Short Street Parking Garage Set to Open Tuesday

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COLUMBIA - A $9.6 million parking structure will open in downtown Columbia Tuesday morning.

The Short Street Parking Garage is substantially complete and will open at 6:00 a.m. Construction for the project began in June 2012.

"Of course it was a little inconvenient at first," Gumby's manager Lacey Hubbert said. "Our employee parking is in the back and that was closed off for a short time."

The garage includes 420 parking spaces alloted for:

  • 26 covered hourly spaces
  • 9 accessible spaces
  • 51 covered reserved spaces
  • 47 uncovered permit spaces
  • 287 covered permit spaces

Reserved and permit parking spaces are currently sold out with a wait list of more than 85 for each.

Last month, a $58,000 piece of steel artwork titled "Tidal Murmur" was installed outside the garage.