We are designing a Triple A ballpark on a parcel of land owned by the City approx. 242753sf there is an existing parking lot across the street which is also owned by the City the city has agreed to allow a utility Yard to be placed on the parking lot site. The parking lot is not part of the ballpark project however it along with 4,200 existing public parking spaces around downtown will be utilized on game days. My question is do I need to include the entire city parking lot as part of my LEED Project boundary or only the portion that houses the Utility Yard? If I dont the project will have no parking associated within the project boundary.
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January 3, 2013 - 5:05 pm
Renee, you are allowed to include off-site parking for the LEED credits which sounds like your situation. Even if your LEED project boundary does not include the parking spaces, if the folks using your building are parking somewhere else, include that number of spaces in PIf2, and SSc4.3, SSc4.4.
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January 4, 2013 - 10:05 am
Thank you however the parking that will be used for this project is as follows:
- Metered parking located throughout the downtown area
- Multiple paid private parking garages
- Free City parking located on the site across the street
I’m documenting SS4.4 as No New Parking Being Provided but you made me think about how I should document the number of parking spaces provided for building users:
My question is do I just include the Utility Yard area in my LEED boundary or do I include the entire parking lot in which it is located?
How should I document the number of parking spaces provided for building users?
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January 8, 2013 - 7:59 am
Based on the MPRs, your LEED boundary needs to include all land associated with the project, whether that is just the utility yard or the parking lot. It sounds like you aren't providing any parking spaces for building users and they are on their own to find parking near your project, which would be zero spaces.