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Kickoff Phase 2 of Commercial Parking Standards Project | News Release | City of Alexandria

screen-shot-2017-01-30-at-3-11-53-pmIn 2014, City Council directed staff to review the city’s parking standards and propose an update that reflects current parking demand and market trends. Changes in automobile ownership and increases in alternative transportation methods support a multi-phase review to the City’s parking requirements.

Phase 1 of this project focused on multi-family residential parking standards and completed in April 2015 with the adoption of updated parking requirements for multi-family residential buildings.

Phase 2 of this study to be led by the Departments of Transportation and Environmental Services and Planning and Zoning , will evaluate and propose recommendations for updated commercial parking standards for new development, including office, hotel, retail, restaurants, and mixed use developments. Similar to Phase 1, the Parking Standards for New Development Task Force will review background material and parking data collected at commercial sites throughout the City and provide input on potential recommendations for updated parking standards.

To kick-off Phase 2 of this project, the City invites the public to hear parking and transportation expert, Todd Litman, speak on parking trends and management strategies. Mr. Litman is the director of the Victoria Policy Transport Institute, which is an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative solutions to transport problems, and author of Parking Management Best Practices. He will be discussing changes in commercial parking trends and ideas for how to manage parking more efficiently.

Please join us for this exciting event! Date & Time: Monday, February 6, 2017, 7-9 PM Location: City Hall – Council Chambers, 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 Transit: City Hall is accessible by DASH bus and the King Street Trolley from the King Street Metro Station. Visit http://www.dashbus.com and www.wmata.com and for more information.

Parking: Parking is available in the Market Square Parking Garage which can be accessed from N. Fairfax Street. On-street, metered parking is also available around City Hall.

This event is approved for 2.0 AICP CM credits!

For additional information about the Parking Standards for New Development Study please visit alexandriava.gov/ParkingStudies or contact Katye North katye.north@alexandriava.gov.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail Geralyn.Taylor@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.4084 (Virginia Relay 711).

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