Concrete demolition of Government East Garage begins
The concrete demolition of Government East Garage has begun. An excavator specially equipped for demolition took its first bites out of the third floor guardrail and stairwell, mid-day Monday, August 31st.
Demolition is starting on the west side of the structure along South Pinckney Street and proceeding east. Demolition work proceed slower along the east property line, where the garage abuts the Great Dane Pub and Tempest Oyster Bar Buildings. Increased handwork will be required in this area to protect adjacent buildings. The project is anticipated to wrap up in November.
The City’ newest parking structure, the Wilson Street Garage, opened on June 22nd this year, across the street from Government East Garage. The new, modern garage has 520 public parking spaces, electrical vehicle charging station (EVCS) for public use, 40 spaces for City Fleet vehicles, bicycle parking and a bicycle center.
Minimal traffic impacts are anticipated with demolition work.