Proj Overview


Arizona’s tallest parking structure accommodates more than 2000 vehicles in downtown Phoenix. The new 11-story, $33.5-million precast concrete parking structure was completed amid the revitalization of Park Central as a mixed-use destination.

The construction of the parking structure was inherently complex due to the project height, the tight site and the capacity of the cranes used to assemble the structure. The structure was sized to maximize the available space for students at the new Creighton University Health Sciences Campus, retail customers of Park Central Mall, and tenants in the new apartment complex attached to the parking structure. The height of the parking structure fits into the urban fabric and offers stellar views of the capital city and beyond.

Read more about this project in the Summer 2021 issue of Ascent.


To meet the needs of the expanding Creighton University campus, “no other system (besides precast concrete) could go up that quickly and deal with the site logistics as a single-source supplier. Prefabrication off-site was critical to meeting the schedule because milestones were tied to the start of the apartment complex.


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Project Team


GLHN Architects & Engineers


PK Associates LLC

Lead Designer

Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners


Kitchell Contractors


Plaza Companies, Holualoa Companies

Precast Concrete Producer

Coreslab Structures (ARIZ) Inc.

Precast Concrete Specialty Engineer

FDG Inc.

Key Project Attributes

  • Despite the arid landscape, flash floods are common in Phoenix. The Catalina design-build team made special provisions for drainage in and around the structure.
  • The exterior litewalls were beefed up to 12 in. thick to accommodate the 2-in. architectural vertical ribbed formliner texture, says Spears. The exterior litewall openings received a custom metal weave feature.

Project/Precast Scope

  • 551,750 sq ft parking garage accommodates more than 2000 vehicles.
  • Structure is the tallest parking structure in state of Arizona.
  • Egress doors were cast into the precast concrete fire separation walls so tenants    could enter the parking structure at every level.