Danville City Commissioners have approved a 4.5 story parking garage design with 300 spaces.
Bravura, the city's consultant firm, will now estimate the cost of the downtown garage. It could cost between $4 million and $5 million. Consultants said the price will be higher with the brick facade that will make it match the other architecture on Walnut and Third streets.
The garage would have 650 square feet of retail space, an office for a parking attendant and windows that could be used for community displays, much like those now used in the Hub-Gilcher building. If the commissioners choose, the retail space and windows could be eliminated to include six more spaces.
The 10-12 feet between the garage and the Hub-Gilcher building would be a plaza with landscaping.
Clearance would be 8 feet to allow room for the Bluegrass Community Action buses. The garage will have a bus station and office area for the BCA public transportation program. The station makes the garage eligible for federal transportation money.