A new parking garage is being proposed in Gettysburg.

A three-story structure with parking for 192 vehicles is on the agenda for consideration during the borough’s Historic Architecture Review Board (HARB) meeting Wednesday.

The 78,400-square-foot “open parking deck” would be “constructed on site of several existing residential dwellings” at 688-690, 696-698, and 700-702 S. Washington St., according to the agenda. The area is near WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital.

“Conditional demolition” approval was granted Dec. 2, 2011, according to the agenda, which lists Jacqueline White as the owner and PJ Martin Engineering & Core Design Group as the owner’s agent.

“Exterior finishes are brick veneer, pre-cast concrete heads, keystones, sills and accents, pre-finished aluminum exterior doors and curtain wall systems, and a painted steel covered entrance with standing seam metal roof,” according to the agenda.

The proposal also includes a vestibule, elevator, two stair towers, and an electrical room, according to the agenda.

HARB’s meeting, open to the public, is scheduled Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the borough hall, 59 E. High St.

Certificates of appropriateness are required for projects in the borough’s historic district. HARB’s role is entirely advisory; it recommends whether the borough council ought to grant such certificates.

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