The parking garage that will house the North Market's Bridge Park venture in Dublin is about 40% finished and is slated for completion in late spring or early summer, according to Matt Starr, Crawford Hoying's executive vice president of development.

The garage, at the corner of Longshore Street and Tuller Ridge Drive, is for the most part complete, Starr said.

Work is underway on the interior space on the first floor that will serve as home for the North Market.

North Market Development Authority executive director Rick Wolfe said the market, 6750 Longshore St., will open in the summer in about 35,000 square feet of space on the floor of the adjacent garage.

The market space, Wolfe said, is nearly the same size as the Short North location.

"It's a great space for us to do business," he said.

The space will have a high ceiling, with merchants on the perimeter and seating in the center, he said. Some of the merchants will have outdoor counter space, he said.

"You're not going to feel like you're pulling into a parking garage," Wolfe said. "You're pulling into a market."

The garage is projected to cost $19.7 million, Starr said. An additional $5 million in construction cost is for outfitting the first floor of the garage for the market.

The market will be open seven days a week, Starr said. The second floor of the garage will include 140 spaces that will be dedicated to market visitors.

The garage will have 650 parking spaces total, Starr said. The garage is expected to serve the North Market, as well as 125,000 square feet of office space, 45,000 square feet of retail space, 43 condos and 140 apartments.

Crawford Hoying is in the process of marketing both residential and retail space, he said. Hagerty Insurance will have 42,000 square feet of office space. The company will ultimately have 200 people employed in the building, Starr said.

Crawford Hoying is still marketing the balance of the office space to other tenants.

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