A city committee has given a developer the go-ahead to include two upper-level pedestrian connectors in its plan to build a five story parking garage in downtown Indianapolis.
The request from Flaherty & Collins Properties was approved Wednesday by the Metropolitan Development Commission’s plat committee. No further action is needed by the commission.
One bridge would extend over West New York Street to the south of the garage and would connect directly into the OneAmerica building. The other would extend over Vermont Street to the north and onto steps leading to a surface parking lot, said Jim Crossin, Flaherty’s director of development.
The new parking garage would pave the way for an $85 million development set to bring a Marsh store and hundreds of apartments to surface parking lots bounded by Michigan Street, Capitol Avenue, Vermont Street and Indiana Avenue.
Construction of the parking garage could be completed by late fall, Crossin said.