The City of Vallejo envisioned a revitalized waterfront that included a mix of uses and pedestrian-oriented design. To achieve this vision, a new parking garage was constructed to consolidate ferry commuter parking, freeing up surface lots for development. In doing so, the City needed to manage both waterfront and downtown parking demand, and to develop parking policies that supported development within Vallejo. In addition, the City wanted recommendations on management and technology options for the new garage and parking system to minimize any negative impacts on users, downtown businesses, and nearby residents.
Nelson\Nygaard completed a system-wide study of current downtown and waterfront parking conditions to help guide both short- and long-term action. We suggested strategies such as a variable on-street and off-street pricing scheme to manage both the supply and demand for parking while maximizing its efficiency and convenience. The recommendations included a paid parking system (Parking Access and Revenue Control System) at the waterfront and new parking garage as well as long-term parking management strategies that are both commuter-specific and retail-specific.