Parking Study

December Parking Meetings

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Meetings on December 11-13, 2018 are canceled.
Due to the snow storm, we are canceling the parking meetings this week - all four meetings listed below will be rescheduled for January 15-17 (exact dates TBD).
  • CANCELED  Manchester – Dec. 11, 6:00 PM, Plant Zero (Zero E. 4th St) - Facebook Event 
  • CANCELED  Scott’s Addition – Dec. 12, 8:30 AM, Dominion Payroll (3200 Rockbridge St #300) – Facebook Event 
  • CANCELED  Carytown – Dec. 12, 6:30 PM, 2810 (2810 E. Cary St) – Facebook Event 
  • CANCELED  Downtown – Dec. 13, 6:00 PM, Main Library (101 E. Franklin St) – Facebook Event

Meeting Materials & Survey

Check back here on December 17, 2018 for meeting materials and a link to the survey for Libbie/Grove/Patterson, Six Points/Brookland Park Blvd, and The Fan. Join our email list here so you get an email when we post the materials and survey.

June Parking Meeting Materials

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Brookland Park Blvd/Six Points
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Existing Conditions Data: 
DESMAN's key findings from existing conditions: public assets have additional capacity to support non-public uses, standardization of curbside stalls would make utilization more efficient, large scale development of multi-unit housing could overwhelm supply
Carytown
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Existing Conditions Data: 
DESMAN's key findings from existing conditions: off-street public and private parking is underutilized, residents depend on on-street parking because there are limited alleys, maximizing curbside creates “sightline” issues 
Downtown
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Downtown includes: Jackson Ward, Monroe Ward, Central Office District, Capital District, VCU Health, Biotech, Shockoe Slip, and Shockoe Bottom) 

Existing Conditions Data: 
DESMAN's key findings from existing conditions: consistent pockets of high demand on weekends and weekdays in Jackson Ward, supply-side solutions in Downtown may be cost-prohibitive, intensity of demand in Shockoe Bottom suggests the area is reaching a crisis point 
Libbie/Grove/Patterson
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Existing Conditions Data: 
DESMAN's key findings from existing conditions: maximizing curbside creates “sightline” issues, shared use parking could alleviate some pressure, no blocks operating at or over capacity on weekdays 
Manchester
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Existing Conditions Data: 
DESMAN's key findings from existing conditions: demand along Semmes is spilling over onto adjacent blocks during weekdays, some “hotspots” are just successful projects that take an entire block without providing supply onsite, now is the time to start proactively setting policies to support continued development 
Scott's Addition
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Existing Conditions Data: 
DESMAN's key findings from existing conditions: stall definition and enforcement need to be examined, large lots offer potential for shared parking, many blocks operating consistently near or over capacity
The Fan
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Existing Conditions Data: 
DESMAN's key findings from existing conditions: residential presence drives demand, significant under-utilization of off-street parking presents immediate opportunity, proposed solutions must incorporate support and promotion of multi-modality because it’s not realistic to build more parking, value assignments could improve turn-over

Other Parking Study Materials

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The City has hired DESMAN to develop a Parking Study for seven areas of the City. Below you will find documents related to the creation of this study. 
  1. Intro Flyer: This 2-page flyer has background information about the Parking Study. Uploaded on March 1, 2018 
  2. February 20 Planning Commission Presentation: This presentation was given at the City Planning Commission on February 20, 2018. It provides a detailed summary of the process that DESMAN will follow to develop the Parking Study. Uploaded on March 1, 2018 
  3. Parking Study RFP: The original RFP that was issued on March 26, 2017 seeking contractors to bid on the work. Issued on March 26, 2017 
  4. 2009 Downtown Parking Plan: This plan developed in 2009 is a draft plan that was never officially adopted by the City. Uploaded on March 1 2018