Grant Park Gateway
Dates of Service
2017 – Ongoing
1,000-space parking garage
The Grant Park Gateway Project is a new parking garage that will be located on the footprint of the existing eight-acre parking lot next to Zoo Atlanta along Boulevard Avenue. The $48 million facility is a 1,000-space parking garage that will look more than a park than a structure for cars. It will address parking demands while reducing traffic congestion and improving overall safety in the area.
The parking facility is designed to be an aesthetically pleasing, semi-underground garage that will be built into the landscape, which is along a hillside that leads down to the zoo. Parking will more than double from the current offering of 400 spaces.
One of the most attractive features is that there will be greenspace on its top of the parking garage – actually adding park land on a footprint that used to be an asphalt lot. It will also have an intelligent parking system, that will guide drivers to find the vacant parking spaces and will have state-of-art surveillance cameras to provide public safety. In addition to these features, the highlight of the structure will be a full-service, dine-in regional cuisine restaurant that will be built on top of the garage, and it is expected to improve the destination of the space and Zoo Atlanta.
The parking facility is being built to receive a certification as a green building – Parksmart Certified.