For immediate release: August 10, 2018

Metro to close south parking garage at Huntington Station slated for demolition

Effective today, Metro announced the south parking garage at the Huntington Station on the Yellow line will be closed indefinitely in preparation for demolition.

The south garage is the oldest of the station’s three garages and has reached the end of its useful life. The facility is scheduled for demolition in the summer of 2019 to coincide with a platform rehabilitation project that will temporarily close the station next year.

While working on the garage this week to determine how best to proceed with demolition, engineers identified areas of concrete that under certain conditions could come loose. No structural concerns were found; however, in the interest of public safety Metro has decided to close the garage to parking. The south entrance and pedestrian walkway to the station will remain open.

Parking has been restricted to a portion of the garage since 2015, following structural inspections.

Additional parking is available for customers in the middle and north garages that can easily accommodate the approximately 300 spaces that will be affected. All cars currently parked in the south garage must be removed no later than 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2018.

Metro is currently developing concepts for reconfiguration of the Metro-owned properties at the south entrance that includes a rebuilt garage. Once those concepts are completed and approved, an implementation plan for rebuilding the garage will be finalized.