Originally constructed in 1992, the North Parking Ramp has been expanded onto vacant properties on both sides of the original facility. The expansion project was completed in October 2018 and this facility is available for public use!
The North Ramp is the City's newest parking facility with the longest service life. The new expansion includes 10,000 square feet of new commercial space to provide new business opportunities on the first floor with public parking above. An additional fourth level was also added to the existing Ramp.
The expansion includes additional parking for people with disabilities. Stalls are designated on the west and east ends of the facility near the exits and elevators. Two electric vehicle charging stations have also been installed on the Second Level.
The North Ramp is now served by two elevators and three heated stairways that lead to the street level. Access to adjacent businesses is provided by the "orange" route toward D'Amico & Sons and the "purple" route toward Spalon Montage.
Parking is limited to 2-hours on the lower levels but 5-hour parking is available on the upper levels. Signs are posted to alert users to enforcement regulations.
Two monumental public art works were installed as integral elements of the ramp. Garden Quilt is located on the east wall near Walgreens and Stone + Stratus is located at the tower next to the Post Office.
The project was designed by architects at Mohagen Hanson and engineers at Kimley Horn. Adolfson & Peterson Construction offered the lowest of four competitive bids and was selected as the general contractor.