Akron Children’s Hospital will break ground on a new $20 million, six-level parking garage in June.
The garage, to be located on the southwest corner of Exchange and Locust streets, will serve patient families, visitors and hospital staff.
The garage will have approximately 1,200 parking spaces, as well as space for an ambulance garage on the lower level.
“As our main campus has expanded, so has our need for parking spaces,” said Linda Gentile, vice president for professional and support services at Akron Children’s. “We have added programs, services and physicians and that has increased patient visits and traffic. Many of our patient families travel with babies, children, strollers and wheelchairs so we want them to get in and out of their appointments as quickly and easily as possible.”
Akron Children’s currently has two parking decks – one on Locust Street and another Bowery Street – and also owns several surface lots for employees.
Thomarios of Akron is the designer/building for the project. Akron Children’s has also been working with KLMK Group, of Richmond, Va., on long-range planning for its Akron campus.
Construction should be complete by September 2013.
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