Penn Street Parking Garage/Office Area

120 South Penn Street
(Constructed 1995)
210,000 Square Feet
Fire Box 13-93


The Penn Street Garage is a ten level pre-cast open air parking facility of fire resistive construction. The ground level houses a tenant space occupied by the Medical School. Mechanical and electrical equipment rooms are also located on the ground level.

The facility has a wet pipe sprinkler system in the tenant space and managers areas. Manual dry pipe standpipes with fire department 2 1/2 inch hose connections are located within each stairway landing plus two other locations within the garage. Fire department connections are located on Penn Street and Pratt Street sides of the building. Knox FDC caps are installed on the fire department connections to prevent vandalism.

Portable fire extinguishers are located throughout the facility.

One enclosed and one open stairway, plus ramps provide sufficient exiting capacity.

An interior fire alarm system consisting of manual pull stations, audible/visual devices, smoke & heat detectors, sprinkler water flow alarms and valve supervisory switches transmits a signal to the Pine Street Police Station.

Fire department suppression equipment has access on all sides of the structure.

The south-east portion of the first floor has been finished as an office facility. This space has exiting to the east and south. The fire alarm system for the garage also includes this space.

A Knox Box has been installed next to the annunciator panel with keys for elevators, mechanical areas, electric areas and fire alarm panels to be used by the fire department as needed. A Knox Box has also been installed on the exterior of the building at the Penn Street vehicle entrance with a key for the roll up door when the garage is closed. A key for the Knox FDC is also located in the Knox Box.

This facility is classified as business and parking garage.