Downtown Salt Lake City and the Sugar House area are home to an increasingly younger and diverse population that prefers more dynamic and walkable neighborhoods. To achieve a livable and economically viable future, the City has invested significantly in its downtown core and the Sugar House neighborhood with new mixed-use developments and unprecedented investments in transit, bicycle, and pedestrian infrastructure.
Nelson\Nygaard helped Salt Lake City operationalize many of the parking principles established in previous planning efforts, collected and analyzed existing data, and identified key opportunities for improvement in both study areas. Through a comprehensive data collection effort and stakeholder outreach process, we created a phased package of strategies to improve the parking experience, including prioritizing improved public/private management of parking facilities. The City is currently advancing implementation of several aspects of the study.