Best Mixed-Use Parking
Austin Permitting and Development Center Parking Garage
The Austin Permitting and Development Center Parking Garage project is just one component of the larger Highland Mall redevelopment that has revitalized and increased density in and around Austin’s original indoor shopping mall.
The City of Austin Planning & Development Center (COA PDC) Campus was developed to be a new “one-stop-shop” for all city permitting departments which were previously spread out in multiple offices throughout the city.
It is located directly across the courtyard from the office and has a capacity for nearly 1,000 cars. The garage also includes spaces for retail, fitness, car washing, bike storage with a workshop, and landscape maintenance.
Design work on the project started in early 2017. A precaster was selected in mid-2018. Precast production started in early 2019. Precast erection was from May to August 2019. The project officially opened in July 2021.
Key design features
The retail and fitness areas are located on the ground level over basement parking which necessitated the use of hollow-core slabs and additional framing members not typically associated with parking decks to support the heavier loading. The deck above these conditioned spaces required insulated sandwich topping slabs which also required hollow-core slabs.
The exterior of the Austin Planning & Development Center Parking Garage includes an architectural mix design with a sandblast ﬁnish and bull-nosed spandrels, as well as cladding elements such as curtain walls, brick, metal panels, green screens, and planters.
The Austin Permitting and Development Center Parking Garage project utilized many sustainable concepts and was selected as a 2021 Austin Green Award Winner. Further endorsing the use of precast concrete for its efficiency, strength, and durability.
Precast concrete components
Austin Permitting and Development Center Parking Garage project included: 1,118 total pieces of precast, including Double Tees, Beams, Spandrels, Vertical Ramp Walls, Shear Walls, Stair/Elevator, Walls, Flat Slabs, Hollow-core Slabs, Columns, and Stairs.
- Precast Manufacturer: Coreslab Structures (Texas) Inc. – Cedar Park, Texas
- Architect: Gensler – Austin, Texas
- General Contractor: Ryan Companies – Austin, Texas
- Precast Engineer: Unintech Consulting Engineers, Inc. – San Antonio, TX
- Engineer of Record: Walter P. Moore – Austin, Texas
- Alamo Cement Company
- ALP Supply
- Arcosa Lightweight
- Capitol Aggregates
- Chryso Inc
- Sumiden Wire Products
- Texas Lehigh Cement Company