Concordia College is a private liberal arts school located in Bronxville. The school struggled for a few years to provide additional parking on their campus, because local authorities were concerned about potential traffic and environmental impacts. The client approached us to design parking layout options that would maximize the number of new spaces while minimizing impacts on neighboring properties and landscape. With our designs, Concordia was able to meet with the Mayor and local authorities to discuss potential impacts and gauge political support for the project before navigating the approvals process with the local planning board.
EDG surveyed the site to determine existing conditions, opportunities and constraints. Work included review of vehicular ingress, egress and internal traffic flow, as well as preparation of schematic plans to demonstrate parking capacity for various layout options. We prepared detailed plans for the chosen layout, including tree replacement, lighting, and stormwater design calculations.
We increased the parking capacity of the site by over 30% with less than a 20% increase in impervious areas and ultimately provided a more cost-effective solution with a greater parking capacity than offered by other consultants. We also helped the client manage the political side of the approvals process.