Oxford Multimodal Transportation Garage, Oxford, PA

Modernized Parking with Historic Feel

This transit-oriented, 98,413-sf mixed use project consists of a five-level, open, precast parking garage with ground floor offices for the Borough and Council Chamber. Located on a former downtown surface parking lot owned by the Borough, the new parking facility provides 266 spaces, parking for the adjacent business district and library as well as the new Borough government offices. Parking is provided for passenger vehicles, bicycles and horse drawn buggies in the adjacent parking lot. There is also a shuttle bus stop and shelter beside the parking garage.

The architectural design of the garage facades is contextual, taking cues from the nearby historic buildings. The exterior garage elevations include pigmented architectural precast panels with a sandblast finish as well as other panels with thin brick. The functional design of the garage consists of a single helix ramping system with 90-degree parking stalls and two-way drive aisles. The ramping system also includes “jump” ramps at the southern end of the garage on each parking level. This additional length of ramping allows for a more gradual floor slope resulting a higher level of service for parking patrons.  In lieu of Parking Access and Revenue Control equipment islands at the vehicular entry and exits, the garage utilizes pay by space kiosks at the ground floor pedestrian lobbies for the collection of parking fares.

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