Millbrae garage set for next year

A new parking structure in downtown Millbrae that would greatly increase the number of spaces will be built in the area next year, seven years earlier than originally thought.

Extra development money became available last week when developerstold city staff they would not require upfront money for the $250 million BART/Caltrain expansion project expected to get under way next year, City Manager Ralph Jaeck said. Before then, city officials figured they’d have to wait until about 2015 to afford the parking project through tax increments. The construction costs for the structure will be between $4 million and $9 million, depending on how big the city wants the structure to be.

The garage will add at least 69 new spaces downtown on the existing parking lot on Magnolia Avenue between Hillcrest Boulevard and La Cruz Avenue, but could eventually nearly triple in size.

The construction should start in one year and take about 18 months, Jaeck said. Alternative parking and shuttles will be provided during construction.

A 2002 study showed public parking downtown approached 100 percent occupancy during peak lunch and dinner hours.

mrosenberg@examiner.com

Bay Area NewsLocalPeninsula

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

A person holds a sign at a vigil for Roger Allen, who was killed by Daly City Police on April 7. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Daly City asks state to probe fatal police shooting

Daly City officials have asked California Attorney General Rob Bonta to launch… Continue reading

Indoor dining at John’s Grill. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
State’s mask mandate to continue until June 15 reopening despite CDC guidance

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation California will wait until next… Continue reading

Officers stand beside a Mobile Command Center parked at U.N. Plaza in 2018 to combat crime and quality of life issues. (Michael Toren/Special to The S.F. Examiner)
Breed announces increase in police presence, community ambassadors in Mid-Market area

San Francisco will add more police officers to the Mid-Market area starting… Continue reading

International Bird Rescue helped save Bay Area birds that were contaminated by mysterious goo in 2015. <ins>(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)</ins>
International Bird Rescue marks 50 years of wildlife protection

Group established in wake of massive oil spill continues essential rehabilitation, research

Most Read