Mobility Study Approved by Parking Authority Board

Park New Haven to Assess Parking Needs and Impact in the Elm City’s Medical District

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — (December 17, 2013) — Park New Haven, which maintains and manages over 8,000 public parking spots across 7 garages and numerous surface facilities in Downtown New Haven, is pleased to announce the approval and launch of a comprehensive Mobility Study of the city’s Medical District (West of Downtown and North of Union Station).

Park New Haven, in collaboration with the City of New Haven, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale University, area businesses and community stakeholders, will conduct the study in the Medical District area. This will develop a short and long term program for sustainable access to the Medical District, which has become an engine of the city’s growth.

The study will include the review of previous and on-going studies and plans affecting the area; public input and participation throughout the process; a detailed analysis of the Air Rights Garage; assessment of job growth, real estate development and parking demand impact; development of strategies for parking demand management; creation of a plan for development, if found to be necessary, of new structured parking in the area; and additional related tasks.

“This Mobility Study will provide another layer of data; information that is critical to the forward-thinking that has helped our City grow over the last decade. It will give us a tremendous base of knowledge for making smart decisions when it comes to parking and other developments in and around the Medical District, not only for Park New Haven and the City, but Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale University as well,” said Park New Haven Chairman, Matthew Nemerson.

Park New Haven is committed to doing its part to sustainably facilitate economic development in the coming years. As Yale-New Haven Hospital expands and the City of New Haven reconnects the city with its TIGER-funded Downtown Crossing project, Park New Haven is helping to operationalize these changes and the goals of the broader Hill-to-Downtown initiative by assessing the findings of this study with the other partners committed to this project.

“As the number of people who live and work in New Haven continues to swell, it is important to have good data for planning purposes and this study should provide that for the Medical District,” said New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, Jr.

The Mobility Study will be conducted by San Francisco, CA-based, NelsonNygaard. The study is slated to begin in January and will conclude in June 2014.

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