By George Avalos | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: July 18, 2019 at 3:21 pm | UPDATED: July 18, 2019 at 3:21 pm SAN JOSE — AT&T intends to sell a parking lot at a choice location in downtown San Jose, a move that could entice some key development players amid widening interest in the urban core of the Bay Area’s largest city. The vehicle lot, located at 95 S. Almaden Ave. between Post and West San Fernando streets, provides surface parking for people who work inside an adjacent AT&T building that houses a nexus for the telecommunications giant’s network services in downtown San Jose. For decades, the parking lot has been overlooked as a site for potential development, since it’s been inseparable from a telecommunications building that’s been there long enough that it once was operated by long-gone Pacific Bell. But now, the roughly one-acre parking lot could become an area of interest since AT&T may attempt to … [Read more...] about AT&T puts big downtown San Jose parking lot up for sale
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L3’s plans for the lot were not clear on Wednesday — company executives did not return messages — but it’s safe to say drivers will soon have to find another place to park. People familiar with the bidding said L3 envisions retail space on the street level and offices or condominiums above it. Whatever the company proposes, it will need approvals from both the city and the Back Bay Architectural Commission. The site has been a parking lot since the late 1950s, when its owners, the Gove family, demolished the once-grand Hotel Aubry apartments — built of brick and stone in 1883 after the Back Bay neighborhood was created on landfill — along with a few other smaller buildings on the corner. Starting in 1908, according to the Back Bay Houses website, Aroline Pinkham Gove, a prominent Salem resident and heiress to a lucrative patent medicine business launched by her mother, began assembling the property. After she died, it was held in a trust for … [Read more...] about A parking lot in Boston sells for $40 million. Yes, $40 million.
It wasn't exactly paradise, but Erie County Medical Center is ready to put up a parking lot anyway. After demolishing the last remaining building in the former Kensington Heights low-income housing community last year, the region's trauma center wants to use part of the vacant land at 1827 Fillmore Ave. to expand its parking lot, linking the two across the property line and adding another 194 spaces to its current total. That will give it 550 parking spaces on the lot behind the 62-acre hospital campus. Plans by C&S Cos. call for the main lot to be milled, resurfaced and re-striped, plus the expansion onto 1.97 acres of the 17.15-acre site on Fillmore. The project also includes a pedestrian walkway. The $1.5 million project is expected to take three months to complete. … [Read more...] about ECMC wants to expand parking lot
Robert Allen Detroit Free Press Published 7:00 AM EST Jan 9, 2019 The busiest parking lot in Ferndale is scheduled to close at the end of January for a 12- to 15-month construction project transforming it into a five-story, mixed-use development with nearly triple the parking spaces. "It's a lot more than just a parking structure," said Barry Hicks, executive director of Ferndale's Downtown Development Authority. "This is years in the making." Known as "The dot (or Development on Troy)," the estimated $28-million project on the southeast corner of Allen Road and West Troy Street is planned to include 400 parking spaces (the existing lot has 138) on four floors, including an underground level, and up to 15,000 square feet of street-level retail space. The city is working with the developer to also include two upper floors bringing up to 20,000 feet of office space to a building that reaches about 69 feet high. The lot — in one … [Read more...] about Ferndale’s busiest parking lot to close for mixed-use development
Certainly, a store for train enthusiasts named Caboose should have a genuine, 27-ton caboose parked in a lot outside the business. And so it does. On cold days, smoke can be seen streaming from the caboose’s smokestack. Please, don’t be alarmed or call the fire department. Likely, a staff meeting is ongoing inside, or, perhaps, a group of railroad enthusiasts are passing a little time, undoubtedly talking trains, in a caboose that’s the real deal. “I wanted to put a caboose in the parking lot,” said Kevin Ruble, owner of Caboose. “We’re responsible to bring happiness and joy to a lot of people.” For clarity’s sake, any upper-case reference of Caboose in this story refers to Ruble’s Lakewood business at 10800 W. Alameda Ave. and any lower-case reference is about the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad caboose in the parking lot. “It’s in great shape for being 77 years old,” Ruble said of the caboose, a … [Read more...] about Engine that makes Lakewood train shop go is a caboose in the parking lot