University of Houston East Garage
To accommodate for the future influx of students, University of Houston’s 2006 Campus Framework Plan included the addition of parking spaces. The East Garage was designed to meet the needs of students, faculty, visitors as well as residents of the nearby campus loft. Utilizing a “double zero” ramp configuration, the garage was designed to have “nested” visitor parking with the capability to use the upper levels for overflow parking.
Walter P Moore provided specifications for the parking access / revenue control technology in the garage. The garage utilizes pay-on-foot machines for visitors with pay stations located on the ground floor for their use. The garage is designed to accommodate future residential development on two sides.
Traffic engineering services on this project included a traffic impact study, site circulation review, TxDOT driveway approval, and traffic control plans. Recommendations from the study included the installation of a traffic signal, the addition of turn bays, and improvements to existing pavement markings to improve safety for vehicles and pedestrians.