Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Seventh Street Garage to be replaced

The Seventh Street Garage in Downtown Cincinnati will be replaced starting this year, and funding is now in place for its design.

Last week, Cincinnati City Council unanimously approved an ordinance establishing a new capital improvement program account with $600,000 in un-appropriated parking utilities fund surplus to replace the 54-year-old structure, located between Sycamore Street and Broadway.

A 2009 inspection conducted by Walker Restoration Consultants as part of a study on parking needs in the Central Business District rated the general condition of garage as "poor" and recommended replacement.

The useful life of such a structure is generally 40 years, and the garage is not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Photo courtesy of the City of Cincinnati