Sunday, November 23, 2003Planada Parking Garage Announced
"... $13 million, 500-car parking structure in the 1100 block of East Ann Street to provide parking for the growing demand for parking facilities in the medical campus area. ... The project costs will be paid using parking revenues. The design work is scheduled to begin next month. The location until recently was the site of the old Planada apartments, which U-M bought with the intention of razing. ... " (AANews)
Perhaps the garage will include rentable retail space on the ground floor so that the small businesses can serve the needs of all the Hill Dorm students and the employees of the new medical buildings under construction, in addition to supplying some part-time jobs I'm sure students would love to have. Or maybe they'll be expected to drive somewhere for lunch, creating the "need" to construct more parking structures over historic buildings ...
Posted by Rob at 9:38 PM