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E. Luke Greene to handle parking deck demolition at Charlotte Douglas

CHARLOTTE — Charlotte Douglas International Airport is spending more than $800,000 to demolish two parking decks, according to Mecklenburg County’s online building permits database.

The airport’s website says the East and West parking decks are being razed to make way for a new, $120 million, hourly parking deck, on which construction began in November of 2011.

The demolition permits, issued Dec. 19, are valued at $475,000 apiece. E. Luke Greene Co., of Strawberry Plains, Tenn., is the general contractor for the demolition project, according to the county database.

With demolition on the West parking deck set to begin Jan. 14, the deck will be closed for good Wednesday, according to the airport’s website. Demolition is expected to take about a month.

The East parking deck is expected to remain open until spring, when it will also be closed and demolished, according to the airport’s website.

Plans call for the new deck to be built by November 2014. It will have seven stories, 4,000 public spaces and 3,000 spaces for rental vehicles. The project also involves new rental-vehicle facilities and a service area for rental vehicles.

It is unclear who the general contractor for the new parking deck and car rental facilities is, as Charlotte Douglas officials weren’t immediately available for comment.

GUION can be reached at payton.guion@mecktimes.com, (704) 817-1344 or on Twitter at @paytonguion.

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