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The Marlyn Group
The Marlyn Group
Imagine a world where your recruitment process is seamless and predictable, employees are productive and the training resources you need to prepare your workforce for their jobs are right at your fingertips. With over 37 years of parking industry experience, we have walked in your shoes, understand your challenges and offer solutions to meet them head on and make your life easier. Through consulting services and uDrive, your online parking resource for customizable tools, templates and training programs, we work with you to tailor the solution that best meets your needs. Take the first step towards resolving your HR, Training & Operational challenges today at marlyngroupllc.com.
979 High Street, Suite 200
Worthington, Ohio 43085
Phone: 800 825-6310
Fax: 800 825-6310
Tim Haahs The Philadelphia Zoo
Tim Haahs The Philadelphia Zoo
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 is 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 stand-alone 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: Megan Leinart
550 Township Line Rd., Suite 100
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Phone: 484-342-0200
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
DESMAN Associates
DESMAN Associates
Boston University New Balance Field and Parking Facility is a state-of the-art, women’s field hockey facility with a 350 space, 2 level, pre-cast concrete parking facility beneath the turf field. DESMAN provided Parking Consulting and Structural Engineering services for this innovative mixeduse project completed in May of 2013. This multi-program, mixed-use facility is an example of a truly innovative and successful planning and design process that has resulted in a creative and efficient use of urban space. The physical appearance of the facility expresses the enthusiasm of a world class collegiate sporting venue while the building also addresses a critical parking demand on a major university in an urban environment. The project closely followed LEED guidelines and the Green Garage Certification Handbook created by the Green Parking Council and was the winner of the 2014 NPA Innovative Sustainability Project of the Year: Green Practices.
Contact: DESMAN Associates
20 N. Clark Street, 4th floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-263-8400
Fax: 312-263-8406
CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc.
CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc.
Customers in both the public and private sectors have retained CMA recently to provide solutions for their parking, transportation and access management needs. These projects have ranged from casinos to mixed use developments to parking asset monetization. Examples of client types and services have included the following: • for a consortium proposing a casino and entertainment venue in a center city, parking supply/demand PROJECTIONS, management and operations plans for patron and employee parking; • for a university in the Northeast, an implementation plan to address transportation system enhancements and bridge the gap between existing conditions and campus master plan goals; • for a private transportation company, preparation of RFP and PROPOSAL evaluation documents, participation in interviews and ranking of transportation services providers; • for several institutional clients, valuation of parking assets and advice on monetization; • for a mixed-use development with participation by a public authority,parking supply/demand and financial projections; • for a university parking and transportation department, facilitation of a team building and management workshop; • for an institutional client, assessment of existing practices and preparation of a fleet management strategy; and • for a private garage owner, advice on contracts and assistance with an RFP for a parking operator.
Contact: CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc.
1600 Market Street, 26th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7219
Phone: 215-564-6464
Fax: 215-564-6472
Walker Parking Consultants
Walker Parking Consultants
Walker was the Prime Designer of this parking structure that serves City of Industry car pool and van riders, as well as parking for Foothill Transit patrons. There are convenient bike racks, security cameras and emergency blue phones. Sustainable elements include 18 electric vehicle charging stations, energy efficient LED lighting throughout the structure and “green screens” on the facade. The parking structure was designed to handle the load of future rooftop solar panels. The design embraces the materials and themes of the neighborhood and includes a large art mural. This cast-in-place post-tensioned concrete parking structure has 622 spaces on 5 levels and offers 200 marked Metrolink parking spaces on top level.
505 Davis Road
Elgin, IL 60123
Phone: 800 860-1579
Carl Walker, Inc.
Carl Walker, Inc.
The twin, 22-story buildings are located along the Chicago River in downtown Chicago. Adjacent to Chicago Union Station, the buildings were constructed directly above the railroad tracks and platforms. The multi-year project required careful phasing to maintain pedestrian traffic flow to and around the building during construction. The restoration included waterproofing repairs, installation of new planters, paving, and lighting systems, and additional green space and seating along the riverfront property. Complexities: • Leaking in occupied space below, including the railroad tracks and passenger platforms • Diesel engine exhaust fumes from trains in work space • Multiple permit applications and coordination with Amtrak/Metra operations • Isolated but significant structural distress • Unforeseen buried conditions • Difficult drainage conditions • Maintaining construction schedule with waterproofing materials sensitive to temperature and moisture during application Project team: Carl Walker, Inc., structural engineer; Daniel Weinbach & Partners, landscape architect; KJWW Engineering Consultants, electrical/ plumbing engineer; Takao Nagai Concrete Restoration, contractor.
Contact: Carl Walker, Inc.
5136 Lovers Lane, Suite 200
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49002
Phone: 269-381-2222
Fax: 269-349-0782
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.
Performance Monitoring is TPN’s newest technology-driven solution. The Performance Monitoring program was developed to improve the traditional audit process thus creating a more real-time, ongoing collaboration between the owner, operator, and the auditors. By gaining remote access to your current parking equipment, we provide an in-depth analysis on current and future operations, protecting and increasing parking revenue, as well as providing guidance and experience to consistently improve operations. Performance Monitoring is the absolute evolution of the audit process at a fraction of the cost of the conventional parking facility audit. PM is specifically designed to focus and provide an immediate positive impact and continual improvement of your parking operations by delivering succinct reports (monthly, quarterly, or annually). PM is changing the way audits are being conducted!
6705 W. Hwy 290, Suite 502/290
Austin, TX 78735
Phone: 866-454-1950
Fax: 866-454-9122
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
International Parking Design City of Santa Monica Structure #6
International Parking Design City of Santa Monica Structure #6
A stunning addition to the Downtown Santa Monica streetscape, the recently completed Parking Structure #6 incorporates a dynamic façade with lightreflecting triangular panels carefully crafted to direct sunlight into the structure. Weaving through the panels, a ‘cascading stair’ provides everchanging views of the city and nearby ocean as visitors ascend and descend to and from the upper levels of the structure. Located on each level is an additional pedestrian orientation element in the form of a ‘red carpet’ which provides a visual clue for patrons. The site also includes 7,000 SF of retail space, 30 electric vehicle charging stations, an enclosed bicycle area, and storage space for the Farmers Market. As Architect of Record for this award-winning design-build project, International Parking Design (IPD) developed numerous plan layouts to explore various circulation and ramping systems, and to optimize the rooftop photovoltaic array. Integrating requirements from ‘The City of Santa Monica Green Building Design and Construction Guidelines,’ the project received LEED® Gold certification. Awards/Recognition: • National Parking Association (NPA) Facility of the Year • Design-Build Institute of America Western Pacific Region (DBIA WPR) Merit Award • American Concrete Institute (ACI) Outstanding Achievement & Excellence in Concrete Construction • International Parking Institute (IPI) Category I Award of Excellence • LEED® Gold Certified
14144 Ventura Blvd., #100
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Phone: 877 IPD-PARK
Walter P Moore
Walter P Moore
Walter P Moore provided Parking Design Services, Structural, Civil,and Traffic Engineering services for the University of Houston (UH) Garage 1A. Dedicated to staff and student parking, the new 1,500-car garage connects to the existing Welcome Center Garage at the roof level and creates a new campus entrance. Though the over-riding goal was to park as many cars as seamlessly as possible, key design aspects focused on safety/security, flexibility, operational efficiencies, and sustainability, featuring: • Efficient 333 sf per space • Dual central ramp system for balancing the vehicular throughput needs of the garage • Contiguous ramp improves wayfinding for both pedestrians and vehicles • Distinct access points for students and faculty • Automated Vehicle Identification (AVI) to maximize vehicular throughput • Oversized areas for bicycles and motorcycles with dedicated access • Lighting occupancy sensors to reduce carbon footprint • Roof-level bridge to existing garage eliminated the need for additional pay stations
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
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