S. A. Miro provided structural engineering and design management for design / build delivery of a 800 car parking structure on RTD’s West Rail Line. Cast in place, post-tensioned concrete is the structural system.
The site topography presented a significant challenge, with 20 feet of grade change from the Sheridan and 10th Avenue frontages to the pedestrian transit plaza. In order to minimize shoring cost and mechanical ventilation, the design/build team stepped the structure and lower floors, creating a relatively open lower level.
The site and structures were modified to accommodate future housing immediately adjacent to the structure along the west elevation. The garage were completed on a fast track schedule.