Franklin Street Parking Deck
Kimley-Horn was responsible for the design of the first municipal parking deck in the historic downtown district of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
The five-level, 300-space, post-tensioned cast-in-place concrete structure was designed to complement the historic area while integrating several signature elements, including flagpoles to honor local military personnel, a vertical marquee sign above the main entrance, open stair/elevator towers with glassback elevators, and street level canopies. The parking deck was designed to minimize maintenance costs, maximize level of service and safety, accommodate future mixed-use development, and attract downtown visitors.
The Kimley-Horn team provided civil and structural engineering, parking consulting and special inspections, and landscape architecture services. Sustainable features incorporated into the project include electric charging stations, sunshade louvers, energy-efficient lighting, lighting controls, and the use of waste by-product in the concrete mix. To enhance user-friendliness, pay-on-foot and pay-in-lane stations were incorporated near the deck’s two access points.
Since completion of this project, the parking deck has become a celebrated and distinctive feature of Fayetteville’s historic district, drawing its character from the surrounding historic buildings.
- 2013 Award of Excellence for Architectural Achievement, International Parking Institute