Columbus, Indiana, a city of 44,000 southeast of Indianapolis, is home to both internationally renowned architecture and the headquarters of Fortune 500 company Cummins, Inc. With new developments, a thriving restaurant scene, and several retailers with over 100 years in downtown, managing parking for an evolving Columbus became critical.
Nelson\Nygaard, in collaboration with Parsons Brinckerhoff, provided a detailed analysis of parking supply, policy, and management. We crafted a plan that opens up prized parking spaces for customers, while still balancing the significant needs of employees. Large employers were convinced to shrink their permits in the new Jackson Street garage. We also developed a policy on accessible parking, recommended street and garage circulation changes, and introduced transportation demand management concepts.
Completed in late 2013, Columbus is working to implement our recommendations, which include revamping the employee permit structure, adding on-street parking, and introducing limited pricing in the core downtown area.