Parking Structures

A view of buses and cars on the streets of Downtown East Lansing.

East Lansing Parking Plan Aims for Walkability

East Lansing wants to ditch some of its surface parking to encourage economic activity and walkability.

April 20, 2023 - Spartan Newsroom

Los Angeles

L.A. Reimagines Parking for New Uses

In famously car-centric Los Angeles, developers and city officials are changing the way they view parking space, opting instead to allocate the space to more effective uses.

February 3, 2022 - Commercial Observer

Third Street Promenade Santa Monica

Businesses Oppose Conversion of Parking Structure Into Affordable Housing

Business owners in downtown Santa Monica have filed a lawsuit opposing the city's planned replacement of a parking structure with housing, despite city studies showing that the city's downtown parking supply far exceeds demand.

November 16, 2021 - Vice News

Parking Garage

Planning a More Sensible Future for Parking

The urban landscape could change significantly as cities and transportation systems evolve. Planners are envisioning what that would mean for parking and what decisions need to be made now.

March 8, 2019 - Digital Trends

Empty Parking Garage

What Happens If Parking Structures Become Obsolete?

An architect makes the case for future-proofing new parking garages so they can easily shift to other uses in a future with fewer cars.

August 5, 2018 - Fast Company

500 Kirkham Street

Both Sides of the Parking Spectrum

Examples from California and Texas exemplify two extremes in thinking about parking.

February 26, 2018 - Socket Site

Parking Sign

Seattle-Area Park and Ride Costs Soar to $100,000 a Space

Charged with adding over 8,500 stalls, Sound Transit is facing rampant costs that call its park and ride strategy into question.

September 15, 2017 - The Seattle Times


Transit Up, Parking Down in Seattle

Facing an affordability crisis, Seattle is betting on dense, walkable development. The transition away from guaranteed parking promises to be no easier here than elsewhere.

December 16, 2016 - The Seattle Times

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