How much parking will the McIntyre project provide and why won’t it provide more?
The McIntyre project will provide ninety-three (93) parking spaces.
In an earlier design there was a plan to excavate below the one-story section of the McIntyre building. This would have allowed for surplus underground parking and two additional floors to be built above this wing. Unfortunately, the National Park Service has determined that the one-story wing of the McIntyre building is too historically significant to be demolished. For that reason, we had to abandon both the surplus parking as well as addition to the one-story wing. The balance of the McIntyre site is on bedrock. The cost to produce additional parking is prohibitively expensive. The best-case estimates are $65,000 per parking space. We made the determination that public space was a more important investment than parking spaces.