For the most current information on the Metrolink Parking Structure, please visit OCTA's website by clicking here.
Project Update June 16, 2016
At their June 14 meeting, the Orange City Council approved a cooperative agreement with the Orange County Transportation Authority for the building of the Metrolink Parking Structure to be built at Chapman and Lemon.
The agreement designates OCTA as the lead agency for the construction, and clears the way for them to begin the process of selecting a firm to build the structure. With the designs finalized, and a firm chosen, construction of the 611 space structure can begin. We hope to break ground on the project before the end of this year.
Once the construction dates have been finalized, we will provide an update on temporary alternative parking locations that may be used while the structure is being built.
Project Update February 29, 2016
The City is in the final planning stages for the construction of a 611 space parking structure to be built where the municipal parking lot now stands at the corner of Lemon St. and Chapman Avenue in Old Towne Orange. The structure, which is being built in partnership with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), will have five levels, two underground and three above ground.
OCTA will be leading the construction efforts which includes the project and construction management.
At their January 12 meeting, the Orange City Council approved the Parking Structure Project Mitigated Negative Declaration as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). It is expected to be presented for consideration to the OCTA Board of Directors at their March meeting. These steps pave the way for the process of soliciting Bids for a firm to handle the actual design and building of the structure.
Steps still to come:
Revising the funding agreement with OCTA.
Completion of a Parking Management Plan for the structure.
Request for, consideration of, and awarding of bids by design/construction firms for the project.
Consideration and award of the contract for design/construction by OCTA and the City.
It is our hope to break ground on the Structure in early 2017.