Beckley Intermodal Gateway

Beckley Intermodal Gateway

There are 4 comments on the Register-herald.com story from Aug 30, 2009, titled Beckley Intermodal Gateway. In it, Register-herald.com reports that:

Beckley city leaders want to give the downtown a shot in the arm - a "BIG" one. Construction for the Beckley Intermodal Gateway , a downtown transportation and revitalization project, is slated to begin in early 2010.

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trying jesus

Beckley, WV

#1 Sep 2, 2009
Taxpayers shelled out how much for 40 more parking spaces and a new bus station?
The Dude

Knoxville, TN

#2 Sep 3, 2009
According to the document you posted the project hasn't even begun.

Right now, BIG is in the architectural and engineering phase, scheduled for completion in the latter part of the year. Hafley said that phase is about 30 percent complete. The project should be ready for construction bids Dec. 4. Local officials will have more opportunities to review work done and provide comments until then.

Phase 1 should be complete by spring 2011.

Phase 1 will include a two-level parking garage with 300 covered, lighted and secure parking spaces. If growth would spark a need for even more parking, as many as three other levels could be added to the garage later. The garage would be accessible from both Neville and Prince streets.

BIG will also include a civic plaza/public meeting space, which Hafley said would be an excellent spot for a farmersí market. Popular downtown events like Chili Night could be moved to this area.
BIG Let Down

Beckley, WV

#3 Sep 5, 2009
All the hubub over this project for the last however many years and its a parking garage. Booooo what a disapointment!
Beckley Businesswoman

Waxhaw, NC

#4 Sep 6, 2009
Isn't Parsons Brinkerhoff the company that spent more than $3 million building the new exhibition mine company store? The building Beckley got should only have cost half that.

Here's a story on PB's track record...

http://www.publicpurpose.com/ut-pblie.htm

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