Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society, Inc.Parking Master PlanPage 1
DeShazo, Tang & Associates, Inc.Engineers
400 South Houston, Suite 330Dallas, TX 75202-4899214-748-6740
TO: Ms. Mary BrinegarDallas Arboretum and Botanical Society, Inc.FROM: DeShazo, Tang & Associates, Inc.DATE: December 23, 2008RE:
Parking Master Plan for the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society, Inc;DT&A No. 08204
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society, Inc. (DABS) attracts visitors throughoutthe year, with distinct peaks during several special events and festivals. The attendancerecords provided by DABS indicate that over 525,000 visitors attended the groundsduring 2008, an increase of over 22% from 2007.DeShazo, Tang & Associates, Inc. (DT&A) has been involved with numeroustransportation related studies at DABS since the first Transportation Management Planwas developed in February 1988. With the planned development of the Children’sGarden and Garden Education Center (GEC) at the north end of the property, parkingremains an important element to be addressed.The construction of the Children’s Garden is scheduled for completion in 2012. Duringconstruction, several existing parking areas on the DABS grounds will not be availableto utilize. Alternate parking arrangements will need to be secured to appropriately planfor the anticipated parking demands associated with the various festivals and specialevents held at DABS.
The purpose of this memorandum is to evaluate the projected parking demands ofDABS after completion of the expansions and during the construction phase associatedwith the Horticulture Center, Children’s Garden and GEC. Recommendations to DABS