New Roseville parking garage under repairs
The anticipated Oak Street parking structure in Roseville was completed in mid June, according to city officials.
Six months later, the eight-story monolith is damaged on the top level and the city has placed sandbags and other preventive measures to mitigate the damage.
“The city is working with the contractor (C. Overaa & Co.) and engineer to come to a mutually- agreeable solution to the cracking issues on the seventh floor of the Oak Street Parking Structure,” said city of Roseville spokesman Brian Jacobson. “The seventh floor will remain closed and covered to protect it from the winter weather.”
The top level will be closed until spring, according to Jacobson.
“In the spring, the seventh floor will receive a weather sealant to lessen long-term maintenance costs and reopened to the public,” Jacobson said. “The garage remains structurally sound and an important addition to our downtown revitalization.”
Gold Country Media asked Jacobson whether the city would consider litigation with the developer if the agreement was not adhered to.
“The city continues to have amicable discussions with Overaa about the final accounting for the project and feel confident we will come to an agreement shortly,” Jacobson said. “These types of final accounting discussions are typical with construction projects. We don’t anticipate any need for litigation.”
Several attempts by Gold Country Media to contact Overaa Construction for comment on the matter were unsuccessful.
According to Roseville Public Works officials, the garage provides 429 free parking spaces on seven floors. Designated parking spaces include:
nine handicap-accessible spaces
six electric vehicle chargers
32 Clean Air Vehicle/carpool spaces
11 motorcycle spaces
24 bicycle spaces
Access to garage from Vernon Street and Oak Street and exits to Lincoln Street and Oak Street. Pedestrians or cyclists can travel from Oak Street to the garage and Vernon Street via elevators, stairwells or the bike ramp.
Security features include cameras at every entrance and exit and LED lighting throughout the garage. Exterior improvements include landscaping and changes to the pedestrian pathway from the garage to Vernon Street and from Vernon Street to Atlantic Street.
C. Overaa & Co., the project contractor, has constructed more than 65 parking garages throughout Northern California, including the most recent garage constructed at the Roseville Galleria Mall.