Parking Studies

Pacific Highway Corridor Parking Facility Feasibility Study

PacificHwyCorridorPkgFeasStudy__SanDiegoCA

Description: The San Diego Unified Port District (SDUPD) owns parcels of property adjacent to San Diego International Airport that is occupied by various land-uses including the SDUPD Headquarters. The SDUPD had identified these properties as having potential for other type of land-uses that could serve the airport and the San Diego B Street Cruise Ship Terminal. Three land-use scenarios were identified that could accommodate public parking, rental car parking and operations, and truck staging areas that could result in a higher and better use of the properties.

Desman was retained to prepare research, studies and conceptual plans that included:

  1. A consolidated rental car facility (CRCF) for four rental car companies including a customer service building, quick turn around (QTA) and vehicle storage areas.
  2. Multi-level public parking facilities to serve the airport and B Street Cruise Ship Terminal with integrated shuttle bus service operations within one of the parking facilities.
  3. A combination of a multi-level public parking facility, as described above, and a commercial truck staging and security screening parking facility to serve the B Street Cruise Terminal.

Of the many challenges for the development of the parcels were the physical and regulated constraints because of the parcel locations adjacent to a major railroad corridor and its crossings, the impacts of a major highway bridging over some of the parcels and the height restrictions due to the airport’s runway.

Although DESMAN successfully negotiated around these constraints to accommodate the proposed developments the programs needed to be determined. DESMAN utilized information from the airport's Master Plan and other documents and determined the rental car program needed to accommodate the four rental car companies. This included determining the number of ready and return spaces, the number of vehicle storage spaces, and QTA needs. DESMAN also utilized existing data from the B Street Cruise Ship Terminal to forecast truck staging/security screening requirements by truck-type for up to three cruise ships being simultaneously outfitted.

The resulting programs were successfully accommodated with the exception of the rental car vehicle storage requirements. DESMAN provided a number of alternative CRCF scenarios that would allow for either a split campus for the four rental car companies or the accommodation of two or three of the companies.

DESMAN also researched customer service charges that were or planned to be implemented for the construction of CRCF at over a dozen U.S. airports and presented a case study for the financing of a CRCF at one airport.


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