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.
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