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File #: 22-3120    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/4/2022 In control: Town Council Meeting
On agenda: 6/6/2022 Final action:
Title: Request to Approve Study Contract for Parking Supply-and-Demand Study
Attachments: 1. 1. Vienna Parking Study Proposal March 25 2022, 2. 2. Regulatory Requirements for Agenda Items 22-3120, 3. 3. MWCOG TLC On-Call Contract (Rideable Contract)



Request to Approve Study Contract for Parking Supply-and-Demand Study



Staff requests approval to award Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc. for a parking supply-and-demand study up to $115,000 (see attachment 1).  Procurement of this service will be through riding Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Contract #21-089-TLC (see attachment #3).


This parking study will assess parking in Vienna’s commercial corridors and provide strategies for parking improvements.


A parking supply-and-demand study was a high-priority recommendation from the Town’s 2020 Multimodal Transportation Land-Use Study. It is also a final recommendation in the economic development strategy.  Overall, the study will:


                     Create detailed recommendations regarding government-led initiatives for parking improvements and locations (e.g., parking facilities, parking management district, or shared parking contracts)

                     Identify strategies for the commercial corridor to use the parking supply more efficiently

                     Analyze existing and future parking supply and demand

                     Identify the Town’s administrative capacity, costs, and other steps necessary to implement strategies and recommendations


The entire study effort will last approximately eight months and will include public engagement and presentations to Town Council and the Planning Commission. The Town is utilizing a local ridable contract to procure Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc. for this study.   


Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc. is currently a sub-consultant for DPZ’s Code Create effort and will utilize what is has currently learned about the Town for this parking study.  This parking study will significantly expand the current Town parking review and provide a model for future demand, and detailed recommendations.


It is also important to note the main difference between the parking study and current, related work through CodeCreate.  The CodeCreate effort will update parking ratios for the required number of parking spaces, develop guidance for periodic parking ratio assessments and make recommendations on dimensional standards for parking spaces.


The parking study will focus on evaluating the existing conditions in the commercial areas within Town, model future conditions, and provide recommendations to improve parking in the commercial areas.  This study may include the evaluation of new parking facilities, current policies, and potential parking management programs.


Award is recommended to be made in the amount of $114,825 to:

Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc.

1222 22nd Street NW, Suite 200

Washington, DC 20037


Staff requests approval of expenditure for the contract amount: $114,825.


Departmental Recommendation:  Recommend award of the contract.


Finance Recommendation:  Recommend award of contract.


Purchasing Recommendation:  Recommend award of contract.


Town Attorney Recommendation:  The Town may ride the COG contract for the proposed contract for Parking Supply and Demand Study or solicit proposals in the discretion of the Town Council.


Town Manager's Recommendation:  I recommend the Town Council award the study contract for the Parking Supply and Demand Study to Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc., as presented.


Cost and Financing:  $115,000

Account Number: Project - 822PKST023, Account - 300-000-0000-39400-48009

Decision Needed by This date:  June 06, 2022



Recommended Action

"I move to award the study contract for the Parking Supply and Demand Study to Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $115,000.


Other action deemed necessary by Council.