Grand Center Construction Alternate Routes
Several highly anticipated projects in Grand Center are currently underway! Street closures are not expected, however the construction process will create some traffic delays. For your convenience during this time, we are suggesting alternative traffic routes for patrons attending events at the Fox Theatre and Sheldon Concert Hall and Galleries (see map at left for routes, click to enlarge). Suggested parking for events is on the lot behind Third Baptist Church or at the Scottish Rite parking garage. More details about each project are below.
Fox Parking Garage Construction
The Fox parking garage is taking shape over the past 2 months as construction progresses from east to west. Prefabricated panels are arriving at the site daily to be hoisted into place by the massive 250 ton crane. The garage is still on pace for an April completion. But as with all winter construction, progress will depend on cooperation from the weather.
By accommodating more than 600 vehicles, the garage will provide convenient and safe parking for patrons of all Grand Center venues. Features will include wide driving lanes, three elevator cars in 2 locations; three staircases; two entrances and exits from Washington Ave. and one in the alley adjacent to the Grandel Theatre.
Sheldon ArtWalk, Plaza and Parking Lot Construction
Construction is underway at the Sheldon Concert Hall and Galleries on their section of ArtWalk, a pedestrian walkway and plaza, and renovations of the parking lot on the west side of Sheldon facilities. Sidewalks and front entrances to the building are open. Limited parking is still available on The Sheldon's west lot during construction. Additional parking is available at meters along Washington Blvd., Olive Street and North Spring Ave., as well as at the Scottish Rite garage on nights when the Fox Theatre has a performance.
Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Ben Gilmartin, the plaza and walkway will connect The Sheldon with Public Media Commons to the south and Washington Boulevard to the north. The walkway is The Sheldon's portion of ArtWalk, linking several visual arts institutions in Grand Center. The plaza will feature a large vertical garden on the west wall of The Sheldon's facilities, and a new sculptural sign and video blade will be installed on Washington Boulevard.