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As the University of California, Irvine continues to expand and thrive, demand for parking on the main campus for faculty, staff and students is increasing. To address the growing demand, UCI selected Watry Design to assist them in evaluating the feasibility and phasing for the construction future parking structures.

The Watry Design team is assisting the University in studying seven different sites across campus. As part of the study, the team is assessing current and future campus parking demands, conducting detailed traffic analysis for the potential new garage sites, and providing recommendations on implementation of new parking garage development.

The Watry Design team is working closely with UCI stakeholders to explore how future development on the main campus will impact the long-term supply and demand for parking, and which sites offer the best opportunities for adding structured parking to satisfy that demand in a way that conserves precious land resources. 

Through weekly meetings, the team is gathering initial preferences and input regarding each of the project sites, discussing options, and sharing preliminary findings, site constraints, and site design concepts under evaluation.

For each of the seven study sites, the Watry Design team is preparing concept studies to include traffic analysis, pedestrian and bike connectivity and conceptual parking garage plans, along with grading, drainage and landscape concepts to reflect campus design standards. Finally, a detailed cost estimate is prepared to help the university budget and prioritize each site independently.

Project Details

  • Owner: UCI Parking Programming and Planning Studies
  • Project Status: In progress

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