Montgomery County in Maryland wanted to update both its Parking Lot District program and its parking requirements to ensure that the two worked together to promote sustainable, walkable, vibrant urban centers across the county.
Nelson\Nygaard defined a new series of parking benefit districts, in which parking revenues are directed toward the Parking Lot District program as well as congestion, transit, and downtown investment programs.
The new parking benefit districts called for a custom approach. Nelson\Nygaard developed a highly flexible regulatory framework that addresses the development complexities common to urban areas and those unique to the Washington, DC region. The framework offers a range of parking supply options as well as options to build outside of this range in return for providing financing or direct investments. The new framework also promotes public, shared parking between developments.