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Parking Magazine: Parking That Does More With Less

Original Source:  "Museum Place: Parking That Does More with Less" by Matt Davis, for Parking Magazine, December 2017

Image of Renderings courtesy of Steinberg Renderings courtesy of Steinberg

Museum Place, a unique high rise, mixed-use development in San Jose, California, will feature open office environments, residences and a luxury hotel in addition to an expansion of The Tech Museum, retail space and a street café.

Right Sizing Parking

Developer Insight Realty wished to explore ways to right-size parking while still providing a sufficient amount for its diverse user base. Typically office and residential users do not share parking well, however they are complementary from a shared use perspective because their peak demands are offset.

Sustainable Solution

The solution is a full valet operation that utilizes mechanical lifts to add additional parking capacity within the same space as a traditional parking system. Users will drop their cars off at one of three different valet stations that cater to residents, office workers and hotel guests. Valets  park vehicles based on user group and duration of stay for the most efficient use of available parking resources. 

This program will reduce emissions created by idling and circling vehicles and utilizes volume to provide sufficient parking without increasing the parking footprint or building a deeper basement.

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Owner: Insight Realty

Design Architect: Steinberg

Contractor: Level 10 Construction

Parking Planner: Watry Design, Inc.

Parking stalls: 1000

Levels: 3

About the Author

Matt Davis has been creating parking solutions for almost 15 years. He has worked on over 50 parking projects and is a certified Parksmart Advisor. In addition to delivering projects to satisfied clients, Matt’s projects, such as the Tustin Metrolink Station Parking Structure and the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Parking Structure, have received recognition from the International Parking Institute and other associations. An active participant in the International Parking Institute and the Pacific Intermountain Parking & Transportation Association, Matt has penned and spoken on a number of industry topics, such as Healthcare Parking as the First Line of Customer Service, Green Parking, Transit Parking Best Practices, the Future of Parking, Retrofitting Parking and Right Sizing Parking.

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