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Slideshow image for Mineta San Jose International Airport Economy Lot Parking Garage

Photography by Lucas Fladzinski

Slideshow image for Mineta San Jose International Airport Economy Lot Parking Garage

Photography by Lucas Fladzinski

Slideshow image for Mineta San Jose International Airport Economy Lot Parking Garage

Photography by Lucas Fladzinski

Slideshow image for Mineta San Jose International Airport Economy Lot Parking Garage

Photography by Lucas Fladzinski

Slideshow image for Mineta San Jose International Airport Economy Lot Parking Garage

Photography by Lucas Fladzinski

To alleviate parking shortages at Silicon Valley's airport, Mineta San Jose International Airport elected to pursue a three-phase transformation of its long-term economy lot that will ultimately provide up to 6,000 additional stalls. The Hensel Phelps | Watry Design team was selected to deliver Phase 1 of the project, which features a five story garage sited on the southwest corner of the economy lot.

Utilizing the experience and trust earned from the under budget/ahead of schedule delivery of the ConRAC and Public Parking Structure across from Terminal B, the design-build team implemented a multi-facet approach to meet an aggressive schedule.

Pre-cast concrete was selected to shorten construction time. This necessitated fast-tracking and phasing the structure's design in order for pre-cast fabrication to begin as soon as possible.

The garage houses 1,150 stalls and provides a direct connection to the Airport shuttle system in order to expedite travel to the terminals. To minimize impact and redesign of the existing lot, the drive aisles were aligned to the existing ones on-grade. Additional entry and exit lanes were added to improve traffic flow and prevent bottlenecks. Sustainable features include infrastructure for future EV charging stations, and structural capacity for future solar panels.

Project Details

  • Owner: Mineta San Jose International Airport
  • Contractor: Hensel Phelps
  • Project Status: Completed 2021
  • Parking Stalls: 1,156
  • Levels: 5
  • Total Sq Ft: 341,600
  • Sq Ft per Stall: 296