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Acadia Square - Phase 3:   Underground Parking Garage

The idea of having an underground parking garage simply came from the realization that if I was going to have a busy downtown core and make it believable I had to address the parking issue and there was frankly no way I was going to sacrifice a significant amount of real estate on a layout this small just to park cars.

Several buildings I have lived in over the years have had underground parking. It is a must-have in the city. And actually I have joked with some of the guys on the nScale.net forum that there are also two levels of underground shopping mall under there as well. I mean, when you think about it, it's a ramp and a door. Everything else is up to your imagination.

The underground parking garage is the foundation under the five buildings that make up Acadia Square and started life as a piece of picture matte.

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With the buildings removed from the base I removed the base from the table and cut for the ramp. The roll-up door was installed, side walls for the ramp and the area was painted. I also at this time lined and painted the sidewalks and terrace area.

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The next task was to cut into the table to clear the ramp. I marked the foam and cut it out. Here is where we see the real benefit of working from a plan. The hole in the table had been cut when the table was built - long before there was even foam on the layout. It lined up perfectly. Finally, I installed the fence over the parking garage door.

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Lastly I cut out the curb for the ramp entrance/exit, touched up paint on all the sidewalk and terrace area, weathered it and installed the base back onto the layout. I set the buildings in place and here we have four photos of the finished project.

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This completes Acadia Square - Phase 4. Please use the links below to navigate to another page in this series.


Overview
Phase 1
Phase 2
Phase 3
Phase 4