To accommodate downtown Fort Wayne’s growing landscape, Elevatus worked with the City of Fort Wayne’s Redevelopment Commission to expand a parking structure located near large event venues and hotels.
The project moved forward following a feasibility study completed by Walker and Associates to understand the garage’s expansion capabilities. Walker and Associates continued their involvement in the project as part of the Elevatus team.
The addition of 225 new parking spaces came along with two floors to the south half of the garage. The garage needed significant restoration and expanded vertically to accomplish the goals. Two floors of stairwells and elevator shafts were also extended and brought up to code to expand egress.
A new facade wraps the towers adding a more aesthetically pleasing view to the parking structure’s corners. Wayfinding was also an important goal in the renovation of the garage.
The renovations and vertical expansion will accommodate downtown Fort Wayne’s exponential growth in activity and development surrounding the immediate downtown core.