Le Groupe Rousseau Lefebvre

Planning and Design of Parking lots Guide _CMM

2012-2013

Client

Montreal Metropolitan Community (CMM)

Environmental and sustainable benefits

  • Protection of natural habitats
  • Sustainable stormwater management
  • Creation of ecosystems and green corridors
  • Increased biodiversity
  • Increased biomass
  • Heat island mitigation
  • Sustainable materials
  • Social responsibility
  • Health and well-being
  • Quicker approvals time for permits (MELCC, etc.)

The Metropolitan planning and development Plan (PMAD) adopted by the CMM in 2012 identified three main orientations in terms of planning: sustainable living environments, efficient and cohesive transit networks and finally, protected natural habitats. Recently, the PMAD proposed to orient 40% of urban growth among Transit Oriented Development projects. The main issues with TOD projects is generally the planning of parking lots.

Groupe Rousseau Lefebvre was mandated to redact a guide analysing the various proposed parking concepts (sustainable stormwater management, heat island effect reduction, landscape integration) and develop innovative proposals for the CMM and its municipalities and cities members.

This Best Practices Guide presents the study of 14 existing parking lots and exposes some simulation projects to stimulate the creativity of those site’s managers.