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BA Group
BA Group
BA Group passionately believes that effective parking planning, design and management is all about good urban design, economic development and the successful integration of transportation demand management considerations. We are very pleased to be working on many projects that achieve these critical objectives, including the following examples: • Port Credit & Lakeview District Parking Management Strategies; • Port Credit Marina Development concept; • City of Kingston North Block & Hotel Dieu Hospital Parking Studies; • Downtown Newmarket Parking Strategy; • North Oakville & Oakville Mid Town Parking Strategies; • Waterloo Regional Parking & TDM Strategy;• Waterloo Region Rapid Transit Station Area Parking Policy Study; • Waterloo Station Mobility Hub, Kitchener; and • York Region TDM Implementation Strategy. These studies will provide management and implementation plans to ensure that key goals and objectives are achieved in a timely manner.
Contact: BA Consulting Group Ltd.
45 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1K9
Phone: 416-961-7110
Fax: 416-961-9807
The Parking Network, Inc.
The Parking Network, Inc.
The Parking Network, Inc. (TPN) is a parking financial audit and review firm, specializing in all financial and operational aspects of parking. TPN’s main focus is using our experienced financial and operations audit staff to increase and protect parking revenue for our clients, while being a solid proponent and catalyst for the implementation of efficient and effective operational procedures and standards. TPN is an industry pioneer in the quality of its operational and financial reviews and its municipal tax program services. The Company’s extensive operational and financial reviews are unparalleled in the industry providing clients with in-depth analysis of their parking operation while educating clients on the industry and offering useful and innovative solutions. With over 50 years of combined parking industry experience, TPN is able to provide clients in industries including: commercial property owners, self operators, colleges & universities, municipalities, hospitals and medical centers, transportation and airports with standards of excellence and benchmarks appropriate to any type of operation.
Contact: The Parking Network, Inc.
6230 Wilshire Blvd. #1771
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 323-651-0462
Fax: 323-651-1047
Carl Walker, Inc.
Carl Walker, Inc.
The Seattle-Tacoma Airport Parking Structure provides parking for operations staff, passengers, and rental car companies. The 13,800- space, eight-level structure was constructed in 1970 and expanded in 1990 and 2000. The structural system varies with the first deck of waffle slab construction and the later decks post tensioned slab and beam systems. Waterproofing failure and wide-spread expansion joint problems dominate the restoration demand. The phased repairs of this current project include: • Removal and replacement of the deck coating system • Installation of a latex modified concrete overlay at the main drive lane of the 8th floor • Removal and replacement of expansion joints • Routing and sealing cracks in the slab • Epoxy injecting cracks in the slab • Removal and replacement of construction joint and cove sealants • Installation of supplemental floor drains The project team includes Carl Walker, Inc. and CKC Engineering.
Contact: Carl Walker, Inc.
5136 Lovers Lane, Suite 200
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49002
Phone: 269-381-2222
Fax: 269-349-0782
O&S Associates
O&S Associates
O&S Associates was founded in 1996 on the basis of multi-disciplinary parking design, restoration, and planning services. Our team members maintain a vast array of expertise and experience offering a diverse list of skill sets to our clients. As a result, O&S Associates has become synonymous with functional, innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective solutions that provide great value for our clients while providing reduced impact on the environment. With offices nationwide, O&S Associates employs personnel that offer a complete selection of parking industry services. No matter the requirements of your project or the disciplines necessary for its success, the O&S Associates team works closely with each client to promote an open interactive project management environment from conception to completion. We are proud to promote the fact that over 90% of our work is generated from satisfied, repeat, and referral clients.
Contact: Brian Bartholomew
145 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-397-1864
Fax: 201-488-7135
Walker Parking Consultants
Walker Parking Consultants
San Leandro Downtown Parking Garage – 384 space 4-level precast concrete garage and 2,000 SF office space on ground level - LEED Silver Certification by USGBC.
Phone: 800 860-1579
The Marlyn Group
The Marlyn Group
The Marlyn Group launched uDrive in May 2013, an end-to-end solution created for organizations in the parking industry. Through an online subscription, our customers have access to over 100 tools, templates and training modules for their Human Resources, Training and Operational needs, all customizable with the click of a button. uDrive is an affordable, user-friendly resource that continually grows each quarter at no additional cost to the subscriber, with unlimited users per subscription. Whether it be an organization that is growing at a rapid pace and needs systems in place to ensure success or a boutique operator that needs access to industry specific support tools, uDrive is the optimal solution. To take a test drive of the site, go to udrive.marlyngroupllc.com and select the demo option.
979 High Street, Suite 200
Worthington, Ohio 43085
Phone: 800 825-6310
Fax: 800 825-6310
DESMAN Associates
DESMAN Associates
Award winning National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) Parking Structure in Golden, Colorado is an open, five-level concrete frame with a steel roof canopy for the mounting of a photovoltaic (PV) array. It is an unique combination of an attractive structure that’s both affordable and high performing. It performs 90% better than a standard garage just built to code. Features energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and blends in with the natural landscape.
Contact: DESMAN Associates
20 N. Clark Street, 4th floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-263-8400
Fax: 312-263-8406
Phillips Parking LLC
Phillips Parking LLC
Phillips Parking LLC is quickly becoming the premier consultant in the Central Florida Market. Since December of last year they have been working with the Owners of the SunTrust Garage in Orlando to help them renovate the facility including: painting of the garage, removal of all the ground markings, re-striping the facility using a standard size parking stall, as well as repainting and graffiti proofing the stairwells. They have also audited the facility and assisted them in securing a new parking operator. Most recently they were awarded a consulting agreement with the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, located in the heart of downtown Orlando, representing a defining moment in Central Florida’s history. The destination will include two performance theaters, a community theater, outdoor plaza and performance space, rehearsal rooms, banquet space, administrative offices, educational facilities and future commercial development. They are now looking to expand their services to the entire Southeast Regional Market and have also formed an operating division to manage facilities as well.
Contact: Tom Phillips
Phone: 407-580-8757
Walter P Moore
Walter P Moore
Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus MiGo Garage (Multi-Modal Transportation Structure) – The largest garage in Buffalo, NY serving the medical community and “paving the way” for future development.
Contact: Walter P. Moore
1301 McKinney, 11th floor
Houston, TX 77010
Phone: 800 364-7300
Fax: 713-630-7396
The Consulting Engineers Group, Inc.®
The Consulting Engineers Group, Inc.®
(Parking garage Architect/Engineer/Parking Consultant) Lohan Anderson (Master Plan/Architect of Record) Power Construction (General Contractor) CityGate Centre is a vibrant mixed-use development located in Naperville, Illinois. Combining the best of city life with a prestigious suburban location, CityGate Centre provides premier opportunities for the most discerning business, retail, professional, and restaurant tenants. Located on a 31 acre campus, CityGate Centre’s master plan includes three parking garages totaling more than 3000 parking spaces. CEG is the architect and engineer of record for all three garages. The six story, phase one, garage was completed in 2008 and currently serves office, hotel, and retail clientele. The phase two garage, also six stories, has been permitted and awaits the start of construction. When completed, the three garages will combine for nearly one million square feet of parking serving the entire CityGate campus.
Contact: Greg Leean
Phone: 952.240.1101
TimHaahs
TimHaahs
America’s first zoo – recently opened the Centennial District Intermodal Transportation Center. TimHaahs worked with Pennoni Associates, BLT Architects, Urban Engineers and Johnson Mirmiran & Thompson on the 683-space parking facility, serving Philadelphia Zoo visitors, as well as the adjacent Centennial District. As one of Philadelphia’s largest cultural attractions, the Zoo has made an important commitment to the future of this important landmark, as well as an investment in the improvement and revitalization of the surrounding community. The $24 Million project will significantly benefit visitors, neighboring cultural attractions, and the Centennial and Parkside communities by making the areas near and around the Zoo safer for pedestrians and vehicles, while improving traffic flow and parking. TimHaahs provided parking planning and design, as well as full architectural documentation and structural engineering for the standalone parking facility. The facility also includes a pedestrian ramp overlooking the upgraded plaza for a higher level of service for families that visit the zoo. This facility recognizes the Centennial District’s anticipated future growth, as it will prove to be an integral part of the district’s revitalization and development.
Contact: TimHaahs
550 Township Line Road, Suite 100
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Phone: 484-342-0200
Fax: 484-342-0222
Larry Donoghue Associates
Larry Donoghue Associates
Automated Controls Fraud Detection Seminar Larry Donoghue, President of Larry Donoghue Associates, Inc. announced the development of another inexpensive and unique Fraud Detection Training Seminar. This newest Seminar relates to parking facilities that have automated revenue controls such as Pay on Foot, Ticket In/Credit Card Out, Credit Card In/Credit Card Out, Key Cards, Prox Cards, Transponders, Pay and Display, and Pay by Space. The Seminar utilizes an 80 page Training Manual prepared by Mr. Donoghue that describes in detail 35 of the most abusive forms of fraud perpetrated by Patrons, Employees, Vandals, and Professional Theft Rings. First, he describes the fraudulent action in detail. Then he recommends a cost effective defense that shows the Attendees of the Seminar how to detect and stop the fraud. Lastly, he suggests a frequency of making the audit check steps so that it isn’t done too often and needlessly waste money. Larry Donoghue’s e-mail address is: ldonogh@aol.com
Contact: Larry Donoghue
1550 N. Northwest Highway,Suite 334
Park Ridge, IL 60068-1433
Phone: 847-297-1180
Fax: 847-297-1103
CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc.
CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc.
The City of Philadelphia is seeking a buyer for the AutoPark at JFK Plaza, also known as the Love Park Garage due to the famous Robert Indiana LOVE statue located in the park. The facility is an 810-space underground garage located in the heart of Center City. CMA is part of a team headed by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), an international commercial real estate services firm retained by the City to assist with the RFP and sales process. CMA prepared detailed revenue and operating expense forecasts to support the City’s evaluation of potential offers for the facility, surveyed parking rates in the surrounding area, and provided varied guidance to JLL and City officials on the transaction. CMA assisted Charleston County with the transition of daily parking operations from cashiered to full automation (pay-on-foot) in two of its garages located in downtown Charleston, SC. A brief analysis was performed of current traffic patterns to include options for enhancing traffic flow within the facilities, as well as selected aspects of garage operations for the purpose of evaluating and improving existing parking sign systems for customer information and motorist and pedestrian wayfinding. CMA also identified preferred locations for pay-on-foot stations and recommended new signs and other informational materials to promote the use of the new automated systems. Swarthmore College is planning a mixed-use development, Town Center West (TCW), on College property adjacent to downtown Swarthmore. TCW will include a 40 room inn, meeting rooms of various sizes, a restaurant, and a campus store. It is intended to meet College needs and provide a link and support to the Borough’s commercial area. CMA has assisted the College with the planning and development process, working with a team of consultants. Since the development has mixed uses with different peak parking periods, a shared parking analysis was used to determine the most efficient number of parking spaces necessary to serve the development. Other issues addressed have included accessible parking, loading/unloading areas, and replacement of displaced on-street public spaces. At the same time, CMA is preparing a Parking and Transportation (P&T) Master Plan for Swarthmore College and coordinating it with the Campus Master Plan. Issues that affect Swarthmore, similar to other colleges and universities, are: • policies to govern the role of parking and transportation on campus; • parking displaced due to building construction; • balancing the provision of parking with sustainability goals and considerations for Transportation Demand Management; • levels of enforcement; and • the type and extent of access controls. Working with an advisory committee and senior College officials, CMA will complete the P&T Master Plan late in the summer to coordinate with the Campus Master Plan presentation to the Board of Managers.
Contact: CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc.
1600 Market Street, 26th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7219
Phone: 215-564-6464
Fax: 215-564-6472
Next Parking
Next Parking
Next Parking, the division of Next Realty that provides consultative services to the owners, developers and managers of parking facilities, has completed a consulting assignment in North Bethesda, MD. The assignment was to assist their client in determining the viability and pricing guidelines for developing and operating a 1,668-space structured parking facility to complement its development of a high-end mixed use development. The proposed development is located in the affluent North Bethesda market. In order to draw appropriate conclusions, Next Parking completed a three-part report on the state of the local parking industry: a market area survey of office properties within the trade area of the intended development in North Bethesda. a hotel rate survey amongst high-end hotels in the suburban Maryland (Bethesda-Chevy Chase) marketplace. a projected starting parking rate study for the area. Next Parking provides consulting reports and advisory services to clients across the country.
400 Skokie Blvd., Suite 800
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-881-2000
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