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Houston: 13-Story Parking Garage Being Drawn for Federal District

The surface parking lot behind this light rail station in Houston's Federal District is slated for a 13-story garage.

by Adolfo Pesquera

Houston (Harris Co.) – Gensler is developing designs for a 13-story parking garage in downtown Houston’s Federal District.

The facility owner will be Regency Main Parking LLC of Houston.

The project site is directly beside the Central Station Capitol EB (Red Line) light rail on Rusk Street. There is already a multi-story parking garage immediately adjacent to the project site; that is the 1110 Rusk Garage.

The project will occupy a half block and the property boundaries are Rusk Street, Fannin Street and Walker Street. At present, the property is used for surface parking and the project address is Block 94 Garage, 803 Fannin Street.

According to state records, the project is scheduled to begin construction in February 2017 and be completed by February 2018. The estimated cost is $18 million.

The scope of work states this structure will be a precast system, and will provide parking for approximately 1,100 vehicles. The total area of the garage is to be 399,600 square feet.

The Gensler design architect of record is Kristopher Stuart.