The Courier-Journal reported today on plans to construct a $6.5 million, six-story, 433 space parking garage on Jefferson Street between First and Second streets. The garage would also include around 1,000 square feet of retail space, possibly to house a small restaurant. The site (shown below) is currently a surface level parking lot adjacent to the 222 Building on First Street.
Drs. Mark Chariker and T. Gerald O’Daniel plan to build the garage and reserve 200 of the spaces for the professional offices in the 222 Building, but noted that the convention center and future City Center development are less than a block away. The garage is also across from the renovated City Block entertainment complex. Construction on the garage should begin an a few months and the scheduled completion date is in early 2009. The garage was designed by Louisville-based Architectural Investments.