Parking Planning Services

Our parking planning recommendations are not idealized theories but achievable goals tailored to each client’s unique needs. Rich & Associates has produced over 500 parking plans for municipalities, hospitals, universities, developers, airports, and transit facilities. Our studies cover every aspect of parking from conception to operation. Rich & Associates has worked with owners and financial underwriters to successfully finance over $500 Million in parking over the last 43 years.

Listening is the key to good parking planning. We employ a variety of tools based on over 55 years of experience and proven methodologies. These include community meetings and “Interactive Planning Sessions”. During these sessions we gather information, introduce projects and build consensus. Over the last 20 years, Rich & Associates has developed computer programs for establishing current and future parking demands, modeling development options, turnover and occupancy, license plate tracking, and pro forma analysis. These programs are often utilized by parking authorities and owners for ongoing analysis and management.

Rich & Associates planning studies have established the standard in the parking industry and our firm offers a full range of planning services including:

  • Parking need assessments
  • Complete parking master plan
  • Capital Improvement Programs
  • Enforcement studies
  • On-street parking management analysis
  • Financial analysis
  • Shared use parking analysis & zoning review
  • Presentation for rating agencies
  • Marketing analysis
  • Parking policy analysis
  • Parking and Revenue Control studies, design, and specifications

Our planners have provided parking master planning, site analysis, selection, and demand analysis for clients across North America. Rich & Associates never relies on cookie-cutter approaches based on national averages. Instead, every study utilizes our customized methodology to assess the unique characteristics and parking needs of our clients.

Operational Study Services

Properly planned, designed, and managed parking is a powerful marketing tool and a significant factor in overall visitor/client satisfaction. Rich & Associates offers a comprehensive consulting service to owners, operators, architects, engineers, and other clients relating to the operation of parking facilities and parking systems. These services include:

  • Analysis of owner requirements
  • Evaluation of parking revenue and access control equipment
  • Rate structure recommendations and revenue analysis
  • Valet operations
  • Maintenance and operating manuals
  • Security analysis
  • Staffing plans
  • Operating cost analysis

The outstanding quality of our parking consulting services is drawn from Rich & Associates' background in the management and operation of parking structures and parking systems through its affiliate MEDPark Management, Inc.