Fourth and William Parking Structure Addition
In August of 2005, City Council voted to approve the “Resolution Requesting Preparation of Requests for Proposals for the Redevelopment of City Owned Properties” and in this resolution authorized the Downtown Development Authority to “immediately take the necessary action to construct an additional floor of public parking at the Fourth & William garage as soon as possible.”
The DDA worked with its engineers to design the additional floor, and following a bid process approved the selection of Spence Brothers in July 2006 along with a project budget of $5 million. This addition was completed in late June 2007.
The DDA’s project created approximately 140 new public parking spaces, which were immediately put into service given the demands placed on the structure by the successful growth of the DTE subsidiaries in the Ashley Mews building, increasing community use of the downtown Ann Arbor District Library, as well as the many attractions in the Main Street area. This project also included the construction of a new interior speed ramp, which has done a great deal to ease traffic congestion in the structure by making it easier for patrons to utilize the Fourth Avenue exit.