Missoula Parking Commission to explore citywide expansion, new parking garage – How about vertical parking structures?


This is the first in a three-part series on the Missoula Parking Commission and its recommendations to the city for a new garage and an expanded parking district.

Part 2: The logic behind a citywide parking district

Part 3: Where to build a new parking garage?

Expanding its jurisdiction beyond the downtown district and funding a new parking structure are among the goals the Missoula Parking Commission is exploring as it looks to manage parking into the future.


By Martin Kidston


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Vertical Car Parking video

An automated parking system is a mechanical system designed to minimize the area and/or volume required for parking cars. Like a multi-story parking garage, an APS provides parking for cars on multiple levels stacked vertically to maximize the number of parking spaces while minimizing land usage.


Six-Story Parking Lot Nixed From D.C. Union Station Renovation Plans

The previously proposed parking lot sparked controversy in July 2020 during public comment on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the renovation project. The draft EIS called for a six-story parking garage. The new version of the plan significantly reduces the number of parking spots and relocating the parking to a new subterranean facility that would also serve as a “kiss and ride” facility for pick ups and drop offs.

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