A complete draft of the 2016 Master Land Use Plan update is available for review on the City's website.
An important excerpt of that plan is focused on land use and future development opportunities. The W. Troy parking lot site is considered one of the important redeveloment opportunities.
Land Use Excerpt: 2016 Master Land Use Plan Update (Draft)
Downtowon Market Study Analysis (Gibbs Planning)
The City conducted a downtown parking demand study in early 2015. The parking study was initiated to help the City identify peak hourly parking demand constraints in the downtown parking system. One of the results indicated that the W. Troy lot consistently exceeded supply during peak hours. A full copy of the report is provided below.
2015 Downtown Parking Demand Study
March 13th CIty Council W. Troy Parking Development Update
The CIty Manager's office presented an update on the W. Troy Parking Development to City Council during the March 13th City Council meeting. At the conclusion of the meeting, City Council approved funding to initiate the design phase for the parking development. Council directed the project team to bring back two design concepts for public comment in by early May, 2017.
Concept (1): Mixed Use Parking Development
- 4 levels of parking; 390 parking spaces.
- Street level commercial space; 16,500 sf of retail or office
- Improved southern alley; explore sustainable or green alley elements
- W. Troy Streetscape improvements; explore special event plaza, community gathering spaces, downtown pocket park space
Project Timeline - Estimated 12-15 months
Project Cost breakdown:
- $9.5-$12 million - 4 levels of parking
- $1.5-$ 2 million - Street level commercial space
- $1.5-$2 million - Special events plaza and green alley
- $2.$2.5 million - Transfer floor for future 2 levels of office space
Concept (2) - Single Use Parking Deck
- 3 levels of parking; 300 parking spaces
City Council requested staff to provide a second option that consider introducing a simple pre-cast parking deck onto the W. Troy site.
A comparable reference has been the small 233 space parking platform in downtown Rochester, Michigan. The project team will work with Rochester to better understand anticipated project costs and timelines. Updates will be published to this page by April 18th.