St. Thomas High School officials broke ground last week on what will likely be the most monumental garage in the long history of Houston secondary school parking. A 6-story, 433-space parking structure designed by Kirksey will rise at the southeast corner of the school’s Memorial-and-Shepherd campus. It’ll replace this dirt lot southwest of Granger Stadium and just north of Shepherd, allowing other parking areas on campus to be redeveloped. A couple rendered views of the finished product, some portion of which will likely be visible from Shepherd:
The view to Shepherd Dr. from the site:
The facility is supposed to open next year. But St. Thomas isn’t the only local parochial — or otherwise saint-affiliated — school driving in this direction: A 5-level garage on the (further out) Memorial Dr. campus of Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart (shown here under construction) is scheduled to open this semester. And an unnamed St. Thomas official passes on rumors to the Houston Press‘s Richard Connelly that Incarnate Word Academy and St. John’s both have plans to get in on the high-school-garage action.
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