Projects issued the following statement regarding Sunday’s flooding:

“Around 7 a.m. on Sunday, February 20, a water main near Cedar Isles Condominiums broke, causing localized flooding in the construction area and parking structure of Cedar Isles Condominium. The source of the flooding has been identified and closed, and pumps are operating to drain water from the parking lot and construction site. METRO Green Line Extension teams are on site to investigate the incident.

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Another member of the condominium association board told KSTP they were considering litigation if the Met Council did not resolve the issues.

The city of Minneapolis did not respond to requests for comment.

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Mayor: companies were “assured” that a car park would be built

BY JOE WESSELS
Loveland Local News

LOVELAND, Ohio- Mayor Kathy Bailey said businesses in downtown Loveland were “assured” there would be parking if they opened here.
Bailey, however, in an unedited video, reveals that she or someone from the city spoke to business owners about the city’s $7-10 million parking structure and told them that she would be built.
“I know many businesses will tell you, homeowners, that they came to Loveland because they were assured there would be parking,” Bailey said in the video. “It’s necessary to support current businesses, but also for future growth. There will be other businesses to come.

A partial clip from the Xavier University film student’s video highlighting Mayor Kathy Bailey’s comments on assurances given to downtown Loveland businesses. Credit: Unnamed Xavier University film student.

The YouTube video was posted on January 25, but deleted today after Bailey emailed the Xavier University film student who made it. The email was sent to the student after a reporter questioned the mayor about her statements. Several people said the student found the mayor to be harsh and uncomfortable with the email, and that he had no intention of upsetting anyone. Loveland Local News chose not to name the person because several people who spoke to him said he was now scared and worried the city would retaliate against him. The student, through an intermediary, refused to speak to a reporter.
Kevin Malof, a lawyer who manages and at least partially owns downtown businesses Bond Furniture, The Landing Event Center, Bishop’s Quarter, Wicked Pickle and, reportedly purchased property at the corner of East Loveland Avenue and Route 48 and allegedly offered to buy The Pizzeria Works behind City Hall has opened by far the most downtown businesses since Bailey became mayor. It is unclear whether he or others were the people promised to the garage. Malof did not return a message left for him.
Bailey said she would neither confirm nor deny that Malof was the owner of the business that promised parking.
“I am not answering your questions…because you are not a journalist,” the mayor wrote in an SMS. “I neither confirm nor deny this because I am not answering your questions.” She sent the text after contacting the student filmmaker.
Councilman Tim Butler, also featured in the video, said Friday night parking insurance was surprising.
“From my perspective, there’s a lot of work to do before anything moves forward on this parking lot,” Butler said. “As a member of Council and until and unless justification is shown to me, which I have not seen, I oppose parking.”
Others criticized the city’s lack of due diligence regarding the parking garage — including any studies on the best ways to address the city’s intermittent parking shortage. Lauren Endna, a retired National Security Agency intelligence analyst living in Loveland, has spoken out against the garage at several recent Council meetings. She plans a rally at 1 p.m. Saturday outside City Hall to bring attention to the problem, saying the city needs to carefully consider the best solution to alleviate parking problems.
Butler openly criticized the mayor’s plans, saying he still had a lot of questions about the garage. In exchange, the mayor and five other Council members, including two former members – Neal Oury and Rob Weisgerber – shunned him and mounted a campaign to have him ousted from Council in the November 2021 election. Instead , Butler came in first, winning a wide margin on the second most votes.
In February 2020, Bailey told a resident who questioned the garage during a Council meeting, “…there will be parking there.” She has since backed off that statement at council meetings, saying instead that the council would heed the public’s desire for a garage. His statements in the newly released video appear to contradict his previous statements. City Council spent much of 2019 in repeated executive sessions closed to the public focused on details of the garage, then voted on aspects of the project without public comment or discussion.
During separate Council meetings and after public scrutiny, Councilors Kent Blair and Oury alluded to discussions about the garage outside of public view, including Blair saying they had discussed the matter “on pizza”. Their comments may have referred to Council members dining together after regular Council meetings at The Works, a local pizzeria just behind City Hall and right next to where the garage would be built. The Work owner Scott Gordon spoke to the Council in support of the garage. Meeting at The Works and discussing city business would violate Ohio’s open meeting laws. Multiple attempts to question Council members about these meetings went unanswered. Councilor Tim Butler was not seen at these meetings and said he was not attending.
Loveland Local News has filed a public record request for the email Bailey sent to film student Xavier. City Attorney Joe Braun opened the email Friday night but did not immediately share it, which is not unusual.
Some residents have complained that city officials have favored downtown businesses in recent years, especially over other parts of Loveland – including along the Loveland-Madeira Road corridor. Business owners in the city center receive garbage collection for free – using the City Hall dumpster – while residents and businesses in other parts of the city must pay for this service, for example.

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Proposed parking lot in downtown Clarksville polarizes community

When it comes to parking issues in downtown Clarksville, the community is polarized in many ways.

One thing almost everyone seems to agree on about a new downtown parking garage is that you need one. Especially with the arrival of the F&M Bank Arena and a host of new private developments surrounding it.

But what’s also painfully clear is that there won’t be an easy way to pay for it.

Laurie Matta, chief financial officer for the city of Clarksville, told the Clarksville Parking Commission this week that she’s been warning them for nine years that, “yes,” parking is probably going to have to happen.

But there’s no possible way to cover the cost of it under the parking commission’s current revenue fund without possibly relying on local taxpayers, Matta insists.

The parking commission is created as a stand-alone corporate fund outside of the city’s normal budget process, so even raising taxes might hypothetically have to go through a scenario where the city lends the commission the money for parking.

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Current estimates call for a new parking lot of sufficient size to help accommodate downtown growth at a cost of approximately $26 million.

At this stage, no specific financing solution is in play.

“Everyone knows we desperately need downtown parking,” Matta told the parking commission, “but I’ve been telling you all this for nine years.”

Cars drive down the street waiting for a place to open where they can park on 3rd Street in Clarksville, Tennessee, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022.

“The parking fund has been running at a loss since 2015,” she said, adding that the current deficit is just over $73,000.

Next year, under the current schedule, the Parking Commission will be responsible for beginning payments on repairs to Cumberland’s existing parking garage as well as beginning payments on the planned new parking garage.

The parking commission’s spending deficit at that time will increase to nearly $1 million, she said.

Continued:Plan underway for construction of a new parking garage in downtown Clarksville

“You can’t live that way,” she told the commission. “You can’t continue to provide what is needed downtown this way.”

She added that’s why the city has already considered privatizing parking lots in downtown Clarksville.

This heavily criticized option is now irrelevant.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts said while the funding picture looks grim, there are options. He encouraged a special parking commission meeting to discuss the matter.

Meanwhile, Pitts said a site was being chosen for a potential parking garage that would be accessible primarily to Franklin Street and surrounding areas.

The goal, he said, is to have it ready for use by the summer of 2023.

It is still early in this process, but it is now moving forward after discussions with several stakeholders.

“We’re talking about making this proposal public after taking it first to the parking commission and then to city council, because they would be required to issue debt for it,” Pitts said recently at a meeting of town hall at near capacity at the Roxy Theatre. .

After conversations with Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, the county government will be “in some way” involved in the parking lot project, Pitts added.

The county initially paved the way, and authorized the financing, for F&M Bank Arena.

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Ocala, Florida gets site feedback for new downtown parking lot

Deputy City Manager Pete Lee assured those who attended two public forums Wednesday to discuss Ocala’s upcoming downtown parking lot that the city will do everything to make the structure safe for everyone.

Lee said there is an urgent need for more downtown parking spaces and city staff are waiting for the green light to strike a deal on one of the seven properties identified as possible locations for the garage. .

“We’re going to do everything we can to make it safe,” Lee said.

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The first session of the public forum was held at noon on Wednesday. The second was at 5:30 p.m. Both gatherings were held at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), 15 SE Osceola Ave.

Lee, City Manager Sandra Wilson, other senior city officials, members of City Council and Mayor Kent Guinn attended one or both sessions.

During the rallies, Lee talked about possible locations, why one of seven locations was recommended by staff, and the effect a new garage would have on other businesses nearby.

Mount Mariah Missionary Baptist Church

A few weeks ago, council members were told that staff were recommending the purchase of a six-pack at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church.

The land is bordered by Southwest Third Avenue to the west, Southwest Second Avenue to the east, and Southwest Broadway Street to the north. There are parcels on the north and south sides of Fort King Street.

City officials said the garage would be built on the west side of Southwest Second Avenue between Broadway and Fort King.

This aerial photo shows Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in downtown Ocala on January 31.  The two separate white borders show the two plots offered for sale.

The purchase price is listed at $1.76 million for 1.62 acres, according to city documents.

Lee said the location of the church property, the cost and the prospect of other businesses coming to the area if this site is chosen combine to make this site the best choice for the garage. City officials were told the area could see millions of dollars in investment/development if the church site is chosen.

The other options considered by the city:

  • Barrett Liner Lot: Bordered by Magnolia Avenue to the west, Fort King Street to the north, and Southeast Second Street to the south.
  • Brick City Holdings Lot: Bordered by Southwest First Avenue on the west and Magnolia Avenue on the east, between Southwest 5th and Third Streets.
  • Ocala/Wells Fargo City Lot: Bounded by Southwest Second Avenue on the west and Southwest First Avenue on the east, between Broadway Street and Silver Springs Boulevard.
  • JJAB Investments/Ray Design Lot: Bordered by Southwest Second Avenue to the west, Southwest First Avenue to the east, Southwest Second Street to the south, and Fort King Street to the north.
  • Lot McDoniels: Bounded by Magnolia Avenue to the west, First Avenue Southeast to the east, Second Street Southeast to the north, and Third Street Southeast to the south.
  • Murphy Lot: The north side of Silver Springs Boulevard between First Avenue on the west and Magnolia Avenue on the east. This is the only proposed site north of Silver Springs Boulevard.

Concerns about church land expressed

Martha Youngblood, owner of Serendipity, said before city officials embark on the ambitious plan to build a garage, they must first address the downtown homeless population. . This is a particular concern that some residents have with the site that staff have recommended.

Serendipity Boutique owner Martha Youngblood speaks Wednesday at a public forum about Ocala's upcoming parking lot.

Youngblood said his team encountered numerous issues and took security measures to protect themselves and their customers.

“We cannot hold evening events,” she said.

She said one thing that has saved them so far is that the owners of the RaceTrac have made a difference by engaging 24/7 security. This gas station/convenience store is located on the southeast corner of Pine Avenue and Silver Springs Boulevard.

An opportunity for more parking

Both Dottie Rathel and Jennifer Hritzo of Face the Day Salon Spa said more parking is needed downtown. The women said Wednesday’s meeting was informative.

This map, included in an agenda packet from the Ocala City Council, shows possible sites for the city's next parking lot.  The Murphy lot is on the north side of Silver Springs Boulevard.  The others are to the south.

“It’s a great opportunity for downtown,” Rathel said.

Hritzo said the garage will also help surrounding businesses park.

Jessica Fieldhouse, executive director of Ocala Main Street, said her team is thrilled with the growth and continued development of downtown. Ocala Main Street supports the original recommendation to purchase and build on the land owned by the church.

When the first parking lot, near City Hall, was built about six years ago, the cost was about $5.5 million. The garage offers just over 400 spaces.

Ocala Deputy City Manager Pete Lee is leading one of two meetings Wednesday about proposed sites for the city's next parking lot.

The proposed new garage would have between 400 and 600 spaces at a cost of between $8 million and $12 million.

Council members tabled the discussion earlier this month to allow for more community input. The Council will revisit the matter in March.

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Ellis Hospital gets approval for replacement parking – The Daily Gazette

SCHENECTADY — A new $30 million parking structure is coming to the Ellis Hospital campus after the city’s Planning Commission approved plans for the project on Wednesday.

The new structure will be built in the same location as the existing car park built 44 years ago at the corner of Nott Street and Ulster Avenue that hospital officials say has outgrown and requires thousands of dollars in maintenance costs each year.

“There is a real need at the Ellis Hospital site for a new parking structure,” said hospital spokesman Philip Schwartz.

The new structure will be narrower than the existing structure and will include eight levels and a total of 1,200 parking spaces, nearly doubling the 740 spaces of the existing four-story structure.

Additional green space will be added along Ulster Avenue to reduce stormwater runoff and improve curb appeal. The structure will also mirror the facade of the hospital’s Rosa Road parking garage.

Demolition of the current structure is expected to begin later this summer and the new precast concrete structure will be installed using a crane that will remain on site throughout the construction process, which is expected to take 16 months.

Hospital officials have been in communication with city school officials to ensure the safety of students at Oneida Middle School. The school is directly across Ulster Avenue from the construction site.

The hospital is also working on parking plans to ensure minimal disruption to local neighborhoods. Plans currently call for employees to be shuttled to the hospital from nearby parking lots, including a hospital-owned parking lot on Hillside Avenue. Ellis Medicine also has parking adjacent to the parking garage on Ulster Avenue.

Schwartz said the hospital plans to continue its outreach activities in the coming months.

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Schenectady’s Ellis Hospital parking lot replacement gets green light

SCHENECTADY — City planners have given Ellis Medicine the go-ahead to demolish its parking lot next to the hospital and rebuild a replacement structure on the footprint.

Parking spaces would increase from 740 to 1,200. The garage would also be taller and narrower than the current incarnation on Ulster Street, rising to seven storeys from the current four.

The existing structure was built in 1978 and has exceeded its lifespan, officials said, and repair costs are piling up.

“There is a real need at the Ellis Hospital site for a new parking structure,” said hospital spokesman Philip Schwartz.

The $30 million project, he said, will also reduce congestion by reducing on-street parking by employees, which can often upset the surrounding neighborhood, which already suffers from traffic-related congestion issues. nearby hospital and Oneida High School.

The new garage will also improve access for patients and their families, Schwartz told the city’s Planning Commission on Wednesday, as well as improve green space.

“It’ll be easier, less stressful, and it sets the right tone for the patient experience,” Schwartz said.


The planning commission approved the site plan on Wednesday. The garage demolition schedule is unclear.

This is also where patients and staff will park during the construction process.

“A very detailed alternate parking plan that prioritizes patient and family access during demolition and construction is being developed,” Schwartz said after the meeting. “We will be doing public education … to make sure our patients and their families are aware of the plan.”

Schwartz said the tentative plan would not involve street parking.

“We wouldn’t do that,” Schwartz said Thursday. “It’s a high priority not to let visitors, patients (and) staff park in surrounding neighborhoods.”

Ellis Medicine’s Rosa Road parking garage has the capacity to absorb some needs during demolition and construction, he said, as well as a surface lot off Ulster Street.

The hospital also has a valet service that will provide assistance, as well as a lot outside Hillside Avenue that staff are routed to.

“A combination of these resources — along with additional offsite land and staff shuttle services — is being considered as part of our plan,” Schwartz said.

Priority, he said, will be given to ensuring safe access for patients.

Ellis Medicine has already hosted a digital forum to notify homeowners and sent letters to residents within a quarter-mile radius of the project.

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Atlantic City Ocean Club Condos Parking Garage Appraisal Report

In our previous coverage, we provided updates on the balconies at The Ocean Club Condominiums in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Owners and residents are currently not permitted to use their balconies as a structural survey and required repairs are being carried out as required.

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We have now had the opportunity to review information regarding the current parking status of Ocean Club Condominiums. We received a copy of an 18-page structural engineering report from a source who will remain anonymous.

The report was prepared by O&S Associates Engineers and Architects, of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, originally published March 26, 2021 and updated May 14, 2021.

To Ocean Club Condominiums’ credit, their proactive work predates the tragic collapse of Surfside, Florida Condominium, which took place on June 24, 2021. Prior to this tragic collapse, anything related to engineering/structural studies seemed routine. But it all takes on new meaning now with the untold loss of life that has taken place in Surfside, Florida.

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This article is not intended to represent an overall safety condition or comprehensive assessment of The Ocean Club condominiums, nor to cause alarm or panic.
This is simply an update to the conditions as they are believed to exist at this time with respect to a summary of assessment findings, repair recommendations that are reported, as well as notices additional likely construction costs to address these concerns.

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The Ocean Club garage consists of 3 parking levels for residents and visitors.

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According to the report, “The garage parking levels are constructed with two-way flat plate post-tensioned concrete slabs…[which] is a type of construction that uses concrete placed on the ground and high-strength steel cables. »

This method is considered more durable with proper maintenance.

The report assessed the garage to be in fair condition with “localized poor conditions” that require repairs over the next year. The exposed concrete appears to be in good condition with “localized areas where repairs are needed”.

The structure is reinforced with post-tensioned tendons that exist under an enormous amount of tension. If the tendons are compromised, they can rupture with explosive force. The embedded cables in this garage are flagged as being at risk, as several broken cables have been identified and several locations of concrete deterioration or cracking have been identified.

The garage’s water management system failed, with moisture in various areas moving through “failing expansion joints”. This contributed to some of the cracking issues.
Most cracks were minor in most places. However, “larger (1/16″) cracks were observed, however, which is uncommon for a post-tensioned concrete slab”.

It has been 279 days since the May 14, 2021 parking garage appraisal report update. We have no information if anything has been resolved during this time.
Recommendations include a high priority repair program to be performed within the next 2-3 years, as well as a medium priority repair program to be performed within the next 4-5 years.
Most problems were identified visually.

O&S concluded that the problems with the concrete slab were due to moisture chloride seeping from the railcars at high levels. The use of de-icing chemicals may also have accelerated the concrete degradation process.

The cost is estimated to be around $528,000 for critical repairs, $3 million for high priority issues, and $4 million for medium priority issues.

The program suggested in the report includes “…structural repairs to the garage and replacement of water management components to arrest the continued deterioration of the concrete structure.
We would like to re-emphasize that this report is not intended to cause alarm or panic. It is, however, important to relate to the current conditions of this property, where hundreds of people reside and countless others visit and do business inside daily.

We will provide further updates on this as we learn more about expert observations, findings, and repair recommendations.
We have contacted O&S Associates Engineers and Architects and Ocean Club Condominiums for comment.

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Baltimore parking lot turned into morgue for more than 200 bodies

A parking lot in Baltimore has been turned into a morgue for more than 200 bodies due to a backlog of autopsies.

Staffing shortages and an increase in deaths — caused by violence, COVID-19 and drug overdoses — are contributing to the backlog of autopsies in Maryland, according to The Washington Post.

State authorities have responded to the growing number of autopsies needed by turning a Baltimore parking lot into a morgue, according to WUSA9. The bodies would be stored in refrigerated truck trailers in the garage and loading dock.

Maryland authorities are paying $30,000 a month to lease the garage, according to WUSA9, citing procurement documents submitted to the Maryland Board of Public Works.

Mortuary vehicles drove in and out of the facility on Monday, according to WUSA9.

The Maryland Department of Health said it was offering competitive salaries, engaging in direct job search, and assigning a recruitment specialist to assist Office of the Chief Medical Examiner staff, according to WMAR Baltimore.

Additionally, the department has added 21 additional staff positions, consisting of medical examiners, toxicologists and support staff, according to WMAR.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is also stepping in to help by sending two pathologists and two pathology assistants to bolster the office, WMAR noted.

A number of other states are experiencing similar problems with medical examiners’ offices, according to the Post, including New Hampshire and Washington state. Several states indicate that violence, COVID-19 and drug overdoses are driving the backlog of autopsies.

The backlog in Maryland comes after the state saw a spike in daily COVID-19 cases last month. While the number of daily infections has since declined, the state’s chief medical examiner warns that the backlog of autopsies will likely continue to grow.

Chief Medical Examiner Victor Weedn said he believes the backlog will reach 300 by February, according to the Post.

The Hill contacted the Maryland Department of Health and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for more information.

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UPDATE: Reduced bond denied for homicide suspect in parking garage

UPDATE ISSUED AT 7:30 PM WEDNESDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2022:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — A homicide suspect’s request to lower his bail was denied Wednesday by a Fayette circuit judge, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Judge Lucy Vanmeter upheld Benjamin Call’s bail at $750,000. He requested bail be reduced to $100,000, according to the report.

More details of the case emerged during Wednesday’s hearing. Lexington Police Detective Tim Moore said Call’s blood alcohol level at the time of the crime was .309, nearly four times the legal limit, according to the Herald-Leader.

The report says Call, who lives in Pomeroy, Ohio, was in Lexington for contract work and he met John “Ty” Abner at Pies & Pints ​​where the two ate and drank together on October 26, 2021. Pictures surveillance showed the two later that evening at the Centro on Cheapside Park, according to the report.

Detective Moore testified that Call and Abner then drove to the Victorian Square car park on West Short Street where Call allegedly beat Abner to death on the fifth floor, according to the report. Surveillance video of the incident was played in court, refuting Call’s claim that he was not the primary assailant, according to the report.

Detective Moore said Call had no recollection of the attack or any time spent with Abner at Centro, according to the Herald-Leader.

Abner was among a record 37 homicide victims in Lexington in 2021, but the only one that did not involve a firearm, according to Lexington police data.

UPDATE ISSUED AT 12:01 PM TUESDAY NOV. 2, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Murder charges against a 39-year-old Ohio man will be considered by the Fayette County grand jury.

In a brief hearing Tuesday morning in Fayette County District Court, Benjamin Call waived a preliminary hearing and moved the charges forward. He is accused of beating and stomping to death Ty Abner, 31, in the Victorian Square parking lot in downtown Lexington on October 25.

A request to reduce Call’s bond from $750,000 to $150,000 was denied. He remains at the Fayette County Detention Center.

UPDATE ISSUED AT 11:00 PM SATURDAY, OCT. 30, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Halloween is a time of year when people can dress up and be whatever they want to be, which Ty Abner’s family and friends say is one of the things he liked the most while on vacation.

For the past 5 years, Ty and her husband, John, have shared their love of Halloween with others by building a haunted house in their garage. Ty’s family says he wouldn’t want a funeral but his passion, the haunted garage, will be remembered.

“His dream was to have so many people here and really make a difference because Ty never believed he could really make a difference, even though he really could and he did,” explains James Coots, friend and neighbor.

Those who knew Ty say he was a big part of many people’s lives, but they didn’t realize how big it was until they came for the Haunted Garage. Those close to him say the number of people who showed up for him meant the world to them and it must have meant the same to Ty too.

“It helps all of us cope and know that he was a part of all of us and will still live through everything he worked for and tried to do,” Coots says.

Friends and family say Ty cared deeply about people and had a way of making them feel like they were the only person that mattered to him. These are traits Ty’s loved ones hope to share with everyone they know.

“I hope everyone here can go away tonight with that wonder he had with life, with that love of life he had, with that childlike wonder with which he looked at everything, with those eyes of ‘child,” Coots said.

The Haunted Garage will continue Sunday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 740 Nickwood Trail in Lexington, with donations being accepted for the Lexington Humane Society.

UPDATE ISSUED AT 1:25 PM WEDNESDAY OCT. 27, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The love of a man killed on Halloween will continue this weekend and benefit another of his loves.

Ty Abner

Ty Abner

Meanwhile, the man accused of killing him pleaded not guilty in a brief initial court appearance on Wednesday afternoon.

Benjamin Call, 39, of Pomeroy, Ohio, pleaded in a video appearance in Fayette County District Court. His bond has been set at $750,000 and he has a preliminary hearing scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 2. He is represented by a public defender appointed ex officio.

Meanwhile, 31-year-old Ty Abner, whom Call is accused of killing in an assault on Monday night in a downtown Lexington parking lot, would make Halloween a treat every year by turning his garage into a home haunted for the enjoyment of neighborhood children.

Friends and family say he was planning another edition this year before his death.

“Anyone who has met Ty Abner knows how much he loved Halloween. Every year, he took the time to turn his garage into a haunted house for the neighborhood kids to enjoy and participate in. On weekends, he’d become Tiggles the Clown and guide you through his “not so scary but still kinda scary” haunted maze.Abner5Abner1 creation,” a friend wrote on Facebook, announcing that the tradition will continue.

“With his tragic passing, we thought a lot about how Ty would want to be celebrated, and we know Ty would want the show to go on! Although he is not here to guide you, we would like to open his haunted garage one last time. It’s free and open to the public as always, but we’ll be accepting donations for the Lexington Humane Society to benefit Ty’s love for animals,” his friend Genevieve Price posted on Facebook.

The event will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on October 30 and 31 at 740 Nickwood Trail in Lexington.

Police say Benjamin Call, 39, of Pomeroy, Ohio, was charged with beating and stomping Abner to death in the Victorian Yard garage at 350 W. Short St. Police say the two knew each other but did not give a motive or their relationship.

UPDATE ISSUED AT 4:00 PM TUESDAY OCT. 26, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 39-year-old Ohio man beat a Lexington man to death with his fists and feet during an assault in a downtown Lexington parking lot near the location or

Call

Benjamin call

Abner Call Affidavit Pix redacted the victim was working, according to arrest affidavits in the case.

According to affidavits signed by Lexington Police Officer Timothy Moore, Benjamin William Call, of Pomeroy, Ohio, who goes by the name “Benji”, also made statements supporting a murder charge and the attack was filmed on video surveillance.

According to Lexington Police, around 9:50 p.m. Monday, officers responded to a mess in the Victorian Square parking lot at 350 W. Short Street. Upon arrival, they found Benjamin Call assaulting John Tyler ‘Ty’ Abner, 31, who worked nearby at the Pies and Pints ​​restaurant.

Call, who like Abner is married according to court records, was arrested soon after. He was charged with murder and faces his first appearance in Fayette County District Court via video at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Police previously said the two knew each other, but did not say how, although Abner was also originally from Ohio before moving to Lexington.

UPDATE ISSUED AT 11 AM TUESDAY OCT. 26, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — A 39-year-old Ohio man has been charged with murder after a man died during an assault in a downtown Lexington parking lot. This

Ty Abner

Ty Abner

marks the first homicide of the year without a shooting, according to police statistics.

According to Lexington Police, around 9:50 p.m. Monday, officers responded to a mess in the Victorian Square parking lot at 350 W. Short Street. Upon arrival, they found Benjamin Call assaulting John Tyler “Ty” Abner, according to police and Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn.

Call was arrested and officers provided first aid, but the Lexington Fire Department pronounced Abner dead at the scene. Ginn confirmed the death at 11:03 p.m., according to a statement from his office.

Ginn said Abner suffered “blunt force injuries” but did not say what he was assaulted with. Police would also not release those details or what may have caused the incident.

Ginn said an autopsy would determine the actual cause of death, but ruled it a homicide.

Call just turned 39 on Friday.

The death is the 31st of the year in the city, three less than last year’s record.

Call is charged with murder and remains in the Fayette County Detention Center.

Detectives believe the suspect and victim knew each other prior to the assault. This investigation is still ongoing.

Abner is from Waverly, Ohio and attended Piketon High School, according to his Facebook page.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips may be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 Tips app available at www.p3tips.com.

ORIGINAL STORY PUBLISHED AT 11:30 PM MONDAY OCT. 25, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man is dead and another hospitalized following a reported assault in the Victorian Square parking lot on West Short Street, according to Lexington Police.

Investigators say there was a report of a mess in the parking lot around 9:50 p.m. Monday.

According to the police, a man died in the garage from his injuries. The extent of the other man’s injuries were not immediately known, investigators said.

No name has been released.

As of this writing, police are still trying to determine what happened and why.

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Gregg County Seeks Construction Manager for Parking Garage Project | Local News

Gregg County will begin seeking a construction management company to oversee a possible parking lot construction project in downtown Longview.

Gregg County commissioners voted unanimously and without discussion on Monday to allow purchasing agent Kelli Davis to advertise and accept sealed bids from companies interested in serving as a director of construction at risk for the project.

“I’m thrilled,” Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt said after Monday’s meeting.

The RFP indicates that the estimated budget for the parking garage is $12.5 million. Proposals must be submitted by March 15, when an advisory team that worked to develop the parking garage project would evaluate the proposals and recommend a company to county commissioners, who could vote on the recommendation of the advisory team on April 11.

Davis explained that the proposals would include a preliminary price, with proposals being evaluated based on price, qualifications, experience and other factors. Once a construction manager is selected, however, the county can negotiate with the selected company. The selected company would also be required to meet legal requirements as it worked with the county to accept offers to hire subcontractors for the work.

The risky prime contractor would then put a guaranteed maximum price on the project. If the county proceeds with the project at this point, then the construction manager would oversee the actual construction.

The county would also have to decide how it would pay for the project, a decision Stoudt said the commissioners would consider after a construction manager is hired.

He estimated that the county could pay 70% to 80% of the cost of the project with cash and then short-term debt that would be paid off in five years, or even sooner.

“I believe as our tax base grows, we’ll be able to pay off that obligation sooner than five years,” Stoudt said, after explaining that it’s “really cheap” to borrow money. money right now.

Plans previously submitted by Schwarz-Hanson Architects in Fort Worth show the proposed parking structure would be 65 feet tall, with 300 parking spaces and office space that would house several county offices as well as the city’s visitor center. city ​​that is already located downtown. The garage would be built at the southeast corner of Methvin and Center streets. The county had previously spent $1.2 million to purchase the former Regions Bank auto bank on site.

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