Better Parking

If there is such a thing :-)

The PSU Quarterly Journal on Urban Development (I got it by e-mail, I have not yet found a link) has an interesting article on underground, multi-block parking development (PDF, 1.9M). The virtues of this form of parking are:

  • It’s underground and out of sight.
  • It’s more efficient from both a floor-plate and construction cost point of view (especially with Portland’s 200 foot blocks.
  • By aggregating supply for multiple land use types, the result is less overall parking because the peak demand periods are complementary.

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