Brighton DDA Explores Stairway Possibility between Chamber and North Street
Any stairway constructed could be a temporary fixture if plans proceed with the parking garage.
The Brighton Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is currently exploring the possibility of building a stairway linking the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce with downtown Brighton through the recently demolished 121 North Street property.
Whether or not the stairway is actually built depends on the price because it could be a temporary fixture, according to DDA and Community Development Director Matt Modrack.
The 121 North Street property was originally purchased and demolished with the intent of building a parking garage in that location. Modrack said that plans for the structure could still go forward in a few years.
The lowest bid on the project was for $8,000 from Vantage Construction. The project has not been awarded yet, with DDA members asking Piet Lindhout of Lindhout Associates Architects to negotiate and work out final additions, such as lighting.
Modrack said a stairway would be a good use of the space in the meantime, by linking more than 200 parking spaces between the Chamber and adjacent church to downtown Brighton.
What do you think? Would you like to see a stairway between the Chamber and downtown Brighton?