Parking Garages Fuel Demand for Transit

As demand for parking at transit nodes has increased, developers have looked for ways to make their garages more 'green'.

""Forty percent of the projects we're doing right now involve planning and conceptual design of parking in transit-oriented developments," says Dave Rich, director of business development for Rich & Associates, a parking consultant based in Southfield, Mich.

"Any parking garage nowadays that we're involved in from a design standpoint balances constraints of a budget with the desire and philosophy of a green building," says Rich, whose firm designed the Blue Cross Blue Shield garage in downtown Detroit, one of the first parking garages to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council."

Thanks to Frances Cunningham Ritchie

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