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Center Street Parking Garage Reconstruction Project

The City of Berkeley's new Center Street Parking Garage, located in Downtown Berkeley between Milvia Street and Shattuck Avenue, opened November 2, 2018. 

Please note that the Center Street Garage closes at 8 p.m. every day due to pandemic-related restrictions in service. For information on current parking rates and other information about the City's municipal garages and parking lots (including the Center Street Garage), click here.

Make parking reservations at the Center Street Garage using Parkmobile!

Using the Parkmobile website, you are now able to reserve and pay for hourly and event parking at the Center Street Garage before you go, so there's a space reserved for you when you arrive. Parkmobile currently provides pay-by-phone services at all of the City's on-street parking meters. 

To reserve parking using Parkmobile: 

  1. Visit the Parkmobile website at https://parkmobile.io and click on the "Reserve Parking" link at the top right of the page. In the app, go to the "Reserve" tab at the bottom of the screen. 
  2. Search for "Berkeley, California," and indicate the desired beginning and ending times of your reservation at the top of the page. 
  3. Click the "Reserve" button for the Center Street Garage in the left hand panel. 
  4. Log in to your Parkmobile account (to create an account, click on the link to Sign Up). 
  5. After your purchase is complete, you will be able to view or print your parking pass. The pass includes a QR code, so you can use the pass on your phone to gain entry to the Garage.
  6. Once you arrive at the Garage, simply scan your parking pass at the entrance, and then park your car! 

CSG Parkmobile Reservation    CSG reservation Parkmobile app

The Center Street Garage is located in the heart of the City’s Downtown Arts District and close to a variety of restaurants, retail and office uses, educational institutions, and mixed-use commercial and residential buildings. These include, along Addison Street, the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Aurora Theatre, California Jazz Conservatory, and the Freight & Salvage Coffee House; Berkeley City College on Center Street; and within a few blocks, the Berkeley YMCA, Mangalam Centers, Hotel Shattuck Plaza, Berkeley Public Library, an array of restaurants, shops and banks, numerous office buildings, and Berkeley City Hall/Civic Center and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.

The new garage includes eight levels of public parking and numerous public amenities. The Garage has a total of 720 parking spaces, including 18 accessible parking spaces on the second floor; the new garage operations "hub" (including offices, a break room, restrooms, and supply room); retail spaces and an art gallery; secure self-park and valet bicycle parking for up to 350 bicycles; a phased implementation of up to 20 electric vehicle charging stations; and two tire inflation stations. The garage is designed as a “double helix” parking ramp structure with perpendicular parking spaces on inclined ramps. Vehicles may access the garage on both Center and Addison Streets, at flexible entrances that allow for multiple entry and exit lanes as determined by demand.

The former garage, located on this same site, was built in the late 1950s and seismically unsound. The 60-year-old facility had 440 parking spaces on five levels, vehicle access from Addison and Center Streets, about 1,600 square feet of ground floor retail facing Center Street, office space for garage operations, and a public restroom. Center Street Garage

Construction Gallery

Week 1: July 25-29, 2016

CSG Week 1 Overhang Removal     CSG Construction Week 1: 2nd Fl Office Demo

Overhang removal   



Second floor office demolition


CSG Construction Week 1: Parking Sign Dismantling    
Dismantling of "parking" sign    


Week 2: August 1-5, 2016

CSG Construction Week 2: Demo Lv 1-3    CSG Construction Week 2: More Demo
Demolition of Levels 1-3   Further demolition of all levels


Week 3: August 8-12, 2016

 CSG Construction Week 3: Crushing Equipment    CSG Construction Week 3: Trucks
 CSG Construction Week 3: Stairway Demo    
 Week 92: April 23-27, 2018  
 Center view 1 Center view 2
Center street view  
 Addison view 1  Addison view 2
Addison street view  


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