Phoenix Parking Solutions Makes Smart Parking Decisions

Staff Report

Thursday, January 26th, 2023

Phoenix Parking Solutions, a full-service parking management and consulting company based in Atlanta that optimizes gateless service with technology-driven tactics, offers its consulting services to developers who are looking to secure funding, optimize revenue and elevate the guest parking experience.

Phoenix owner Jeff Patterson, a leader in the digital conversion of the parking industry, presents a more efficient, profitable, sustainable, and safer approach to parking by consulting on mixed-use developments, office buildings, apartments, and retail centers before they are even built.

Patterson, who has a successful history of educating property owners and management companies on how to replace antiquated parking systems with cloud-based parking methods, provides developers guidance from the moment they are looking to build a project. At this initial stage, his company can help generate a pro forma statement to help sell the project to investors and creditors. This financial projection justifies the amount to be spent on concrete and space so investors can get an idea of their ROI.

The next stage involves developmental consulting on the infrastructure of the garage, including any necessary referrals to architectural firms. Phoenix consults on smart city planning and sustainability options including curb cuts, lighting, camera coverage, and nested gate areas. Patterson and his team lend their expertise to offer complete systems that combine strategic light placement, motion sensors, and solutions to save money on additional wiring. Phoenix is also responsible for determining whether the city requires private property owners to have a certain amount of electric vehicle charging stations and how quickly these needs will grow.

The third and final stage involves consultation on the parking garage design elements such as the placement, verbiage, and material of elevator, floor, and wayfinding signs. Phoenix is well versed on sign ordinances and other nuances that garage operators don’t always consider.

Knowing the types of tenants that will be in these developments ahead of time also helps Phoenix determine infrastructure elements that can reduce insurance claims, such as placing rounded curbs near restaurants, so guests and valet drivers don’t scrape front bumpers or curb wheels when pulling up to the valet stand.

Being able to finalize plans for a parking facility is much easier to do before the garage is built. Having to tear up concrete to replace antiquated systems or to upgrade and reposition lighting and camera systems creates added costs that have a negative impact on ROI. The latest security measures that Phoenix recommends allow parking garage operators to monitor cameras in real-time and make guests feel safer when walking to their cars thanks to motion sensors and LED lighting.