A parking garage that is part of a planned Hy-Vee project may be axed as the city reconsiders parking needs. (Photo: OPN Architects/Special to Juice)
Say goodbye to Hy-Vee’s original parking garage plans
Published on July 17th, 2014 | by Ameena Rasheed
Hy-Vee’s Court Avenue development plan is being tweaked. City officials are contemplating moving the plan’s parking garage a block north to Fifth Avenue and Walnut Street.
Looking ahead to the next couple of years, where will parking be needed the most? City officials asked that very question this week when they discussed forgoing the original plan.
“We were getting concerned that we were putting our (parking) supply in the wrong locations,” assistant city manager Matt Anderson told the Register. The original Court Avenue ramp that was proposed “was probably going to push too much of our parking supply to the south.”
Rick Tollakson, the president and CEO of Hubbell Realty, has reservations about the changes.
“That’s passing the buck down the road to the next developer, I think,” said Tollakson. “They need to address it in this project with this developer.”
Read more about the plans for development here. What do you think about the possible changes to the proposal?