LS3P ASSOCIATES LTD. was selected to design an efficient, cost effective, 1,400-car parking structure with 12,000 SF of ground level retail that would serve Bank of America employees, satisfy urban design issues, address immediate context, and achieve a LEED® rating. The urban, irregular two-acre site is surrounded on three sides by public streets, a new light rail line, and new cultural landmarks, the TWC Arena and ImaginOn.
Given the large number of vehicles in the parking deck, a complex system of computerized signage and gating is used for the parking deck to function efficiently at all times The helix design provides quick ingress/egress and hides a cistern that collects rainwater for irrigation onsite. The deck provides 5% preferred parking for hybrid or zero-emission vehicles. Bicycle racks with adjacent showering room encourage alternative means of transportation. A second phase will add residential housing.