Downtown Parking Deck at Canton City Hall

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Recognizing the pressing need for additional parking in their bustling downtown business district and with a vision to encourage public access, the City of Canton entrusted CPL with the task of designing a parking deck adjacent to the existing City Hall.

The team took on the challenge of creating a functional parking facility that seamlessly blended with the unique and historic style of the surrounding buildings. Primary design objectives included prioritizing efficient access for both pedestrians and vehicles.

As a result of meticulous planning and design execution, the Downtown Parking Deck now stands as an impressive structure that serves as a milestone for the City of Canton. The deck itself boasts 102 parking spaces distributed across two independent levels, doubling the amount of parking spaces previously available on the surface lot. Furthermore, a captivating mural adorns the structure, accompanied by vibrant LED lights, to add a touch of vibrancy and culture significance. This fusion of art and architecture exemplifies the City’s ongoing dedication to enhancing infrastructure and promoting economic potential in downtown Canton.

The deck’s bottom level is conveniently accessible from West Marietta Street, while the second (or top) level is accessible from behind City Hall. Notably, the top level features an 80kw solar array that partially covers the parking area, demonstrating Canton’s commitment to sustainability. This solar array powers ten electric car charging stations, offering the public an eco-friendly transportation option and helping offset City Hall’s utility costs.

Since its completion, the Downtown Parking Deck has proven to be an invaluable asset to the City as it addresses a long-standing concern for convenient and ample downtown parking, while harmoniously integrating with the surrounding areas. The design team worked diligently to ensure that the deck’s aesthetic and scale complemented nearby businesses and residents, creating a space that both increases parking capacity and showcases Canton’s dedication to sustainability.

Collaboration played a pivotal role in this project’s success. Alongside CPL, partners such as Georgia Power and Astra Group contributed their expertise to deliver a parking deck that meets the diverse needs of the Canton community.

Photographer: JandDImages