Construction for the garage started last summer and the project is estimated to have cost roughly $7 million. It added 305 parking spaces to the downtown area and the first floor of the structure offers more than 3,000 square feet to be used as retail space.
It had what city officials called a “soft opening of sorts” in May as it was unclear at the time how many people would be using the garage as some businesses in the area had temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, the state began reopening parts of its economy in May and some businesses that had temporarily shuttered their doors have reopened since then.
The parking garage project was a collaborative effort between the city, Clark County, the state as well as Clark State Community College and the Community Improvement Corporation.
City officials say the parking garage is part of a larger plan to better coordinate parking in the downtown area as the city looks to revitalize and increase activity there.