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7th & Franklin Parking Deck

Construction Started: December 2009
Completion:  March 2011
Design-Builder: Commonwealth Architects-S.B. Ballard Construction Company

Project Features and FactsParking Deck

  • Located in the heart of downtown Richmond business district
  • Architectural façade treatment to blend in with neighboring buildings
  • Ground level facades designed to reinforce pedestrian scale at the street level
  • Twele levels of parking accommodating 1,006 cars
  • Occupying one half of a city block
  • Fully handicap accessible
  • Precast concrete structural system
  • On-site office for security and garage management
  • Redundant auto exits and entries to relieve backups and congestion

Construction Highlights

  • Demolition of existing surface parking lots and foundation systems of previously demolished buildings
  • Designed and constructed in accordance with Virginia Energy Conservation and Environmental Standards
  • New sidewalks and landscaping in conformance with City of Richmond ordinance
  • New emergency generator supplied by two fuel sources
  • Four electric elevators
  • Uninterrupted Power Supply system
  • LED light fixtures
  • Security including proximity card readers at all doors and gates, close circuit TV system, roll up entry gates, and code blue emergency stations



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