By Catherine Reagor | Arizona Republic
Arizona’s biggest parking garage is going up in the middle of Phoenix in one of its oldest shopping centers — Park Central Mall.
The 10-story parking garage with 551,000-square-feet space will have more 2,000 spaces for the new $100 million Creighton University medical school, apartments, restaurants, office tenants and another hotel.
Construction is scheduled to start on a Hilton Home2 Suites/Tru with 207 at Park Central later this year.
Park Central, built in 1957 at Central and Earll avenues, has been surrounded by asphalt parking lots. Sometimes the lots are more than half empty, since the former mall’s big retail tenants such as Dilliard’s moved out more than 20 years ago.