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Mar 05

Parking at Cascade Campus goes underground

New underground garage will provide 210 stalls, The construction site is about 200 ft by 300 ft in size

New underground garage will provide 210 stalls, The construction site is about 200 ft by 300 ft in size.

Construction began last December on a 210-space underground parking garage between N. Albina and Mississippi avenues, the first such structure to be built at any PCC campus. On top of the underground garage – scheduled to be completed by late 2013 – will be two new buildings, a student center and an academic building. The new garage is part of the college’s commitments to the neighbors and the city, as outlined in PCC’s  Impact Mitigation Plan for Cascade Campus, to make additional parking available to help reduce the number of vehicles that park in the neighborhood.

Contractors pour the slab-on grade for the parking garage in early March 2013.

Contractors pour the slab-on grade for the parking garage in early March 2013.

The student center will house new food service and dining areas, student club and government offices, a lounge area, and flexible meeting space. The academic building will house classrooms and faculty work spaces, as well as something the campus has desired for a long time: a childcare center. When all is said and done, the area between the two buildings will be transformed into a landscaped pedestrian plaza.

For those interested in learning more about the site and the construction process, site tours are being offered on Tuesday afternoons, provided there are enough participants. To reserve a space, email Cascade Bond Project Manager, Rebecca Ocken.

Gina

Media Inquiries

Interested in learning more about this topic or including information from this post in a news article? Contact Gina Whitehill Baziuk, Public Involvement and Stakeholder Engagement Manager for the PCC Bond Program.

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