Designing a parking facility that enriches the context and texture of the area was of utmost importance to the City and its residents. DFDG utilized several design elements from the nearby historic buildings including the generous use of locally quarried sandstone. These elements allow the facility to meld perfectly into Whiskey Row’s architecture.
Taking advantage of the beauty of Thumb Butte, viewing opportunities were created at the main Granite Street stairs as well as within the glass-backed elevator. This allows for both an interior and exterior experience to one of Prescott’s important landmarks. A new linear park along Granite Street created a buffer between street and garage softening the large parking facility’s scale.
Beyond creating a facility that blends with the local architecture, safety for the patrons and users is equally important. Little things as simple as paint and light combined with the limited use of interior structural walls create a feeling of security and cleanliness throughout. In addition, direct cross-alley pedestrian access between the garage and Whiskey Row businesses separates pedestrians from vehicular traffic. Parking spaces and aisles are designed with extra width to accommodate large pickups and SUVs driven by Prescott residents.