Construction Started on The Fifth Parking Garage in Des Moines

October 23, 2018 / News Blog

Following the demolition of an existing, five-story parking garage between September 2017 and April 2018, our project team for The Fifth started construction last month on a new 12-story parking structure at the same location in Des Moines, Iowa.

Building permits to begin work were published on September 18. Our team of six full-time employees and 20 major subcontractors quickly began to mobilize and started utility improvements on September 24. The garage, a post-tension concrete structure that will measure 300,570 square feet, will accommodate 750 new parking stalls and street-level retail spaces.

Located off Downtown Des Moines’ Court Avenue district, the garage will provide the community with daily and monthly rental options and entertainment parking. Operationally, the parking controls guiding vehicle entry and exiting are being designed to provide the best user experience possible.

Being built for 5th and Walnut Parking, LLC, and designed by SCB Architects out of Chicago, The Fifth parking garage will have an open concept on the east elevation with a decorative screening element on the west elevation. Final completion is expected in May 2020.