Friday, February 15, 2013

State Street Garage Update- February 15, 2013

I have received further clarification regarding the State Street Garage parking situation. Due to all of the enforcement issues and to comply with all safety requirements, the Contractor has determined that it is necessary to close off the one half of the garage closest to State Street which is within the swing radius of the crane. I thought our shut down a few days ago was for only 30 minutes but was in fact for half of the day. We are on such a short timeline here that this sort of unnecessary delay is devastating.
I am working to locate some alternative parking areas due to this new situation. My understanding is that even the surface lot next door was full yesterday. Rentenbach, PBA, and the City all are sincerely sorry for any inconvenience this situation yesterday may have caused anyone. The decision to close half the Garage was made quickly due to our time constraints and we simply did not have time to get out as much notice as we would have liked.
On March 5, 2013 when we move the crane from State Street, the other half of the Garage will be closed for the portion of construction near S. Central Street. Our goal is to reopen sometime in April if possible.
For folks parking in the Garage monthly, please contact me (Rick Emmett 215-3837), Republic Parking, or PBA for alternate locations to park if the current situation at the State Street Garage is too burdensome for you.
Once last bit of information is that the exit to State Street from the Garage to Clinch Avenue should reopen today which should provide a little relief for those exiting the garage.
Lastly, here is a picture I took today from across Hall of Fame Drive showing our progress so far.
Thanks for your interest.


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