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To alleviate parking shortages at Silicon Valley's airport, Mineta San Jose International Airport elected to pursue a three-phase transformation of its long-term economy lot that will ultimately provide up to 6,000 additional stalls. The Hensel Phelps | Watry Design team was selected to deliver Phase 1 of the project, which features a five story garage sited on the southwest corner of the economy lot.

Utilizing the experience and trust earned from the under budget/ahead of schedule delivery of the ConRAC and Public Parking Structure across from Terminal B, the design-build team implemented a milti-facet approach to meet an aggressive schedule.

Pre-cast concrete was selected to shorten construction time. This necessitated fast-tracking and phasing the structure's design in order for pre-cast fabrication to begin as soon as possible.

When completed, the garage will house 1,150 stalls and provide a direct connection to the Airport shuttle system in order to expedite travel to the terminals. A plaza will feature public art and provide passengers with a pleasant gateway to the airport. To minimize impact and redesign of the existing lot, the drive aisles were aligned to the existing ones on-grade. Additional entry and exit lanes will be added to improve traffic flow and prevent bottlenecks.

Project Details

  • Owner: Mineta San Jose International Airport
  • Contractor: Hensel Phelps
  • Project Status: Construction
  • Parking Stalls: 1,150
  • Levels: 5
  • Total Sq Ft: 338,672
  • Sq Ft per Stall: 297