The Danville City Commission on Monday agreed to move ahead with plans for a bigger downtown parking garage than originally envisioned.
Jack Amormino of Bravura Inc. presented a new design for the structure that would be built on Third Street behind the old Hub-Frankel building. The new plan calls for a fifth floor to be added to the garage that would up the total number of parking spaces from 295 to 395. The new design also features an entrance and exit to the garage to be built along Third Street.
Amormino said the redesign and additional space will create a safer, more user-friendly garage that will work better, "especially in a smaller town like Danville where there isn't a parking garage on every corner and people might not be familiar with using them."
Though Mayor John W.D. Bowling complained that the new design, which will be one story and nine feet taller than originally called for, is "too high," he went along with other commissioners in agreeing to prepare design and construction documents for the project, which has an estimated price tag of $5 million.