Jeramey Jannene
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Unveil Arena Parking Garage

New garage to include tailgating, fast exits, glassy stairways and direct arena access.

By - Oct 31st, 2017 03:51 pm
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11 thoughts on “Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Unveil Arena Parking Garage”

  1. Mike says:

    Good. Now we can finally all agree that milwaukee needs no more parking.

  2. Call Bunk on Leah says:

    No pricing for event parking? Must be too horrendously expensive to list.

  3. David says:

    Yes…. no more parking garages please. Enough!. BTW…. I’m wondering what the city/team plans to do with the surface lots that are currently used for staging equipment and trailers. I have a feeling the team will make a play to keep them surface lots. The city needs to pressure them to develop.

  4. Andrew says:

    Mike and David, I didn’t realize that parking garages were in abundance to the point of being a soar spot for people, can you help me understand why you guys feel this way?

  5. DK says:

    Andrew, I can’t speak for Mike and David, but generally I find parking structures to be horribly ugly, an afterthought for architects. It’s like they don’t consider the aesthetics of it, or how a hulking structure looks from a pedestrian’s point of view. How many people in Milwaukee realize that the building on the southeast corner of Mason and Water is a parking structure? Probably not many, because the architect did such a good job of making it look pleasing and unobtrusive.

  6. K says:

    DK,

    Trust me, Architects don’t consider these an after thought. They are almost always budget driven. Since parking garages are rarely profitable, they have extremely low budgets. First thing to go when a contractor brings in pricing on parking garages are the aesthetically pleasing,decorative elements.

  7. “For the Bucks, one of the biggest selling points for the garage will be how fast and easily one can exit after a game. When completely full the Bucks are projecting that the garage will empty within 30 minutes, a 15 to 30 minute improvement over similarly sized garages.”

    Aren’t the Bucks also banking on having throngs of fans stick around to spend money in their entertainment mall. Will this just make it easier for suburbanites to avoid “scary” Milwaukee by popping off and back onto the expressway in a heartbeat?

  8. Tyrell track master says:

    Oh great, another parking garage. At least this one appears to have some asthetic merit, but why not at least put retail on the ground floor and try to hide it a a bit?

  9. @Tyrell – “Along the first-floor the six-level garage is wrapped on two sides by commercial space. The south and north sides of the garage contain a combined 23,226 square feet of gray box space awaiting a future build out. The Bucks have not announced any tenants for those spaces yet.”

  10. Andrew says:

    Thanks for the perspective on parking garages downtown from many people. I went to a show at the riverside with a pre show stop at swinging door saloon and really focused on them while walking around downtown. I was surprised to notice more than I realized were there, but did not seem as prolific or an eye soar as people mentioned. Compared to other downtowns of cities, like Philadelphia, it did not seem Milwaukee was excessive. Maybe just the cost of having a downtown?

    Regarding Milwaukee Native: I think it is trying to appeal to as many fans. Those that want to get to the game and leave back to their suburbs are welcome to do so quicker, those that want to stay and enjoy the surrounding amnenities can and perhaps they could park further away for cheaper I imagine?

  11. dan says:

    Complete eye sore. Blocks a chunk of the arena’s curved wood design and matches none of the surrounding architecture or arena. FAIL

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