Vermijo Avenue looking west toward the Olympic Museum site. The proposed parking garage would be located on the left, beneath a 1-million-square-foot building.
This week's issue of the Independent
reports on a plan to build a parking garage
in the lower downtown area to support the Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame
. Here's a few things you might not have known about, which are included in that report:
— The project has already left the station
in one respect. Bids were received on July 1 for design of the underground garage.
— Land where the garage will be built is now owned by an entity controlled by Nor'wood Development Group
, and one way to keep the garage itself in the city's hands would involve Nor'wood deeding a condominium share to the city.
that predated the city's request for proposals for a designer came in a study funded by the parking enterprise last fall. Here's that study:
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Read our full report on the pending project.