Downtown parking demand has increased significantly since 2008 due to the greater economic activity of retail, restaurant, and commercial uses. The City has added additional parking spaces in downtown through acquisition and construction to help address the added parking demand.
To advance discussions about adding more parking supply in downtown, the Louisville Revitalization Commission (LRC) allocated funds in their 2018 budget to conduct a conceptual design for a parking structure located within the 600 block of Main and Front streets. The LRC hired Desman, Inc., a national parking structure consultant, along with DAJ Design, to develop conceptual parking structure designs for consideration.
The consultants are developing a minimum of two preliminary conceptual plans for review and comment purposes, including estimated design and construction costs to construct a parking structure for both an east/west and north/south orientation (4 preliminary designs total). Final concepts for each orientation will be prepared for presentation at public meetings.
As of August 31, 2018, 5 draft concepts have been prepared. Below are links to view each concept with site layouts, pros and cons to each design, rough cost estimates, and a massing model. A public open house is being planned for October 2018 to seek input on the designs.
Desman And DAJ Design provided the LRC a presentation of façade concepts for Options 1 and 3, the two options of interest to pursue further. The presentation can be accessed below: