This massive 7.5 acre parking lot sits on prime real estate between the Convention Center and Ross Labs. This oblong parcel only has one entrance on Nationwide Blvd due to elevated roads along 3rd and 4th streets at it’s east and west borders. To the north, it’s blocked off by Railroad tracks, and beyond that a tangle of highway ramps for 670 and 71.
What makes this lot look so out of place is the mid-rise hotels next door, the massive convention center, and it’s proximity to both the Arena District and downtown office buildings.
With a footprint this large, a multi-story parking deck could be constructed on a portion of the land to keep the same number or parking spots available (or possibly add more) while also constructing a fairly large office tower, residential building, more hotel space, or possibly some combination of the three.
If you were in charge, what would you like to see in this spot instead of a flat parking lot?