Downtown Scottsdale Galleria parking garage to add three levels

Scottsdale City Hall is at 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd. in downtown Scottsdale (File photo)

Scottsdale City Hall is at 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd. in downtown Scottsdale (File photo)

Scottsdale City Council on Tuesday, June 16 approved an ordinance allowing the Galleria Corporate Center’s parking garage to accommodate three additional parking levels.

The garage, located near the intersection of East Stetson Drive and North Wells Fargo Avenue, will stand at 90 feet after the addition of the three levels. It currently stands at 69 feet.

The development plan states 235 new parking spaces will be added to the garage without cost to the public. The plan also states the affect, or lack thereof, the construction will have on neighboring buildings.

“The proposal respects the arrangement of adjacent sites,” the development plans states. “The new addition is simply a vertical extension of the existing building footprint and has minimal, if any, design effect on the adjacent sites.”

The parking garage is surrounded by residencies, restaurants, and offices, according to a June 16 city council report.

The development plan states the public benefits of the plan include, but are not limited to:

  • Increasing the overall parking supply in downtown
  • Increasing the number of publicly available parking spaces in downtown
  • Helping to retain and grow quality employers in downtown

During non-business hours, 60 of the 235 new parking spaces will be available the general public, the development states. There are currently 127 24-hour public parking spaces.

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