The new parking garage in downtown Worcester will be opening soon and will mark the completion of a significant portion of the city’s $570 million CitySquare project.
According to the quarterly Economic Development Initiatives Detail Report filed by the Executive Office of Economic Development to the City Council on Thursday, March 3, the 550-space CitySquare underground parking garage is nearly finished and a portion of the garage will be open to the public in early 2016, as soon as April according to sources.
The portion of the garage that will be open first is bounded by Eaton Place [the St. Vincent Hospital cancer center] and Front and Mercantile streets. This includes 340 of the 550 parking spots.
Garage space underneath the planned $33.1 million, 168-room AC hotel in CitySquare will remain closed while the hotel is being constructed. Construction on the hotel is set to begin this spring, according to the report.
On Tuesday evening, March 8, Michael E. Traynor, chief development officer of the Executive Office of Economic Development, will present the report to the City Council along with development updates on Gateway Park, Union Station, the Blackstone Canal and the former Worcester County Courthouse, among others.
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