«Level G Associates is an independent company specializing in parking consulting services. Many public and private entities turn to Level G for ...»
Level G Associates is an independent company specializing in parking consulting services.
Many public and private entities turn to Level G for sensible solutions to a wide variety of
parking and transportation issues.
Our firm is organized to assist clients in the delivery of cost efficient parking projects and
services and our parking expertise is applied to a diverse range of services, including:
Parking Studies of all types;
Parking Management and Operating Guidance;
Parking Garage Feasibility Studies;
Shared Parking Studies;
Parking System Master Plans;
Parking Revenue Systems / Procurement & Implementation Assistance;
Parking Garage & Lot Functional Planning;
Maximum Parking Layouts;
Special Event Parking;
Valuation, Outsourcing, Sale / Lease Transactions;
Special Reports; and many other parking-related services.
These services have been performed to enhance the parking experience in Central Business Districts, Government / Courthouse Complexes, Airports, Hospitals, Rail Stations, Shopping Centers, and Universities.
Either independently or in cooperation with your staff, Level G will help you develop successful, well received, and cost effective parking solutions.
What you should know about Level G Parking Services:
• Principals at Level G have been instrumental in the planning and / or design of over 20 parking facilities over the past five years;
• Principals at Level G have prepared parking garage feasibility studies that launched Parking Revenue Bond Issues totaling more than $500 million;
• Level G projects and principals have received numerous awards, on both national and regional levels, in recognition of innovative and quality work.
Parking Master Planning / Operating Guidance Years of working with and helping to develop some of the most profitable parking systems in the United States enables Level G to offer superior operating guidance and master planning services. We are familiar with simple changes, use of new technology, outsourcing, internal controls, public / private revenue sharing, or other opportunities that can improve operating performance and boost the bottom line of your parking facilities.
For a reasonable fee, Level G Associates can conduct an evaluation of your parking system and offer a number of recommendations that will lead to improved net income, performance, and customer service.
On-Call Services As your “on call” parking consultant Level G will get to know your parking system intimately and become an integral part of your parking team while bringing experiences gained and lessons learned from other “on call” customers as well. Level G is the “on call”
parking consultant to a growing number of municipalities and agencies including:
These agencies rely on Level G for general advice and guidance with respect to the development of new or revised parking programs, parking policy, parking facilities, access and revenue control equipment, parking management strategies, parking impacts of redevelopment, and any other subject matter related to the development, operation, expansion, or improvement of the municipal parking system.
The resultant products of these assignments can include the preparation of evaluations, analyses, spreadsheets, memoranda, special reports, parking layouts, or other such plans and documents that enable the agency to institute programs or make specific and informed decisions regarding a broad range of parking issues.
Parking Facility Functional Planning
Principals at Level G have designed, or participated in the design of numerous successful parking facilities, many of them parking structures. We believe that the key to successful parking design is to understand that the facilities are not for cars -- they are for people.
We have prepared functional plans for parking garages on all types of sites -- L-shaped, triangular, narrow, and sloped as well as sites with rock, water, wetlands, historical and cultural resources, environmental issues and other challenges. We have designed plans for garages that span over streets, railroad tracks, buildings, steam tunnels, culverts, and major utility corridors. These designs include single helix plans, double helixes, flat floor, circular ramps, speed ramps, d’Humey layouts, and many other variations. Our thorough understanding of parking garage planning principles enables us to generate great and innovative functional plans on any site.
Parking Garage Feasibility Studies When assurance is needed that a parking garage project is properly sized and positioned to be successful, a feasibility study is warranted. Parking projects often require a significant outlay of precious capital resources. Therefore, a feasibility study needs to be accurately conducted, without bias, by individuals with a proven track record of successful parking garage programs. Level G has such a track record.
The president of Level G is Mr. Gerard Giosa, a nationally recognized parking professional with over 30 years of experience in the parking and transportation industry.
A copy of his resume is enclosed.
Mr. Giosa has conducted numerous parking program and parking garage feasibility studies. The following is a partial listing of parking garages constructed based on
functional plans or feasibility reports prepared by Mr. Giosa:
Redevelopment Studies Level G Associates (LGA) and its principals have conducted detailed parking evaluations for large and small redevelopment projects. Many of these employed shared parking models that were custom designed by LGA. The goal of these evaluations is to not overdevelop the parking supply, a mistake that has placed undue burden on other projects and central business districts where straight parking formulas and inappropriate minimum parking standards have been applied.
We believe that minimum parking standards, especially in a downtown environment, are often overstated and that the overabundant parking supplies being created by these
standards are extremely wasteful and inefficient from a number of perspectives including:
land use; aesthetics; economics; and the environment. A Level G parking program seeks efficiency by recognizing existing parking resources, parking management strategies and shared parking.
The following are a few examples of redevelopment projects where Level G Associates played a key role in parking program analysis and development;
HELDRICH CENTER / ROCKOFF HALL (NEW BRUNSWICK)
Representative List of Clients The following is a partial list of government or other agencies that have engaged Level G
or its principals to conduct parking studies:
United States New Brunswick (NJ) Parking Authority Morristown (NJ) Parking Authority Bloomfield (NJ) Parking Authority Jersey City (NJ) Parking Authority Bergen County (NJ) – DPW Passaic County (NJ) Improvement Authority City of Long Branch, NJ Town of Dover, NJ Town of Newton, NJ Borough of Somerville, NJ Pompton Lakes (NJ) – Business Improvement District New Jersey Transit City of Hartford, CT Town of Windham, CT City of St. Petersburg, FL City of Worcester, MA Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Lower East Side (NY) – Business Improvement District Village of Garden City, NY Village of Patchogue, NY Town of Islip, NY Town of Oyster Bay, NY Town of Brookhaven, NY Village of Freeport, NY City of Long Beach, NY Canada
This 605 space parking deck was financed with Recovery Zone Facility Revenue Bonds issued by the New York City Capital Resource Corporation in December 2010. The garage opened in August 2012 and was delivered under budget in a design – build format. Level G conducted the parking garage feasibility study as part of the due diligence process and was retained by the owner to serve as owner’s agent to set up the garage operating program and to provide input during construction.
De Hart Street Parking Garage / Epstein’s Redevelopment Morristown, New Jersey
This 791 space parking deck was completed in 2008 and is part of the award-winning Epstein’s Redevelopment project. The garage is equipped with an array of photo-electric cells on the roof that generates much of the power to illuminate the garage at night. It also contains an advanced access and revenue control system that includes pay on foot stations and in lane, cashier-less, credit card payment technologies.
Downtown Parking Study & Parking Management System Patchogue, NY
Project Description The recent revitalization of downtown Patchogue, NY is a local success story and is becoming a model for downtown redevelopment on Long Island. This revitalization, however, has attracted additional cars into the downtown area that have put pressure on the public parking supply. Level G conducted parking studies that measured and classified the downtown parking issues then crafted a parking management plan designed to alleviate these problems. The parking management plan includes changing parking time limits, creating employee parking zones, and the installation of parking meters along Main Street and other areas where parking space turnover needed to be improved.
Level G also worked with the Village to implement the program including meter procurement, public outreach, signage, and coordination.
Third & Valley Redevelopment South Orange, New Jersey
During negotiations with the selected redeveloper of this major downtown redevelopment project, the Village asked Level G to test the feasibility of the redeveloper’s parking proposals including their proposed sizing and operation of an accompanying 500+ space parking deck. Equipped with Level G’s input and custom designed shared parking models the Village and Redeveloper were able to reach agreement on a redevelopment parking program that was fair and equitable to both parties.
Fort Belvoir Medical Center Parking Garage Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Fort Belvoir Medical Center opened in 2011 to become the primary replacement facility for the aging Walter Reed Army Medical Center. It will be a completely new facility to be built using the latest construction technologies and housing some of the world’s most advanced medical equipment. The facility will be flanked by two 1,000 car parking garages. Level G worked closely with the design team’s architects and structural engineers to formulate the parking structure functional plans – developing efficient pedestrian & vehicular circulation patterns, column grids, ramping systems, and parking space layouts.
Jelin Street “Wellness” Parking Deck / Redevelopment New Brunswick, New Jersey
This mixed use redevelopment project includes a 1,275 space parking garage, a 62,000 square foot Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Wellness and Fitness center (including an aquatic center), and a 49,000 square foot Fresh Grocer Urban Supermarket. This project is strategically located to serve RWJ hospital, the downtown rail station, and is part of a program to eventually replace older parking authority facilties.
The project will eventually be connected to the rail station via overhead walkways. Level G conducted the feasibility study that included detailed shared parking models and financial projections. The project is under construction and scheduled for completion in 2013.
Route 17 Rail Station Parking Garage Ramsey, New Jersey
Project Description - This 1,290 space parking garage was completed in 2004 and is conveniently situated adjacent to a Route 17 interchange providing direct vehicular ingress and egress routes. The garage serves a new rail station that was simultaneously constructed. The project provides both local and regional transportation benefits: it alleviates chronic parking and traffic problems in neighboring downtown business districts that have become overburdened by commuter parking, and; by providing express rail service to Penn Station – New York, this “smart growth” project shifts commuters from road to rail thereby reducing overall regional vehicle miles driven.
Parking Increases via Re-Striping Bergen County Community Services Facility Paramus, New Jersey
Project Description At least 50 additional on site parking spaces were needed in order to accommodate the relocation of a large County department to the Community Services facility in Paramus.
We developed the above re-striping plan which increased the capacity of the main lot from 160 to 220 parking spaces within the same perimeter footprint – an increase of 60 spaces or 37.5%.
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center Parking Deck Paterson, NJ
This mixed use project includes a 657 space parking garage, 55,000 square feet of office space, an 8,000 square foot restaurant, 4,200 square feet of grade level retail space, a 14 story residential tower, a 45,000 square foot Barnes & Noble bookstore, and a pedestrian promenade providing a direct link between the project and the New Brunswick train station. Level G’s feasibility study included detailed shared parking models that were used to predict the ebb and flow of parking demand and the resulting revenue from the diverse users of the deck.
The garage opened in 2011 and is situated north adjacent to the New Brunswick train station servicing both NJ Transit and Amtrak trains along the northeast corridor and is proximate to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Rutgers University, and Johnson & Johnson’s world headquarters.
Downtown Parking Study / Elizabethtown Plaza Parking Deck Elizabeth, New Jersey