Des Plaines Civic Center Parking Deck
Located adjacent to the City Civic Center and local government offices, this three (3) elevated level parking structure serves the needs of the local community and city officials. The deck provides one hundred and eighty (180) stalls for public use, five (5) handicap stalls, and sixty-five (65) stalls for police and governmental employees. The unique and rather small piece of property available for this project required a modified ramping system to access all levels including a lower level. The steep ramp provided access at a 90 degree angle at each level. The project included a field applied metal panel system for architectural impact. The balance of the exposed parking garage was architectural precast which included white cement, light tint, and an abrasive blast with an acid rinse. These multiple levels were serviced by (2) separate elevator banks and stair towers with service to all levels. This structure is all precast including plant wash double TT's, columns, beams, shaft walls, stair risers and landings, and non-load bearing and load bearing spandrels. This project was designed by Ratio Architects, with design assistance and structural design provided by Walker Consultants. This project was erected for Walsh Construction and erected by Waubonsee Development.