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Kingsdale Parking Lot Partially Closed for Construction of New Parking Deck

Construction Expected to be Completed Before Thanksgiving

Ensuring sufficient public parking for the new Bob Crane Community Center has been a top priority throughout the planning stages of the Kingsdale Shopping Center and surrounding area. As initial design concepts for below ground or additional surface parking become unlikely, the City of Upper Arlington began exploring alternative options. Adding a parking deck to the north end of the Giant Eagle Market District parking lot, which would provide a total of 310 parking spaces on two levels, emerged as the most ideal solution.

To facilitate this project, two-thirds of the parking lot in front of the Giant Eagle Market District will be closed starting in April 2024. This closure is necessary to ensure the safety of visitors and construction workers during the building process and will continue until late fall.

While this construction may cause some inconvenience, the new parking deck will greatly enhance parking availability and convenience for visitors to the area. The project includes the addition of more than 120 net new parking spaces, bringing the total public parking around the Bob Crane Community Center to nearly 950 spaces. This includes designated ADA spaces and spots for visitors with mobility challenges.

During the construction period, drivers will still be able to access the parking lot from the traffic light at Northwest Boulevard. However, visitors will need to drive around the construction site to access parking. For drivers coming from the north or west, we encourage you to access Giant Eagle from the traffic light at Tremont Road and Milden Road for easier access.

Alternative parking options visitors can use during the construction:

  • Surface parking lots on the west side of the Kingsdale Shopping Center
  • Parking garage located in the Kingsdale Mixed-Use Development, accessible from Ridgecliff Road
  • Visit during non-peak shopping hours – mornings, late evenings
  • Consider walking, biking, or carpooling to help reduce traffic congestion

Although there will be some disruption over the next few months, our ongoing efforts to enhance parking safety and convenience in this area will further establish the Kingsdale Shopping Center as the heart of Upper Arlington’s community gatherings.

For additional details on the Bob Crane Community Center, click here.

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