Hub Garage To Open Thursday, Adding 250 Parking Spots to The Short North
A parking garage featuring 250 public spaces will be the first part of the Hub mixed-use project to open when the gates go up on Thursday. The City of Columbus has been working this week to seal new brick pavers that have been installed in Pearl Alley between Hubbard Avenue and Prescott Street, the last step before the alley can be opened for traffic to allow access to the garage.
Mike Fitzpatrick of Elford Development said that prices will be comparable to those of the South Campus Gateway garage, which charges about a dollar an hour. He also stressed that the public spots will be just that – there will be no preferential pricing for customers of the ground floor retail planned for the Hub.
In addition to the 250 public spaces, the garage also contains 72 spots that will be reserved for Hub residents. Marketing efforts recently commenced for the 67 apartments and four townhomes that are part of the development.
The opening of the garage comes as neighborhood groups have been working with the city on both short-term and long-term plans meant to address a shortage of parking in Italian Village and the Short North in general.
Betsy Pandora, Executive Director of the Short North Alliance, expressed excitement about the opening.
“The additional parking spaces come at important time in the district,” she said. “They will help to alleviate issues of limited parking capacity in a high demand area.”
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Photo by Walker Evans.