COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark Corna, president of Corna Kokosing, announced winning the contract for the new $20 million parking structure at Easton Town Center.
Corna said the Gramercy parking garage in Columbus, which will be fully completed in 2013, remains on schedule to partially open before the end of 2012.
"Easton is such a success that it is crowded all the time," said Mark Corna of Corna Kokosing. "This new parking structure will provide shoppers access to parking closer to where they want to shop."
Corna added the new garage will have 1,050 spaces, an increase of 600, plus a walking bridge connecting shoppers to Macy's. To accommodate customers and project plans, Corna said his team, based in Columbus, incorporated creative scheduling.
"We begin our concrete pours at 4:30 a.m. to avoid competing with the traffic from the people who are coming to visit Easton," Corna said.
Mike Girouard, estimator for Corna Kokosing's Gramercy parking garage project, added, "I think we bring an understanding of what it takes to work in this environment, minimizing the impact to the retail business, avoiding disruption to their operations."
Corna Kokosing was one of three contractors involved in constructing the original Easton Town Center back in 1998, and Corna is honored to be back for this newest addition to Columbus and central Ohio.
"Our relationship with Easton goes all the way back to the beginning, and we are really delighted to be involved now with the new parking garage and to continue to serve that ownership," Corna said.
About Corna Kokosing Construction Company: Corna Kokosing Construction Company, a division of The Kokosing Group, is a full-service construction manager/general contractor specializing in healthcare, education, manufacturing, office and retail markets. The Kokosing Group employs more than 3,500 associates throughout central Ohio, with annual revenues of $800 million.
SOURCE Corna Kokosing