The proposed parking garage will sit on the corner of Fountain Avenue and Columbia Street and will offer between 275 to 325 parking spaces.Bill Lackey/Staff

Springfield City Commission to talk about next phase of parking garage

The Springfield City Commission will hear a proposal for the next phase of a planned downtown parking garage project on Tuesday night.

The commission will have a first reading of a joint use agreement with Clark State Community College for the downtown parking garage project.

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The joint use agreement will release $2.55 million in state funds for the project, said Bryan Heck, Springfield City Manager.

Clark County will provide $1 million and the city will provide $3.3 million for the project.

“The collaboration on this project is just the brand of cooperation that makes this such a forward-thinking community,” Heck said. “We accomplish amazing things when we work together, and I couldn’t be more proud of the efforts of everyone involved.”

The City Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the City Hall Forum.

The downtown Springfield parking garage has been discussed by the commission for several years as a way to provide additional parking downtown as the city works to attract more retail and business to the city center.

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The garage will sit at the corner of Fountain Ave and Columbia Street. The current plan will build a two-to three-story structure with between 275 to 325 parking spaces, Heck said previously.

Retail space will also be available on the ground level along Fountain Avenue.

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