The American Council of Engineering Companies of Arkansas recently awarded Garver an Engineering Excellence Award in the Structural Systems category for its Spring Street Parking Deck project in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
The parking facility includes a new parking deck with two liner buildings and a three-story office building. For the site selection phase of this project, the design team conducted site surveys and compiled data for four potential parking deck sites. The most challenging site was chosen by the City and required a large volume of excavation. The new Spring Street Parking Deck provides the City with a four-level, 236-space vehicle parking deck in the downtown entertainment district and is adjacent to the Walton Arts Center. The project also included the replacement and expansion of the Walton Arts Center administrative offices and backstage space.
The administration office building design included drilled piers and structural steel with moment frames and composite beams. The parking facility uses the same pay-by-space parking system already utilized in the Entertainment District by providing drivers with six payment kiosks located throughout the deck. Additionally, free bicycle parking is available with 12 racks accommodating 24 bicycles. The new parking facility provides the City of Fayetteville with a convenient, secure facility for citizens who frequent the existing downtown merchants and the infrastructure to draw new businesses to the vibrant, growing downtown area.
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