Parking Garage Closures, Phase 1

Ohio Statehouse Underground Garage Renovation Project Begins May 13


The Ohio Statehouse Garage is a three level parking structure that was built in 1964.  The last restoration project was completed in 1993 during the Statehouse renovations. The parking garage is U-shaped with seven stair towers and four elevators located throughout. 


The garage provides parking for employees and visitors to the Statehouse and surrounding public and private sector office buildings, the cultural and arts offering of the Ohio and Palace theaters, and the many restaurants and gathering places of central downtown.  The garage services both daily and monthly parking customers, accommodating approximately 1,200 vehicles daily. 


In order to extend the life of the parking structure, a large-scale repair program will be implemented beginning on Monday, May 13, 2019.  This repair program will ensure the long-term structural integrity of the parking garage, allowing for many future years of use. 

During the repairs the garage will remain in service, however at a reduced capacity.  Approximately 25%, or 300 spaces, will be under construction throughout the entire project.  During construction, traffic flow will be maintained and access to each level will be provided.  The first phase of the garage will include structural repairs, mechanical and electrical systems upgrades, along with the addition of a new waterproofing membrane.  The entrances to the Rhodes Tower, Broad and High Street Elevators and Stairwells will be unavailable beginning on Monday, May 13, 2019

The second phase of the garage project will include upgrading the entry portals, the stair towers (penthouses), elevators and stairwells.

Garage renovations are to begin on Monday, May 13, 2019 with an estimated completion date of late summer 2020.

Updates on the garage renovation project will be provided periodically and can be found by visiting the Statehouse website at