Parking Structures

  1. Parking structures are encouraged in land constrained locations when economically feasible.
  2. Consider near term and future electric vehicle charging stations and renewable energy generation development during the analysis and design.
  3. Consider opportunities for integrating parking structures into multi-use developments with pedestrian-oriented uses located on the ground floor and parking on upper levels; ensure AT guidelines are fully addressed.
  4. Structures may be constructed below grade with roofs serving as vegetated areas or plazas.

Design parking areas conforming to existing topography and providing the total parking requirement for the facility. Accommodate all types of vehicles associated with the facility addressing work force, visitors, deliveries, services, and emergencies. Provide a level of quality appropriate for the Facility Group. Connect parking areas to the pedestrian walkway and path system. Comply with ATFP requirements.


Emphasize pedestrian and cycling access to facilities and promote walkability. Use high albedo surfaces to reduce heat island effect. Appropriately provide permeable paving following Installation Facilities Standards (IFS).


In areas at risk to high winds, provide trees with small to medium height and spread to minimize potential debris from wind and storm events and to preserve access and reduce maintenance requirements.

UFC 3-201-01 Civil Engineering

UFC 3-210-10 Low Impact Development

UFC 4-010-01 DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings

AFI 32-1002 Snow and Ice Control