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Tri-Rail Station Parking Garage

Kimley-Horn created a master plan and design-build criteria for a parking garage at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport Tri-Rail Station.

Kimley-Horn developed a master plan and prepared a design-build criteria package for a new 400+ space parking garage at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport Tri-Rail Station.

Kimley-Horn conducted the Tri-Rail Parking and Circulation Study to identify existing and future parking needs at Tri-Rail Stations and to develop a staged parking improvement implementation plan. As ridership growth occurred, adequate capacity and efficient circulation for all modes used to access stations was provided. Understanding future parking needs was also important, as SFRTA sought to negotiate future land use opportunities at some of its stations.

Our master plan services included preparation of a planning and zoning due diligence report, appraisal of an adjacent property for potential purchase for a surface parking lot, Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments, development and evaluation of potential alternatives to increase parking capacity and improve circulation at the stations, and preparation of a Non-Major State Action Checklist to satisfy state environmental requirements for the proposed improvements. A design-build criteria package for the parking garage was subsequently prepared, including preparation of a site plan and narrative description of design elements: site plan, civil, landscape, irrigation, parking functional, wayfinding signage, lighting, structural foundations and framing, architectural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, security, and fire protection.

The Kimley-Horn team also coordinated with the City of Dania Beach in order to acquire the entitlements to build the proposed parking garage, which was constructed on land leased by the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) from the City of Dania Beach. Subsequently, we provided support to the SFRTA during the design-build development phase of the project, including reviewing technical submittals during design development and permitting, and responding to questions regarding the intent of the conceptual design documents and written criteria narrative.

Kimley-Horn continued to serve in an advisory role to SFRTA during the project’s construction phase by reviewing and commenting on the design-build progress.