The new urban parking structure is precast concrete with topping slabs and includes 8,000 square feet of ground floor shell space for retail and mixed-use, in addition to the City’s parking management office. In addition, an alleyway between the garage and business was revitalized with a shaded canopy, lighting, decorative metal panels, a marquee sign and historical photos of Aggieville that correspond with dated limestone sidewalk inlays.
Throughout construction, it was critical to maintain access to local businesses adjacent to the site. The project team worked diligently with business owners through weekly check-ins and updates, and went above and beyond to install temporary access, including handicap accessibility, to allow for normal business operations.
The construction site was in the heart of a busy business district which required a detailed logistics plan, particularly for precast deliveries. The team used City Park to stage trucks and a shuttle truck to move materials to the project site. The team was attentive to business needs, especially when setting precast, and maintained constant communication to ensure the safety of business owners and customers.
Throughout 16 months of construction, not one business had to shut its front doors due to construction, and the project was delivered on time. The Aggieville Business Association was thankful for proactive communication and complete transparency by attending meetings and keeping their members updated.