The entrance to the Tier Parking Garage on Springfield Avenue will be closed starting next Tuesday, following the Summit Common Council's approval of plans presented by Mark Yeager of MRY Associates Tuesday to demolish the existing structure at 466-474 Springfield Avenue and construct a 35,000-square-foot building in its place.
Those wishing to park in the garage can do so by using the entrance on the Maple Street. Motorists will exit on to Springfield Avenue.In his presentation, Yeager acknowledged that the site presents a "series of challenges." His firm engaged the police and fire departments, city engineer and the parking authority to find the safest and most efficient way to demolish and rebuild at the location that formerly housed Bagel Chateau, he said. The new building will offer both retail and office space and is expected to be completed within the first quarter of 2015, with most of the exterior work finished prior to the holiday season of 2014.
Yeager will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Council Chambers at City Hall to answer any questions neighbors might have regarding the project. He told the council he will follow up by sending out quarterly letters with updates as the project is ongoing. He added that his email address and phone number will be on all correspondence should neighbors want to reach him.