Winter Garden has chosen FINFROCK to build its new $8.1 million downtown parking garage, but don't look for it until summer of next year.
"Winter Garden has a lot of festivals" from fall to spring, said Gail Kroll, the pre-cast, pre-stressed concrete builder's vice president of marketing. So the city elected to have it installed during the slower summer months.
So it will be next June or July before the four-story garage with 523 parking spaces is erected on the site of the city's current parking lot near the splash pad and farmers market, she said. It should be completed by August.
On-site erection of the structure, which is fabricated at the company's factory in panels and then trucked to the location on flat-bed trailers, is expected to take about a month to complete.
FINFROCK, which has its factory in Apopka, is a vertically integrated concrete panel company. Everything from design and engineering to construction and installation is done in-house.