Gun Lake Parking Garage,
Wayland, MI

Garage for Gamers

This five-level, 425,000 sf, long span, open precast parking garage provides 1,250 parking spaces for the adjacent Casino. The functional design of the garage utilizes express ramps between levels. The express ramps are stacked on the east side of the garage.  The remaining floor areas of the garage consists of flat floors which provide a high level of service for patrons. Guests can access the casino directly from the garage via a new connector building and elevator tower.

In order to connect the new 1,250-space parking garage to the existing casino building, a new 27,000 sf expansion building was constructed.  This connector features a 35-feet tall space to greet patrons as they enter the gaming floor from the garage. A partial second floor provides office space for the gaming board. The elevator/stair core of connector building extends one level below the gaming floor to allow direct access from the lowest level of the garage and up to the top level of the garage.  This building was designed for connections to future gaming floor and hotel expansions. The existing casino structure was modified to accommodate transitions to the connector building.

The Harman Group provided structural engineering, parking consulting and full architectural documentation for the parking garage.

 

 

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Structural Systems Used

Precast Concrete