New downtown parking garage nearly complete


City of Sumter Construction Manager Michael Geddings said wall and floor structures of the Downtown Parking Garage are complete and crews are currently doing underground draining work.

Concrete slabs will be poured on the second floor of the garage by the end of July and slabs for the first floor will be poured by the end of August, he said.

Geddings said construction is expected to be complete by Thanksgiving. He said it's a pretty simple project.

The parking garage will have 205 parking spaces - some spaces will be designated for guests of the Hyatt Place hotel on Main Street.

Once the garage is complete, Geddings said an additional floor could be added as the downtown area continues to grow.