A consultant's feasibility report says a one- or two-story structure could be built above the Wallace Parking Deck in downtown Chapel Hill.
The report shows the deck's original 1991 design, which was always meant to support a 10,000 to 12,000 square foot addition, is still valid. The probable cost of construction would run $200 per square foot. (That's $2 million for the math-challenged.)
Kidzu, the children's museum on Franklin Street, wanted to move into the old post office space around the corner from the parking deck. That's not going to happen, given the needs of the court system that shares the building. But they'd probably go for the deck space, though they say they also have a site in Carrboro they're looking at.
Town Council member Bill Strom leads the committee that received the feasibility study this week, and he and the other two members present Thursday are Kidzu fans. But deciding what goes up there goes beyond the committee's scope.
"The council's gonna have to sort this out," Strom says. "The possibilities are endless."