The Town of Mansfield selected DTC as part of the team for the design and preparation of contract plans and documents for the first parking structure for the Storrs Center Downtown project.
The project included design of the structure and interfaces with adjacent and adjoining facilities; construction estimates; the review of the plans and specifications by state funding agencies, the Town’s oversight committee and the public; the development of construction documents; the preparation of bid documents and bidding assistance; and construction administration for the development of a multi-level public parking structure which will interface with transit-related facilities for bus passengers, bicyclists, pedestrians, car sharing, etc. (designed by others).
Funding for the design and construction of the parking garage was obtained through a state grants totaling $10,000,000.
This mixed use Town-Center (Storrs Center) was planned by the Mansfield Downtown Partnership, Inc. (MDP — a development authority representing the Town, the University of Connecticut and the local business community) and includes approximately 150,000 square feet of restaurant/retail, 47,000 square feet of office space, 700 housing units, two public squares, new roadways and two or three parking structures.
The first of these parking structures (+540 spaces), which will include or be immediately adjacent to intermodal transportation facilities, is planned for the first phase of the development.
In addition to the approximately 540 parking spots, this structure (or an immediately adjacent structure) will interface with facilities for bus passengers (making connections to regional and/or local bus services), car sharing, bicyclists and pedestrians.
The design and construction of the intermodal facilities was funded by a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant the Town was awarded.