Project 28: ADDA Downtown Parking Deck

deck_rendering_smallProject Statement

This project is envisioned to be a mixed-use parking facility on West Clayton Street that may be operated by the Athens Downtown Development Authority (ADDA). The project will include approximately 575 spaces and about 8,000 square feet of commercial space. The total cost of the project is estimated to be $12.1 million.

Project Update

Project 28 provided for the construction of a downtown parking deck called the West Washington Building. The new deck contains 540 parking spaces and is 285,000 square feet. The deck also contains office space at the top and retail space on the bottom floor. The roof of the deck has a garden to capture storm runoff, which led to a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification. The deck is a subject of the Public Art program and has designed metal panels and fabric banners installed throughout. 

The total cost of the project was estimated to be $12 million. The ADDA (Athens Downtown Development Authority) will issue debt backed by Athens-Clarke County in the amount of $5.1 million to finance the balance of the project not provided from SPLOST 2005 funds. The revenue from the deck will be used to pay the operating expenses of the deck and debt service for the ADDA debt issued for this project.

Key Project Statistics

  • Designer: Public Private Partnership Project Management, Inc.
  • Contractor: Batson Cook Development Company
  • Sponsor: Athens Downtown Development Authority
  • Project Manager: Kenneth Crellen
  • Original SPLOST Budget: $12,877,656
  • Amended Budget: $12,912,728
  • Bonds: $6,144,578
  • Total Cost: $12,912,728
  • Completion Date: September 2011