Jacksonville’s bustling city center needed additional safe parking, but Haskell sought to deliver a structure that provided more than parking. We offered a 456,000-square-foot, mixed-use solution that fit the aesthetics of a brand new courthouse, blended in 10,000 square feet of retail space and added additional parking.
The seven-story structure added 1,350 parking spaces in an appealing design with lighting and long visible sight lines that create a secure atmosphere throughout. Built of pre-stressed, pre-cast concrete on a drilled pier caisson foundation system, the internal double helix ramping system offers efficient access without crossovers. Garage visitors and downtown pedestrians can access ground floor businesses and retailers.
The parking structure is a great success. In all, Haskell expertise provided value and single-source, design-build accountability that delivered a cost savings of $1.9 million. In addition, forward-thinking designers planned long-term maintenance and operational cost controls that will benefit city budgets for years to come. We were proud to provide the city with much-needed parking in a hard working structure that offers opportunity and value.