After six months of planning, discussions and public meetings, the Alpharetta City Council has resolved on which of two sites to build a new downtown parking deck: It will build on both sites.
The city will spend an estimated $8 million constructing two decks totaling 355 spaces west of Main Street.
The first parking facility to be built, the Milton Avenue deck, will be a three-level structure on the south side of Milton west of Roswell Street. The city acquired the land last year and will soon demolish a vacant strip center there. The deck is to be started this fall and opened in 2018. Parking will be free.
The other lot, the Old Roswell Street deck, will be inside the triangle formed by Milton and Roswell and Old Roswell streets. Its spaces will be largely at or below grade so the upper level can be used as a public gathering space. It is to be started after the Milton deck opens. Parking will be free but time-limited to discourage all-day parkers.