Heavy ice will close the parking garage at 5th and Main streets tonight in MainStrasse Village. Here is the Main Street entrance to the garage, as it looked in November.
COVINGTON, Ky. - Attention visitors to MainStrasse Village: The parking garage at Fifth and Main streets that is part of the partially constructed RiverHaus Apartments complex will not be open tonight.
Frigid temperatures have turned the massive puddles of water in the garage that formed with the weekend rain into ice, and developer Flaherty & Collins Properties decided that it wasn’t worth the risk to have people driving and walking in the garage, its local representative told the City today.
With warmer temperatures expected Tuesday, the developer said he hoped the garage would be open again to drivers at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The complex is still under construction, but Flaherty & Collins had worked out a special agreement with the City in November to allow free parking on a temporary basis from the hours of 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and all day Sundays. Vehicle owners are required to remove their vehicles by 5 a.m. each day or risk being towed, so as to avoid any interference or inconveniences with the ongoing construction.
Access to the garage was from the Main Street side.
RiverHaus, located at 501 Main St., will bring about 190 luxury apartments, retail space, and a two-story parking garage to the City-owned property and a nearby parking lot. About 100 spaces in the garage will remain open to the public, with the rest reserved for residents.
Ground was broken in December 2017, and the first phase of its residential development is scheduled to be finished in summer 2019.