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Scranton Parking Authority | Connell Garage

Connell Garage

Scranton, PA


Scranton Parking Authority
Scranton, PA

Design Professional

Burkavage Design Associates



This project involved demolishing an existing, three-story parking garage and reconstructing a new 250 space, four-story, 75,000 square foot parking garage that includes retail space on the ground level.


  • Demolishing a building that was sandwiched between two brick buildings. One building facade was limestone: through a facade analysis, the structure was deemed unstable. Concern about existing materials falling on to public areas.
  • The new garage site was surrounded by seven, separately deeded and operating buildings.
  • Budgetary challenges.


  • Placed anchors and mesh over the entire face of the adjacent building. Monitored throughout the course of the job to be sure there was no movement.
  • Utilized smaller excavators in the beginning of demolition to remove sections next to adjacent buildings. Once done, standard demolition took place.
  • Coordinated the emergency egress for all surrounding properties due to fact that construction obstructed or partially obstructed for a time. This involved numerous meetings with property owners and managers.
  • Utilized the value engineering process. Worked closely with the architects, engineers, and owner to meet budgeted price.


  • Pre-cast filigree planks were topped with concrete, while the front façade consisted of precast concrete panels and an aluminum curtain wall system. Access to higher floors was achieved by installing two stair towers and an elevator.
  • The facility is completely self sustained with an automated parking control device system which allows it to be unmanned.