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500 South Main Garage

Visionary approach delivers savings

Project Facts

Location Las Vegas, Nevada
Owner City of Las Vegas
Capacity 750 spaces


Walter P Moore masterfully reconfigured plans for this parking garage, which sits in the heart of downtown Las Vegas’ Symphony Park master planned development. The 500 South Main Garage still delivered sustainable features, increased the garage’s space count and improved accessibility—but at a lower cost to the city.

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About the project

The new design for this structure utilized an express ramp and one-way internal traffic system, which resulted in a more efficient and user-friendly garage to serve the Las Vegas City Hall and surrounding retail as well as overflow parking for Smith Center for Performing Arts events.

With numerous site constraints including railroad tracks, a Federal building, high voltage power lines, and a water/power station, along with a gas line directly under the building, team communication was critical. As design team project manager, Walter P Moore made certain close design and construction collaboration typified team interaction.

The precast concrete structure includes a pedestrian bridge that connects to Smith Center. To meet the city’s Green Initiative, the team included electric vehicle charging stations, provisions for photovoltaic cells (solar trees) on the roof, and an energy efficient lighting system.