Kings Highway Parking Garages
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Parking Garage I
- Total Square Footage: 60,000
- Parking Spaces: 300
Parking Garage II
- Total Square Footage: 45,000
- Parking Spaces: 200
Aurora Contractors was the Construction Manager for two parking garages located
on King's Highway in Brooklyn, NY. The first is a three level above-grade precast
parking garage. The garage has 300 spaces and features automated ticketing and a
partially enclosed roof structure, with entrances on 13th and 14th Streets. The
building measures 60,000 square feet, and is located in a heavily congested area.
While the construction posed numerous logistical and staging obstacles, Aurora's
communication skills allowed the various agencies involved (NYC Building Department,
DOT, DEP, Con Ed, etc.) to expedite the issuance of key permits, including street
and sidewalk closures, in order to facilitate deliveries, crane operation, and heavy
construction along the sidewalk areas. The site conditions were also less than favorable.
There was a need for continual dewatering of the site, and intricate shoring plans
and sheet piling were utilized to ensure the rapid and safe construction of our
project, while maintaining zero affect on the neighboring buildings.
Due to Aurora’s involvement during the pre-construction phases of the project, we
were able to assist the owner with numerous design criteria. This ultimately enabled
the owner to achieve the aesthetics they desired and allowed Aurora to maintain
an ambitious construction schedule and budget. The Kings Highway Parking Garage
was completed on schedule, concurrent with the completion of the nearby 235,000
square foot mixed-use building Aurora constructed for the owner, which also includes
a below grade parking garage.
This second parking garage is 2 floors below grade, and has 45,000 square feet of
parking. It is a steel structure with cast-in-place walls and floors and is below
3 floors of mixed use space. The site is in the middle of a block that is fully
developed on either side of the building. There is also an existing NYC Fire Station
located in the middle of the project, on the 14th Street side of the building. The
Fire Station had to remain operational throughout the course of construction, creating
a unique construction situation.