Preparation of the site for construction of the new parking garage (pictured above) that will serve University Place and the community at large got underway in August 2014. The photos attached below show progress on site preparation and construction of the facility. We will continue to photo-document construction as it progresses during the coming months. Please check back often.
Watch the Parking Garage grow and develop
May 23, 2014: Dilapidated housing still occupied, but change is imminent.
August 13, 2014: the site has been cleared and infrastructure prep has begun
November 3, 2014:
December 9, 2014: Rebar for support columns and hillside rear wall deposited on site.
December 9, 2014: Looking uphill toward Jones Ave.; the upper levels of hillside will become surface parking.
February 3, 2015: rear and South side retaining walls being poured.
February 3, 2015: View from upper side of site looking South along University Ave.
February 18, 2015: steel skeleton of the structure being fitted into place.
February 20, 2015: another vantage on steel skeleton of Garage.
February 20, 2015: pile of rubble in upper left of photo = house having made way for main entrance/exit to garage.
Ten inches of show stopped all work for the day--except for that of the cameraman.
These houses will remain in place as student rentals. Who knows, preservation of these traditional family homes may make them available, in time, as owner occupied dwellings for University faculty.
"What's going on here"? "Beats me".
Leveling for parking uphill above the garage.
Steel skeleton and base for cement floors now in place, March 18, 2015
March 27, 2015. Offsite parking lot for American Campus Communities up hill on site of Parking Garage.
March 27, 2015. Steel skeleton complete and steel decking for concrete floors nearly finished.
March 27, 2015. From ground level of University Avenue at University Place.
4-6-2015 Progress on installation of steel floor; concrete next.
April 18, 2015. Steel floor almost completed.
Framing up and most cement floors poured, May 6, 2015
May 6, 2015
May 29. Construction of elevator shaft and stairway underway.
May 29. Pouring concrete upper (top) deck of parking garage.
June 1. From top of Overhill Street, the elevator shaft going up.
June 10, 2015
June 15, 2015. Elevator shaft and stairway nearing completion.
June 15, 2015. Parking deck completed, all floors.
June 9, 2015. Construction begins on main entrance/exit from garage.
June 22, 2015. The stairway and elevator towers move further toward completion.
June 9, 2015.
July 24, 2015 South end of Parking Garage.
September 6, 2015
September 6, 2015
October 20, 2015 nearing completion.
First floor of parking garage
Second Floor of the parking garage.
South end of completed parking garage. November 27, 2015