The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center downtown plans to build a nearly $10M parking deck in two phases that will add about 1k new parking spaces for patients, employees and visitors to the hospital. That will help alleviate parking pressures around the medical complex as the VA now leases land on a lot near Porter-Gaud and Folly Road off the Peninsula for about 600 spaces on a site where they have contracted for a shuttle service for parkers. Ashley Hefferman of The Charleston Regional Business Journal has the story.
Parking in downtown has reached such a shortage that parking spaces are being sold for an ask price of almost $100,000 EACH. Residential owners are paying a premium; are office and retail and other residential users without parking rights far behind in paying for a parking space downtown? Tyrone Richardson of The Post and Courier has the story.