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BPA Considers Parkade Upgrades

Parkade Parking Structure

The Bismarck Parking Authority is in the early stages of planning upgrades to Bismarck’s oldest parking ramp, The Parkade. The improvements are expected to cost $1.3 million and are mostly focused on the Parkade’s lobby, restrooms, elevators, and office and retail space. The Bismarck Tribune is also reporting on a proposal that would add a glass-enclosed stair tower to the Parkade for an additional $2.2 million. The enclosed staircase was suggested mainly for security purposes.

Along with the proposed glass enclosed staircase, other planned improvements include:

  • Allowing separate access for White House Cafeteria, which is housed inside White Drug.
  • Replacing 2 elevators.
  • Renovating facility restrooms to meet ADA compliance.
  • Altering current leasable space to allow expansion of current businesses.
  • Modifications of the space soon being vacated by UND Center for Family Medicine, including preparations for a new tenant (most likely Medcenter One).
  • Improvements to Parkade office space.
  • Improvement to Radisson Skyway.

The Parkade opened in 1970, becoming Bismarck’s first parking ramp.

The improvements will be paid for with parking fees from ramp users.