The parking-building-built-on-the-stream’s cup runneth over
Those of you loyal (and hardy) enough to have visited this blog since last year would know that the downtown parking building is built smack in the middle of a stream, Harry’s Brook. The building itself looks like it was built on a giant French drain.
Now the front-page story in the Packet tells us,
The company also is expected to present a solution for the water that remains in the basement of the Spring Street garage, because the borough will not allow work to begin on Building C — the proposed five-story, mixed-use building on the site of the Tulane Street parking lot — until the garage’s basement is available.
And why is the garage’s basement not available, you may ask?
Six feet of flooding. Seventy-two inches of H2O.
Yup, 6′ of water covering the basement, which has 80 parking spaces.
Can’t say I didn’t see that coming.
(For what it’s worth, the water can’t just be pumped out since it’d bring pollutants to Harry’s Brook.)
In related news,
The Packet’s editor’s had it up to here with the pergola.