North Carolina Central University retained DAVENPORT to conduct a parking demand study and plan. The Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) of the City-County Planning Department of Durham had recently zoned the campus and its vicinity UC 2 category which was to serve as the basis for any future parking requirement. The study was necessary in order to facilitate parking reviews on individual future campus projects requiring City of Durham Planning and Engineering review. In addition, North Carolina Central University requested a transportation assessment of the Campus to establish the scope and parameters under which a comprehensive Campus Master Plan would be developed.
DAVENPORT’s Scope of Work for the Parking Plan included identifying all existing campus surface and structured parking including general, accessible and service/loading facilities and developing a plan to accommodate current and future needs to meet the requirements of the Unified Development Ordinance of the City-County Planning Department of Durham.
For the Transportation Assessment/Study, DAVENPORT established the Scope and Parameters under which a comprehensive Campus Master Plan, including Transportation, would be developed to include all relevant transportation components critical to orderly campus growth and their respective criteria. DAVENPORT accessed Pedestrian/vehicular interactions on campus streets and at external intersections. Street closings, pedestrian ways and service/emergency access were among the considerations.
DAVENPORT recently contracted with NCCU to update the previous parking study and plan in preparation for submittal to the City of Durham for review/approval. Currently NCCU is planning new construction on campus, including a new student union, new business building, the residence hall empty lot, Chidley Main renovation, and other future development plans. Some of these planned improvements will eliminate existing surface parking. DAVENPORT’s current effort will include update recommendations and travel demand management measures to mitigate the anticipated changes to existing parking.