The Parkade, a Downtown Spokane landmark is back and better than ever. The facility which calls itself "Spokane's original parking garage" has stood at 511 E. Main since 1967 when it was built for $3.5 million as part of a private renewal project to service the Downtown core of Spokane.
The facility was acquired by a group of investors with local ties in late 2020 and has since underwent extensive repairs, renovations and upgrades to the entire building and its operating systems. The management is partnering with local businesses on a validation program for reduced parking during dining, attending events or working at local restaurants and bars in the evenings and weekends.
A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned to celebrate the grand re-opening of The Parkade on Friday, October 6th with a ribbon cutting ceremony planned for 1pm. Among many individuals planned to be in attendance is Ann Martin, daughter of Warren C. Heylman who was the original architect of The Parkade. Food trucks will also be serving at the site that day from 11a-2p.