Karen Byrnes, Butte-Silver Bow’s Community Development director, gave those time projections to the Urban Revitalization Agency board Tuesday and said public bonds to fund the project could be issued soon.
She showed the board an artist-rendering video of what the 248-space garage will look like at various angles, complete with people and motorists passing by, which can be viewed at mtstandard.com — the Standard’s website.
Among features Byrnes mentioned before and during the video:
- The brick will be on the darker side and panels above the awnings will be purple glass.
- The main entrance for vehicles will be off of Park Street but there will be an exit and a wider entrance on the south-side on Galena Street. Regular-sized pickups can fit through the Park Street entrance, but there is more room for them and extra-large pickups on Galena.
- The walls of the stairway will be glass and there will be lots of open spaces looking out to enhance safety and make people more comfortable.
- There will be a bus stop at the garage and concrete benches that dip down in the front to discourage anyone from sleeping on them.
- The top of the garage will be available for parking but can also be used to host outside events with great views of Uptown, the Summit Valley and the Highlands.