West Pike Street Parking

WEst Pike Street Parking facility

AAC or Associated Architectural Consultants, PLLC is a collaboration of WYK Associates, Inc. and Ralph Pedersen Architect founded in 2004, this partnership combines the unique strengths of two local architectural firms to provide design and planning services for projects in Clarksburg and Harrison County.

This project consisted of the demolition and abatement of all the long-vacant, dilapidated buildings in the 300 block of West Pike Street, one of Clarksburg’s main downtown thoroughfares. A historical study of these buildings was completed and reviewed by the State Historic Preservation Office prior to demolition.

Underground utilities and new storm water management created an unencumbered site for 126 parking places on two levels. The upper level entered from Traders Avenue is covered with translucent panels creating a “band shell.” Lower level entry is from Pike Street. Concrete retaining walls, decorated brick pillars, accessible stairways, easy maintenance landscaping, programmable lighting, user friendly electronic parking fee collection, and stamped asphalt paving create accessible parking. The facility’s design complements all the adjacent properties, both historic and modern. A variety of outdoor activities are easily held here, enhancing the city’s economy and livability.