Parking Management

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NCTCOG’s Parking Management activities, including the North Texas Parking Management Toolbox, support local parking management plans and policies that can help North Texas achieve a more efficient transportation system and a more sustainable region.  

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 Regional Parking Database

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The Database will be an ongoing collection of regional parking utilization data from a sample of local sites with the goal of increasing local knowledge of actual parking demand and insight for efficient management and development codes.

  • NCTCOG will be asking those with parking data and related land use policy experience from across the region to join a Parking Data Advisory Group
  • NCTCOG will also be looking to recruit volunteer properties for on-site parking occupancy counts

 Contact Catherine Osborn at to get involved or for more information.

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. 

NCTCOG's Summary of North Texas Local Parking Studies provides an understanding of shared parking issues and insights from walkable places in the North Texas region. 

Study [PDF] City Context Topics
Mansfield Downtown Development Strategies (2020) - Parking Content Excerpted Mansfield Historic downtown, 1,140 spaces, on-street, off-street lots Supply and demand study, management strategies supporting walkable downtown development
Downtown Wylie Parking Review and Recommendations (2019) Wylie 209 on-street and 593 off-street parking spaces within about 7 blocks of historic downtown Wylie On-street/off-street utilization, wayfinding, district-wide parking needs and strategies
Dallas Midtown Autonomous Transportation System and Shared Parking Feasibility Study - Section 2  (2019) Dallas Plan recommending district wide mobility solutions including shared parking for new dense walkable development Shared parking, demand analysis and forecast
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 one-half 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.


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

NCTCOG's Travel Demand Management (TDM) program can help to reduce parking demand by addressing the demand side of travel behavior.

Staff: Travis Liska