Parking Management

Parking Management Program

NCTCOG’s Parking Management activities support local parking management plans and policies that create efficient and customer service-oriented parking that consumes less land while meeting flexible parking demand.  

Why does North Texas need parking management?

  • Improve transportation system performance through addressing parking’s impact on development​
  • Allow for highest and best use of land in key locations which increases jobs and housing access
  • Prepare for potential impact of automated vehicles which may significantly reduce future parking need

NCTCOG's Parking Events and Symposiums provide a forum for sharing local parking management best practices and strategies addressing future development.  Additionally, NCTCOG has collected examples of local parking studies and other resources to assist local governments in best practices in parking management. 

Competition for curbside space continues to increase and change with the evolution of competing modes of transportation and new technologies. The Curb Management Regional Planning Guide was developed to provide cities with the knowledge and tools to plan for and attain enhanced curbside management that most effectively balances the curb’s many potential uses.
Curb Management Regional Planning Guide

The NCTCOG Parking Management Toolbox can help North Texas achieve a more efficient transportation system and a more sustainable region.  The toolbox was created as part of a TOD Parking Study for the DART Red and Blue Lines.

Study [PDF] City Context Topics
Dallas Road Transit District Parking Study (2019) Grapevine Main Street and Dallas Road Transit District.  279 on-street spaces and 2,240 off-street spaces On-street/off-street utilization, transit coordination, wayfinding, and phased implementation of multiple parking strategies
Downtown Decatur Parking Inventory and Analysis (2019) Decatur 12 blocks of town square area.
674 on- and off-street spaces
On-street/off-street utilization, time limits, way-finding, shared parking opportunities
Arlington Parking Needs Analysis Technical Memorandum (2019) Arlington 1/2 square mile historic downtown High-level needs assessment, shared parking model, conceptual cost of parking facilities, automated vehicles impact
TOD Parking Study (2019) Dallas, Plano,
Richardson, Garland
16 transit-oriented developments,
15, 201 off-street spaces
TOD Parking Study (2019)
Historic Town Center Parking Study Update (2019) McKinney 50+ block of historic town center. 
2,989 spaces off and on-street
On-Street/off-street utilization,
Valet parking pilot, wayfinding recommendations
Granite Properties -
Office Parking
Dallas, Plano, Addison 10 office properties
8,515 off-street spaces
Suburban and urban locations
Class A office parking utilization,
recommended ratio 2.05 spaces
per 1,000 square feet in DFW
Magnolia Village Parking
Circulation Study
Fort Worth Corridor (27 blocks)
999 on-street spaces
Historic urban mixed use
On-street utilization, assessment of
paid parking implementation,
residential permit program
Preston Center Parking
Study Memo
Dallas District (10 blocks)
1440 garage spaces
76 surface lot spaces
406 on-street spaces
Urban mixed use office/retail
Utilization by facility,
duration/turnover for street
parking, district wide parking
needs and strategies
Downtown Parking Study (2016) Plano District (18 blocks)
388 on-street spaces
3,571 off-street spaces
Historic suburban downtown,
mixed use retail and residential
Utilization for all downtown
parking, future parking supply,
comprehensive parking strategy recommendations

Please contact NCTCOG staff listed at the bottom of this web page to add a local study to this table.


Staff: Travis Liska