News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 6, 2012

Greencastle plans downtown parking garage; parking will be free


Associated Press

GREENCASTLE, Ind. — Officials expect work to start next year on a nearly $3.6 million parking garage near a small central Indiana city’s courthouse square.

Plans are for the two-story, 150-space parking garage in downtown Greencastle to be built on a spot that now includes a surface parking lot and a vacant lot a block from the Putnam County Courthouse and a few blocks from the main entrance to DePauw University’s campus.

The Banner Graphic reports that about $3.3 million for the project is coming from a state and federal grant and $300,000 from the Greencastle Redevelopment Commission.

Architect Bill Browne says the garage’s limestone and red brick facade is designed to fit in with the older buildings in the city’s downtown. Public parking in the garage will be free.