Pratt Street Garage (Athletic Facility)

620 W. Pratt Street
(Constructed 1976)
348,090 Square Feet
Fire Box 13-29


The Pratt Street garage is a pre-cast concrete fire resistive construction parking structure with three below grade and eight open air above grade parking levels, with a Athletic Facility (Gym) on the top level, which is a Class "C" Place of Assembly. The gym area is limited to 240 persons at any given time, and due to structural design, dances and other similar functions are prohibited.

An interior fire alarm system with manual pull stations has been installed throughout which transmits a signal to the Pine Street Police Station.

A dry pipe sprinkler system has been installed in the below grade portion of the garage with water flow alarms and valve supervisory switches interconnected to the fire alarm system. Two manual dry standpipes with 2 1/2 inch fire department hose valves have been installed in the stairways at each level. A fire department connection is located on the Pratt Street side of the building at the SW corner of the building. Knox FDC caps have been installed on the fire department connection to prevent vandalism.

Fire department suppression equipment has access on the east, south, and west sides.

Two stairways and ramps provide exit capacity for the gym and garage.

Portable fire extinguishers in "break plastic" front cabinets have been installed through-out.

This building is classified as a storage facility.