White Castle High Street Mixed-Use Development with Parking
Our team provided thorough architectural and structural peer review, as well as civil, survey, and traffic engineering for a mixed-use concept incorporating retail, residential, commercial office, and parking. Our analysis determined the original proposal did not meet the minimum standards for structured parking, and we outlined solutions that the client embraced and incorporated into the final design. Structural engineers suggested replacing a 1-bay structure and speed ramp with a 1.5-bay, continuously sloping structure, which simplified vehicular circulation, reduced the number of curb cuts, and increased parking efficiency from 435 sf/space to 370 sf/space. We also determined the residential efficiency was extremely low and suggested replacing the single loaded corridors above the podium with double loaded corridors.
This successfully increased the unit count from 97 units to 108 units and improved the efficiency from 84 percent to 88 percent. Our architects also introduced an amenities deck above structured parking and added an in-deck pool between the deck and down ramp. These amenities increased the unit rental value overlooking greenspace and created a more luxurious environment for residents.