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portation. The Core Companies received
the GreenTRIP Program Platinum award
for Sparq because of its willingness and
openness to look at transportation in a
Sparq is analyzing alternate ways to
address the parking needs of the downtown urban core. "We want to start to move
towards a walkable city layout," Enders says.
"Tenants have the option for onsite parking
as well as access to rideshare programs and
numerous forms of public transportation
within steps from their front door."
The Core Companies' goal is to create a
better community with each property it
develops. With Sparq currently under construction, Enders says he is most proud of
the interaction the company has had with
the neighbors. "I go on a weekly, sometimes daily basis and talk to the neighbors
adjacent to us, those a couple blocks away
and to current homeowners to give them
updates on the project and we send out
construction updates," he adds.
"We let them know of any upcoming
road closures or if there is a major construction activity occurring in the near future
so that we can help them go about their
daily routine," Enders continues. "Keeping
everyone involved helps make the process
go a lot smoother. That's probably not
something people realize until the end of
a project, but being proactive has been a
good learning experience."
Sparq's greatest amenity is the surrounding neighborhood, Enders says. "It has the
best nightlife, coffee shops, fitness centers,
art studios and restaurants," he says. "We
really love the SoFA area and want Sparq to
tie into, and enhance the existing vibrancy
of the community."
Klaus Multiparking is pleased to partner with The Core Companies to provide cost-effective
mechanical parking systems for Sparq. This partnership provides residents of Sparq with cost-effective
and secure on-property parking.
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